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How to tell if you have Chinese Drywall in a home - 05/13/09 12:50 PM
After seeing in person several homes with Chinese drywall and seeing the Red Flags in those homes of what to look for I have compiled a simple list that will give you a good start in the search to see if your home has this problematic drywall in it: Use you sense of smell. If you detect a sulfur like odor, you might have it. Look at the soft reactive metals in your home. Copper and Silver seem to be the first to show signs of reacting to the corrosive off gassing of the drywall. Copper wiring that is turning dark (56 comments)
5 Simple steps to keep that A/C in working order - 05/12/09 03:58 PM
Five Simple Steps for a Happy and Cool Summer! Summer is upon us! Today in Nashville TN, my A/C was on and it was not the first time this year! Just a few weeks ago we were in the mid 80's. The following easy steps we help homeowners in preventing a few problems from occurring with their A/C system this summer. •· Inspect the filters - The first step in maintaining a well-functioning air conditioning system is to inspect the air filters. These should be changed or cleaned at least twice a year. Monthly maintenance is recommended if the system is in (2 comments)
Don't become a Mortgage Scam Victim! - 05/12/09 03:10 PM
When the Obama Administration recently announced the Making Home Affordable Program it also opened the door to more mortgage scams! This was or is not the intent of this program. It is designed to assist up to nine million American families refinance or modify their loans to a monthly mortgage payment that is more affordable. Due to the over¬whelming interest in the plan, homeowners are increasingly becoming the target of scammers trying to take advantage of families with false promises and steep fees to provide foreclosure assistance. With President Obama's plan, a homeowner NEVER has to pay to participate in the (0 comments)
Is Home Inspector the right name? - 05/11/09 03:50 PM
I have been performing various types of property inspections since 1994 and I have always wondered if the name Home Inspector really was the correct name for my profession? Home inspections comprise about 50% of my business, the rest are various type of related inspections from bank to commercial types of inspections. I have contemplated with changing what I call myself, some of the following are some names I have been contemplating: Property Consultant; well it sounds good but what does it say that I do? Construction Consultant; same issue, but it does define the type of work I'm doing. But, (7 comments)
Looks like Georgia Pacific has entered the Drywall Problem fiasco. - 05/05/09 11:19 AM
It appears that the Chinese drywall problem might now be a domestic problem as well. The following link is to a new article with claims about Synthetic Gypsum Drywall market by Georgia Pacific as GP Tough Rock. This product is made in the United States and Canada. It was sold through 84 Lumber and produced by Georgia Pacific in the case that was filed in Florida. The action was filed Friday, April 24, in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division. The lead attorney for the plaintiff is Brian Warwick of the law firm of Varnell & Warwick in (11 comments)
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