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Truss Uplift Many homes today have been built with trusses - prefabricated structural assemblies that hold up the roof and the top floor ceilings. Trusses are a series of triangles fastened together with gusset plates. The outside members of a truss are called chords while the inner pieces are kn...
03/13/2007
Sellers Pre-Listing Inspection     We will provide homeowners who have decided to sell their homes with a thorough inspection, which will inform them of pre-existing conditions and safety issues of their property. This is a valuable inspection, which will not only inform you of problems and safet...
03/13/2007
Standing water inside and/or seepage into residential crawl spaces and basements can cause frustrating problems for the homeowner. These problems can be both immediate and long term. For example, standing water and mud inside crawl spaces make it very difficult and messy to gain access under the ...
03/13/2007
Maintenance Tips  GUTTERS: Have them cleaned at least twice a year and make sure that the downspouts and laterals are cleaned also. One of the biggest reasons why gutters pull away from the house is due to the excessive amount of debris. Water management is important for all buildings. Backed up ...
03/13/2007
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Plumbing IssuesPlumbing problems usually revolve around one of three things: clogs, leaks, or drips. It pays to be familiar with your plumbing system so you can minimize the damage caused by plumbing problems as well as fix minor problems on your own.The most important thing you can do is find ou...
03/13/2007
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HVAC ISSUESOne of the most important things you can do to maintain the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems as well as the air quality in your home is to make sure that your ducts and filters are cleaned or replaced regularly. Duct cleaning takes the expertise of a professional. It's a ...
03/13/2007
Carbon Monoxide HazardsProtect yourself from the hazards of carbon monoxide (CO) Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a clear, odorless gas that is poisonous to humans and pets. Defective furnaces, fireplace flues, and oil heaters have long been the primary cause of accidental CO poisoning.There are no percep...
03/13/2007
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Roofing IssuesOf all the problems you can encounter around the house, roofing problems are by far the sneakiest. Leaks can develop unnoticed for years causing rot, mold, warping, and other expensive damage. Experts recommend that you go into your attic or crawlspace at least once a year or immedi...
03/13/2007
 NEW CONSTRUCTION TIPS:  SOME PROBLEMS TYPICALLY FOUND WITH NEW CONSTRUCTION     Cracks in the foundation wall with water seepage.Most often there are always some cracked or open mortar joints on any masonry building. Concrete contractors often do not remove their form ties or they forget to para...
03/13/2007
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