A discussion of the home inspection and commercial building inspection industry. Home maintenance tips for consumers.
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When I purchased 100-year-old home two years back, my home inspector did a great job letting me know some of the challenges you can face when purchasing an older home without scaring me. It's a delicate balance to be realistic without being pessimistic. He did a great job. One of the items he poi...
Protecting young children and others from burning themselves in hot water is important, and you may have more control than you think. Many water heaters have a manual temperature setting. Water temperatures over 120 degrees F can cause scalding. That's why a water temperature assessment is an imp...
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced as a byproduct of combustion. Gas-fired appliances and heating equipment that has been properly vented outside is not a problem. However, if CO is allowed to come back into the home or other sealed space, it can quickly cause illness or death....
In the United States, the cost of lighting an average home accounts for an estimated 20 percent of the electric bill. According to Energy Star statistics, if every American replaced one incandescent light bulb with an energy-star qualified compact fluorescent light bulb, it would save enough ener...