A discussion of the home inspection and commercial building inspection industry. Home maintenance tips for consumers.
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When professional home inspectors assess the current condition of your home, they are searching for safety issues, as well as providing you with a comprehensive review of the status of hundreds of components in the home. Because a home inspection focuses on the current condition of all items, it ...
All forms of home heating - be it a furnace, stove or fireplace - also produce by-products that must be removed from the home. This is accomplished using some combination of chimneys, flues and vents. • A chimney is a vertical structure made of masonry or metal that surrounds one or more flues, a...
Stop and take a look at the outlets in your home. If it's of newer construction, it stands to reason that in areas where water is often used, such as the kitchen or bathroom, outlets look a bit different than in other areas of the home. Outlets in these areas may have black and red test and reset...
All heating appliances or systems - no matter what fuel is used - produce toxic fumes and gases as a part of the process of creating heat. One of those gases is carbon monoxide.Carbon monoxide is sometimes called the "silent" killer because it is colorless and odorless. The symptoms of CO poisoni...
Snuggling up in front of a roaring fire may seem like a great, and economical, way to spend a winter evening, but you may end up burning more money than you think. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, conventional fireplaces are one of the most inefficient heat sources, exhausting as much ...