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What a strange way to start a blog.....Weeding without Gloves.  This is my very brief analogy of how important a home inspection is to the purchase and sale of a home.  While the purchase inspection has now become accepted as common practice, why hasn't the Pre-Listing inspection become even more...
In areas with older homes we all have seen or are going to see Knob and tube wiring.  In my post today I wanted to post some "Quick Facts" about old K&T (knob and tube). K&T Limitations:Usually Restricted to a Maximum of 60 amp serviceNot a grounded system making it more hazardous than modern wir...
CONTROLLING ALLERGENS IN THE HOME For many people, household allergens can cause a variety of symptoms, including sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, and shortness of breath, and may be a contributing cause of asthma, especially in children. However, it is possible to minimize the effects of such al...
DON’T THROW MONEY OUT THE WINDOW With heating and cooling costs continuing to rise, it makes sense to look at one of the leading causes of energy inefficiency in the home: windows. Installing energy-efficient windows can mean increased comfort as well as savings on utility bills in any climate. T...
THE HOUSE-FRIENDLY YARD AND GARDEN During the spring and summer months, many homeowners get their garden and yard work into full swing. This month, Pillar To Post takes a look at several steps that homeowners can take to make their outdoor spaces and their home live compatibly. KEEP WATER AWAY FR...
WHAT CAUSES SICK HOUSE SYNDROME? Sick House Syndrome occurs when a house can’t “breathe” to rid itself of indoor pollutants, resulting in poor indoor air quality – a “sick house.” Inadequate ventilation allows pollutants to build up, causing potential health risks to the home’s occupants. Young c...
HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS: CHOOSING A HANDYMAN* Whether it's a big project such as a bathroom remodel, something small like putting up shelves, or repairs and routine maintenance, many homeowners turn to handymen to get the job done. It used to be that everyone knew "a guy down the street" who could do...
  CARBON MONOXIDE: AVOIDANCE AND PREVENTION Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, oil, and propane in devices such as furnaces, water heaters, and stoves. These items are normally designed to vent the CO to the outside, but har...
MAKE YOUR HOME “INSPECTION-READY” From routine maintenance to detecting conditions that could signify the need for major repairs, there are many simple steps your seller can take to prepare their home for a professional home inspection. In addition, on the day of the inspection, attention to a fe...
HOME REPAIRS BEFORE SALE CAN ADD VALUE Many homeowners often overlook easy and relatively inexpensive fixes that can add real value to a home’s selling price. While major remodeling is costly and may not address the needs and tastes of prospective buyers, these repairs and maintenance suggestions...

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