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Home Maintenance suggestions, infrared (thermal) imaging technology, and lots of home maintenance ideas you can perform yourself at home.
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About me: My inspection standards are always amongst the highest in the industry and meet or exceed every standard set by the Master Inspector Certification Board (Home of the best Board Certified inspectors in the world), Commonwealth of Massachusetts and NACHI (National Association of Certifie...
10/19/2013
TYPES OF HEATING Depending upon where you live and how your house was built, your home may have any of several different types of climate systems that help you to enjoy your interior spaces year-round. Forced-air Furnaces, Forced-hot water Boilers and Steam Boilers (fueled by gas or oil) are ver...
10/19/2013
I have an excellent resource for all homeowners who are willing to maintain their home and keep (or improve) its value over the years. Please refer your home buyers to my "Know Your Home" guide as a reference point for maintaining their home or to simply obtain answers to their home related quest...
01/08/2013
  New LEAD LAWS enacted on April 2nd, 2010 All building contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes built before 1978 must now be EPA certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination throughout your home. Be...
09/18/2012
Why Choose Me To Inspect Your Massachusetts or New Hampshire Home? Benefits of hiring Massachusetts Home Inspections   BOARD CERTIFIED MASTER INSPECTOR - The Master Inspector Certification Board, Inc. supports the inspection industry's advanced education providers and encourages experienced home ...
08/18/2011
Though there are many different ways to mitigate a house, Active Soil Depressurization (ASD) (as opposed to Passive systems) is the most common and effective solution for lowering elevated Radon levels in your home here in Massachusetts. These are the type of systems that I see most of the time w...
03/06/2011
If you have a finished basement, any concealed foundation cracks, piping penetrations, crumbling field stone mortar and loose joints can allow small amounts of water into your finished area without you even knowing about it until the problem becomes excessive enough that it seeps right through y...
02/20/2011
Radiant Ice Melt Systems Ice and snow melt systems are utilized in many applications throughout the state of Massachusetts. Business owners utilize snow and ice melt systems in outdoor malls, parking lots, car washes, walkways, and loading ramps to eliminate the expense of continuous snowplowing,...
12/04/2010
This image (above) is a perfect example of the problems that are associated with Aluminum wiring. Note letters A and B (the insulation jackets are melted), which I will explain "Why" in the third paragraph and C (mixing copper wiring with aluminum wiring on the same breaker). Aluminum wiring can...
11/10/2010
  There are a wide variety of chimneys in Massachusetts, which represent an even wider variety of interrelated components that comprise them. However, there are three basic types of chimneys: single-walled metal chimneys, masonry chimneys and pre-fabricated metal chimneys that are commonly refer...
10/16/2010
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