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How long will that last? - 08/25/08 10:27 AM
Average Life span of Household Appliances The average life span for typical household appliances: Central Air Conditioner - 15 years Room Air Conditioner - 12 years Washing Machine - 13 years Clothes Dryer - 18 years Refrigerator - 20 years Dishwasher - 12 years Upright Freezer - 20 years Kitchen Stove - 18 years Water Heater - 13 years
A few maintenance tips for some appliances: OVEN: A test of your oven's thermostat can be made by placing an accurate oven thermometer in the center of a 400 degree oven. After 15 minutes, check the reading. If it's more than 100 degrees too (6 comments)
Overweight homes - 08/12/08 04:34 PM
According to a U.S. Geological Survey, a typical new home contains more than 7 metric tons of gypsum. That's 14,000 pounds of drywall!!! That's a lot of screws, mud, and, worse, sanding! I about, did the deed in my pants, when I read this (hey, I'm an inspector, I get excited about this kind of thing). I guess with all the cathedral ceilings (wasted space, but aesthetically pleasing), I can see why it's true. I just thought I would pass this info along to all of you out there in the real estate world, as a little fact, to maybe throw at a client to (8 comments)
Attics are the place to be during a summer heat wave - 08/08/08 08:14 AM
Tips on inspecting an attic: - Wear skis (They cover 2-3 joists at a time, making it much easier to find them and traverse in 2' of blown in insulation). - Wear a TYVEK suit. They work so well keeping stuff (insulation, debris,) off of you and keeping you clean. In fact, they let nothing get to your body, including fresh air. So while you may be clean, you'll lose 20 lbs. and your inspection clothes will be sopping with sweat. - You have the option also of not wearing a "suit". Of course, on a hot summer's day, after being in (6 comments)
Diligence - 08/03/08 03:51 PM
We will be treating our staff(see bottom picture) to a 2-day fun-filled getaway at Cedar Point on Monday and Tuesday.... and as always, we'll be marketing our SERVICES.(see top picture) May you all have a happy & successful upcoming week!!!! And be diligent in your marketing efforts, but always have fun doing it!!! Josh (0 comments)
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