Home Inspection 101

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A discussion of the home inspection and commercial building inspection industry. Home maintenance tips for consumers.
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Residential air purifiers and cleaners can make important improvements to a home's indoor air quality. There is a variety of whole-home systems and portable models available to address unhealthy air. Air impurity is caused by two general pollutants: particulates and gases. Smoke, dust mites, inse...
10/23/2008
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Air filters are provided on all forced air furnaces to remove dirt and lint from heated air. This keeps the fan, heat exchanger and air conditioning coil clean. It also helps clean the air of your home as air circulates through the system. Maintenance is based on the type of filter, how often the...
10/07/2008
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When we turn on our home heating systems each fall, many of us experience condensation, or steam, on windows. Condensation requires a cool surface and moisture in the air. When the temperature of the glass drops below the dew point of the inside air, invisble water vapor in the air condenses on t...
10/07/2008
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Fall signals the end of the growing season, but it can also mean the beginning of next spring's garden. Not only is the weather cooler, making it more pleasant to work outdoors, but plants are also on sale. Do the work now and reap the benefits of your labor next spring while adding to your fall ...
09/23/2008
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Statistics indicate that three out of four U.S. homes will be burglarized in the next 20 years, according to the Burglary Prevention Council, BPC. The average property loss in a burglary exceeds $1,000, not to mention the damage from vandalism. Before you head out the door, take a moment to secur...
09/12/2008
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Your building's parking garage is usually the first impression to tenants and guests. Your building's focus is on tenant relations and the spot occupied by those tenants. It's easy to overlook parking structures and focus solely on parking availability. If the management and maintenance of your b...
09/05/2008
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A typical home plumbing system includes three fundamental components: the water supply system, the fixtures and appliances, and the drain system. The plumbing system's water supply includes piping for fresh water coming in and wastewater going out. The proper flow of water through both systems is...
09/05/2008
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A green roof, also called an eco-roof or garden roof, is a lightweight layered roofing system that allows maintenance-free plants to top a waterproofed substructure. Due to simpler technology, green roofs are not only becoming more common in residential areas, but commercial areas as well, accord...
08/21/2008
When bottles and windows are broken or windshields shattered, some of this glass is recycled, but a lot of it ends up in the landfill. Today, this glass is being used to create unique, durable, environmentally-conscious countertops, according to taunton.com. Althought countertops made of cement a...
08/15/2008
In the past, if you wanted automated-controlled lighting or the ability to raise, lower and turn on or off lights in your home, you would have to either upgrade all of the wiring in your home or use the existing power lines to send messages to specially equipped light fixtures and other "smart" d...
08/07/2008
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