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Here's a link to a video I made of some termite damage I found in a recent Raleigh area home inspection. These little guys can do some serious damage very quickly!! We recommend a yearly inspection of your crawlspace to keep any potential problems to a minimum. At the very least you should be hav...
Radon (Rn) Radon is a radioactive noble gas that is formed by the decay of radium and is considered to be a health hazard. You cannot see, smell, or taste Radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing Radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fa...
At a recent inspection of a 6 year old home, I observed that the hardwood floors throughout the first floor of the house were slightly cupped. I continued my interior inspection thinking of what I would find in the crawlspace. I expected to find a muddy mess on the ground and a furry growth all o...
I just wanted to let you know that I have already adopted the new standardized report format set forth by the Home Inspector Licensure Board set to go into effect 12/01/07. This together with the recent changes made to the Offer To Purchase And Contract are changing the way we do business.  The t...
Roofing                                                                                                        Roofs play a key role in protecting building occupants and interiors from outside weather conditions, primarily moisture. The roof, insulation, ...
17 Ways To Save Energyby Mark H Roe NACHI Home Inspector BeSure Home Inspection With the rising cost of energy cost, here are some easy to do tips to help lower your energy bill.1. Get a home energy audit every couple of years from a Certified NACHI Home Inspector to find ways to cut costs.2. Che...
As a long time professional in the real estate industry I strongly urge you to have your home tested for the presence of Radon gas. There are currently no laws requiring Radon testing in a real estate transaction; however the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General have recom...
Radon is a carcinogenic gas that is hazardous to inhale. Build-up of Radon in homes is a health concern and many lung cancer cases are attributed to Radon exposure each year. More than 20,000 Americans die of Radon-related lung cancer each year. About 12% of all lung cancer deaths are directly at...
Your home is very much a living entity and should be treated as such. It rises from the ground, inhales and exhales air. It has an internal climate and is affected by the environment around it. It gets sick when systems break down and needs repair when wounded. In most cases, you will not know wh...
I Can help.No one really understands the hectic life of the real estate professional. All hours of the day, every day of the week you are on call. Your time is valuable, so why spend it at a home inspection if you don't have to?I can help you put more hours in your day! Impossible you say? I hold...

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