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Many groups and individuals are proposing that our government spend tax money on research and development of systems to utilize solar energy. They urge construction of vast solar energy collectors to convert sunlight to electricity to supply our energy needs. They would even put solar collectors on roofs of homes, factories, schools, and other buildings. Proponents of this technology claim that energy obtained from the sun will be safer and cleaner than coal, oil, or nuclear energy sources. We view these proposals with alarm. Unscrupulous scientists and greedy promoters are hoodwinking a gullible (1 comments)
Moisture Control in Home/Accurate Home Inspection of Atlanta - 09/28/08 11:29 AM
Accurate Home Inspection of Atlanta Consumer Information: Preventing moisture from reaching high levels in your house is the simplest and easiest way to prevent mold. There are several no-cost and low-cost ways to do it. If your house has a crawl space with a dirt floor, cover the floor with a continuous sheet of 6-mil polyethylene. Make sure water from your roof goes away from your house by leading downspouts away from the foundation. Ensure that the ground around your house slopes away from the house. When you shower or bathe,use the bathroom fan;allow it to run for 15 minutes or longer. Bathroom (0 comments)
Winter Coming/Natural Gas Health Effects/Accurate Home inspection Atlanta - 09/25/08 07:49 AM
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Master Inspector Certification Board 1.Improperly compacted backfill and fill present around the foundation. All backfill and fill should be placed in 6" to 8" layers and tampered for proper compaction. This could allow items like the driveway, sidewalk and front porch steps to settle. (1995 CABO 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Code, Section 406.3.4) 2.Grading does not slope away from the foundation. Lots should be graded to drain surface water away from the foundation walls. The grade away from the foundation walls should fall (1 comments)
Accurate Home Inspection of Atlanta *Childhood lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the U.S..Let us provide a inexpensive testing in your home if it is 1977 or older.If you use these homes as rental properties,section 8,investments this could save you from exposer to liability. *Even children who appear healthy can have dangerous levels of lead in their bodies. People can get lead in their body if they: Put their hands or other objects covered with lead dust in their mouths. Eat paint chips or soil that contains lead. Breathe in (0 comments)
PEX piping offers reduced heat loss and improved thermal characteristics when compared to metallic pipe. In addition, less energy is used by the water heater because of shorter delivery time for hot water with PEX parallel plumbing systems. Cost Effectiveness-PEX plumbing systems have lower installation costs than rigid metallic plumbing systems.Installation time and labor required is greatly reduced. In service, the use of PEX systems can reduce energy and water use by delivering water to the fixtures faster and by reducing losses in the piping. Noise Reduction-When properly secured, PEX piping can be significantly quieter than rigid systems. (2 comments)
Conserve Energy and Save Money/Atlanta Real Estate Inspection Service - 09/16/08 09:17 PM
Accurate Home Inspection of Atlanta WWW.FINDMEANINSPECTOR.COM Are your energy bills too high? Is your home not as comfortable as you want it to be? Do you want to do more to protect the environment? Do you have teenagers at home giving your hot water bill a beating? Whatever your situation, this will help you to find a solution that's right for you. This guide is primarily aimed at homeowners who are thinking of upgrading or replacing their home's existing heating or cooling systems. It also contains useful information for people who are having a home built for (2 comments)
Controlling the surface water around a home is an important in maintaining a home. Surface water in refers to water introduced to the soil when it rains. The water, if not properly controlled, could lead to water penetration and result in damage to the structure, interior surfaces, and homeowners' belongings. In addition, hydrostatic pressure that is created when water accumulates next to or below a foundation may cause structural damage to the foundation. The best methods for controlling the surface water are contingent upon local weather patterns, the type of soil and (0 comments)
Formaldehyde in Homes/Accurate Home Inspection of Atlanta - 09/14/08 12:36 PM
Formaldehyde is an important chemical used widely by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household products. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Thus, it may be present in substantial concentrations both indoors and outdoors. Sources of formaldehyde in the home include building materials, smoking, household products, and the use of un-vented, fuel-burning appliances, like gas stoves or kerosene space heaters. Formaldehyde, by itself or in combination with other chemicals, serves a number of purposes in manufactured products. For example, it is used to add permanent-press qualities to clothing and draperies, as a component of (0 comments)
global energy /real estate consumer tips/findmeaninspector.com - 09/08/08 08:52 AM
Geothermal heat pumps for homes and other buildings is way up - and likely to go higherThe geothermal heat pump is a green technology which, unlike solar and wind power, doesn't get a lot of attention. Geothermal heat pumps utilize the Earth's constant temperature to heat and cool water that is pumped underground through a closed loop pipe that runs up intoa house or other building. Geothermal heat pumps are an environmentally-friendly source ofheating, cooling and hot water.While geothermal heat pumps still account for less than 1% ofthe U.S. heating and cooling market.Did you know Google is investing $10 million in (1 comments)
Realestate Blog/Winter heating tips/Accurate Home Inspection of Atlanta - 09/07/08 09:10 PM
Heating systems and fuel-based appliances Unvented or poorly maintained fuel-based appliances can be a source of contaminants.Other pollutants can be distributed by the forced air system. Here are some ways to reduce contaminants. Accurate Home inspections of Atlantacan provide you with a level of accountability, professionalism by a qualified building codes inspector knowledgeable of the home building industry. It simply doesn't make sense to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for a new or existing home without an PCR evaluation. Few buyers have the expertise to make an objective evaluation. www.findmeaninspector.com
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Walls are the largest exterior surface areas of most homes and are also exposed to wind load and large amounts of air infiltration. Uninsulated or poorly insulated walls are ideal for convection heat transfer because of internal wall cavities. These cavities, which are more prevalent than most people think, are caused by little or no insulation or poorly-installed insulation. Exterior walls with an air cavity between their cold and warm side allow air currents inside the walls to carry warmth from one side of the wall (0 comments)
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