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Board certified Master Home Inspector Tim Hance discusses home inspections, energy audits, real estate, and issues of concern and interest to homeowners, buyers, sellers, and the real estate industry.

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2012 

http://www.allislandsinspections.com  We ask a lot of our bathroom sink drains. We pour toothpaste, soap, shaving cream, makeup and stray hair into them and expect them to work. Unfortunately, sometimes they don’t. A serious clog usually requires a chemical drain cleaner or a plumber’s snake. For...
09/10/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  The burners on an electric range get dirty with caked-on messes, often after a single use. The best way to keep your burners clean is to clean them after every use. Messes are much easier to remove when they are fresh. Make sure the burners have sufficiently ...
09/10/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  Selecting a new heating system can be complex. However, if you do your homework and talk to licensed heating/cooling professionals, a new system can make your home more comfortable and reduce energy costs.Hints:- Usually it is more energy- and cost-efficient ...
09/10/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com   If your roof isn't too steeply pitched and has material that won’t be damaged by walking on it, AND you are mentally and physically fit to do so, carefully inspect it in good weather. Look for broken or missing shingles, missing or damaged flashing and seals...
09/10/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  Some interesting FACTS from our eNewsLetter that have nothing to do with home inspections, but are kind of fun!  On average people fear spiders more than they do death. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider. DNA conta...
09/10/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections   While you are going about your winter preparation tasks this September, you might be in the mood to tackle that big hole in the drywall that you haven't gotten around to yet. The DIY Network has easy, step-by-step instructions on how to repair seriously damaged ...
09/10/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  How to Ruin Your Expensive Appliances   Yahoo Shine/Readers Digest says in an article that Appliances eventually wear out. Certain parts simply fail with time. It's inevitable. But abuse and neglect can speed up the breakdown rate of stoves, dishwashers, frid...
09/10/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  It’s September and we can already start to feel the outside temperature changing.  Now is a GREAT time to prepare your home in advance of the upcoming winter season!  Elizabeth Weintraub of About.com says "[Now] is a good time of year to start thinking about ...
09/10/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  September and October are a good time to check fireplaces for safety and maintenance. ehow.com has a good wrap-up about fireplace maintenance for safety. "Sitting in front of a roaring fireplace is a great joy during cold weather, but maintaining it properly ...
09/10/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  From our monthly eNewsLetter, Associated Content has a useful article by Shana Carlton, who says, "If you are looking for some low cost home maintenance projects to do to improve your efficiency or appearance of your home, there are several low cost jobs that...
09/10/2012
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http://www.allislandsinspections.com If you want a Home Inspector that's so thorough you won't get stuck buying the "Money Pit," then you need Tim Hance of All Islands Home Inspections working for you. Over the last 8 years, we've protected more than 3,200 home buyers, just like you, from getting stuck with 'unexpected post-closing expenses!' We'll deliver your inspection report no later than 9:00am the next day- or same day if required- and include color photographs of the issues we've uncovered. We also include, at no additional charge, a Structural Pest Inspection with every Home Inspection. So don't wait, schedule your Home Inspection today and get the Peace of Mind you deserve when buying your next home! (360) 298-1163