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Surge suppressors or transient-voltage surge suppressors................ Gainesville FloridaSurge protectors, also known as surge suppressors or transient-voltage surge suppressors, are devices designed to limit the voltage supplied to an electrical device by shorting to ground any excess voltage...
06/28/2015
                The Dangers of Mold   Molds produce allergens, which are substances that can cause allergic reactions, as well as irritants and, in some cases, potentially toxic substances known as mycotoxins.  Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive ind...
06/08/2015
Air Sampling for Mold Inspections Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons.  Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis of the air samples.  Having samples analyzed can also he...
05/23/2015
Oriented strand board (OSB) and plywood are wood structural panels made by compressing and gluing pieces of wood together. While OSB and plywood appear similar and are generally interchangeable, the different ways that each material is manufactured contribute to each having its own unique strengt...
05/21/2015
MOLD TESTING  (Gainesville Florida)     Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons.  Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis of the air samples.  Having samples analyzed can a...
05/20/2015
Check your roof for Kickout flashing...  Kickout flashing, also known as diverter flashing, is a special type of flashing that diverts rainwater away from the cladding and into the gutter. When installed properly, they provide excellent protection against the penetration of water into the buildin...
05/19/2015
BUYING A HOME? Gainesville FL. Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can't afford it.   Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own homes.    Buying a home is the smartest financial decision you will ever make...
05/19/2015
Grade sloping (or draining) back toward the home. This could lead to damp or wet crawlspaces, foundation movement, cracking or settlement. Water wicking up the foundation could lead to rot in the walls, framing members and mold. Some indications of foundation movement include windows that are out...
05/18/2015
Factory-Built Fireplaces / Gainesville There’s nothing like coming home and warming up next to a roaring fire during the long, cold months of winter, or even chilly evenings in any season.  Long commutes to work in the cold and the increasingly short hours of daylight in the fall and winter are m...
04/17/2015
Attic pull-down ladders, also called attic pull-down stairways, are collapsible ladders that are permanently attached to the attic floor. Occupants can use these ladders to access their attics without being required to carry a portable ladder. HOME INSPECTOR USA encounter a significant number of ...
04/17/2015
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