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2009 

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Wood decay, also known as wood rot, is the decomposition of wood as the result of actions by certain species of fungi.  Facts about wood decay and decay fungi: According to Ohio State University, replacement materials needed to repair damage caused by decay account for nearly 10% of U.S. annual w...
08/26/2009
Inspectors should always bring with them gear that can protect against the hazardous situations inherent in inspections.   Ironically, the process of inspecting for safety defects can itself compromise the safety of inspectors and their clients. Inspectors can use the following types of equipment...
08/23/2009
 Polybutylene (PB) is a plastic manufactured between 1978 and 1994 for use as piping in home plumbing systems. It offered plenty of advantages over other materials such as flexibility, ease of installation, resistance to freezing, and it was inexpensive. Pipes made from polybutylene were installe...
08/21/2009
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Wind mitigation is the implementation of certain building techniques in order to limit damage caused by intense wind. A few facts about windstorms and wind insurance: In 2006, Citizens Insurance, one of the largest property insurers in Florida, requested a 45% rate increase for wind insurance. O...
08/18/2009
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  Humidifiers are devices that humidify air so that building occupants are comfortable. Central humidifiers are hard-wired into a house's plumbing and forced-air heating systems.   What is humidity? Humidity refers to the amount of moisture in the air. "Relative humidity" signifies the amount of...
08/18/2009
An attached garage is a garage that is physically attached to a house. Fires that begin in attached garages are more likely to spread to living areas than fires that originate in detached garages. For this reason, combined with the multitude of flammable materials commonly found in garages, atta...
08/13/2009
An inspection is essentially a "visual snapshot" of a home's condition as it exists at the time  and date of the inspection, and that condition is described in a comprehensive written report. An inspector will check the roof, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, structure, plumb...
08/12/2009
Newly-placed concrete develops tensile stresses as differences in temperature and moisture content develop in the drying concrete. These stresses are relieved by cracking. A number of factors can influence the development of such stresses. Control of Crack LocationsControl joints are sometimes i...
08/12/2009
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House numbers should be clear enough so that police, the fire department, paramedics, etc., can quickly locate properties in an emergency. House numbers are often the only way that first-responders can identify their intended destinations. A number of jurisdictions have begun enforcing laws throu...
08/11/2009
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    Window bars (also called safety bars and security bars) are metal bars that are installed to prevent intruders from entering a building. As an unintended consequence, window bars can slow or prevent egress during an emergency. Facts: Roughly 25 people die or are injured annually in fires wher...
08/10/2009
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