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Pool SafetyA swimming pool in the yard can present a very dangerous area for children. Drowning is the number one cause of death for children under five in Florida, Arizona, and California with a ranking of number two for over a dozen other states. For every drowning there are eleven near drownin...
04/07/2007
CARBON MONOXIDE What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a non-irritating, odorless, colorless gas that is somewhat lighter than air. A by-product of incomplete burning of coal, wood, charcoal, natural gas, fuel oil, kerosene, gasoline, fabrics and plastics, it is the leading cause of poi...
04/07/2007
EXTENDING THE LIFE OF YOUR DRIVEWAY:      Winter ice along with the trauma of a snow shovel digging against the surface can really do a number on asphalt driveways.  Spring is a great time to repair and reseal your driveway and extend it's life. Examine the surface for cracks and gouges. Then tre...
04/05/2007
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What is Radon?Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.The release of this radioactive gas enters the air you breathe, causing a potential health risk to you and your family.Radon gas can be found in just about anywhere. It can get into any type of building - home...
04/02/2007
Water Heater MaintenanceA leaking water heater will do a lot of damage to your home. Even a small, slow leak can soak into the particle board subflooring and cause the subfloor to decay. Leaking water may also seep into carpeting, create mildew and permanently stain your walls. As awful as this s...
03/14/2007
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Your Home   The structure of your home is what gives it shape and strength. The most commonly asked questions of a professional home inspector are related to evulating the condition of the structure. The two main components of the structure are the foundation and the framing system.Each of these ...
03/14/2007
Inspection vs. Appraisal   A typical home inspection is a visual check of all the accessible components of a house. The check is preferably done by a professional whose training and experience allows a competent, timely, and complete assessment of the current condition of the structure and system...
03/14/2007
 Buyers Pre-Purchase InspectionLet us examine the condition of that new home or condo you are planning to buy. Are there any hidden problems or expenses that may spring up, when you least expect it?? WE CAN HELP YOU.Buying a home can be a stressful process? A home inspection is suppose to give yo...
03/14/2007
Ten Tips to Speed Up Your Home Inspection. Sellers can speed their home inspection by following these suggestions. The inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing. 1.  Confirm that the water, electric and gas are on, with pilot lights burning.  2.  Ensure pets won't hinder t...
03/14/2007
Maintenance Inspections Kollias Property Inspections, Inc. recommends that you receive a Home Maintenance Inspection every two years after you have closed on your property. For about the cost of a basic automotive tune-up, a Home Maintenance Inspection can help identify problems and damage in you...
03/14/2007
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