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Have you ever turned on a whirlpool and seen a bunch of nasty black gunk shoot out of the jets?  I've heard it's either mold or some kind of bacteria that feeds off dead skin cells.  Personally, I don't care what the stuff is - it's gross no matter what.  If the water in the circulation piping si...
There's a prevailing myth in the real estate industry that a townhouse inspection is far easier than a single family home, takes less time, and uncovers fewer defects.  False, false, and false.  When we quote a price for a townhouse inspection, we always quote the inspection fee exactly as we wou...
While everyone thinks about gutters being one of the most important aspects of maintaining a dry basement, gutters can also play a major role in preventing water intrusion at the exterior of the home. As water drains off the roof and hits hard surfaces next to the house, such as decks and patios,...
I'm not a fan of gas log fireplaces because they waste energy and they're a potential safety hazard.  These fireplaces start out as wood burning fireplaces, but at some point someone decides that building a wood fire is too much work and artificial firelogs are ugly, so they have a gas log instal...

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