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WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT An energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home or business consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take your home or business more energy efficient, by performing a room by room examination of a structure as well as a thorough examination of ...
04/18/2010
  Close The Ten Top New Years Resolutions for 2010 - Trying to Improve The Top Ten New Years Resolutions most people share Every year it seems that the same Top Ten New Year resolutions crop up. Why? It's obvious. ...
01/05/2010
1. What does your inspection cover? The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all applicable requirements in your state if applicable and will comply with a well-recognized standard of practice and code of ethics. You should be able to request and see a cop...
03/26/2009
What are the signs your house might have the potentially toxic imported Chinese dry wall? * First the house was built or remodeled between 2005 and 2008 * The house has a strong or noticeable smell of sulphur or rotten eggs. * The home has experienced repeated air conditioning coil issues or corr...
03/22/2009
  Avoid renegotiations, delays and lost sales One of the most frustrating aspects of selling a house is when a problem turns up on the physical inspection. Depending on the severity of the problem, it can lead to a new round of negotiations, delay your escrow, or even ruin your sale. List your h...
03/22/2009
  Avoid renegotiations, delays and lost sales One of the most frustrating aspects of selling a house is when a problem turns up on the physical inspection. Depending on the severity of the problem, it can lead to a new round of negotiations, delay your escrow, or even ruin your sale. List your h...
02/12/2009
Mold Inspection National media attention has alerted the public to the destructive and possibly toxic dangers of hidden mold spores that could affect their family's health and their homes. You owe it to yourself to minimize your exposure to mold spores in the indoor environment, become informed!...
02/12/2009
Moisture is the most destructive force Of all of the defects we look for in a home inspection. This is why moisture detection is so important. Moisture is always the one that causes the most concern. Moisture is one of the worst enemies your home can have. It can cause your clothes and furnishin...
02/09/2009
Helpful Information When Making Appointment Address of property to be inspected Buyers contact information (including e-mail & cell phone) Agent's contact information Approximate age of the home Description of the home (size, floors, bathrooms) Unique Features (second kitchen, basement, etc) Acce...
02/09/2009
    Preparing Your Furnace For Winter Regular maintenance along with periodic checkups by a licensed heating professional are essential for continued safe and efficient operation of your furnace. But don't wait until the first cold snap hits to make sure your furnace is ready for winter. Here ar...
02/02/2009
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