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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  ·         Routine traffic stops gone awry kill more bystanders each year than stray bullets.   ·         The average four-year-old child asks more than 400 questions per day.   ·         A baby in the womb develops fingerprints at 18 weeks.   ·         The fe...
11/28/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com   Many plumbing problems are entirely preventable with an easy inspection. Check that the fixtures are securely mounted by gently grasping the faucet pipe and attempting to move the fixture. It should be securely fastened at the base with no movement and no se...
11/28/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is an inexpensive electrical device that, if installed in all household branch circuits, could prevent over two-thirds of the approximately 300 electrocutions still occurring each year in and around the home. Installa...
11/28/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  Your roof can be the second most expensive home repair/replacement you face (the foundation being first). As with most things in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Weather allowing, November & December is as good time to perform a roof che...
11/28/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com   You can save up to 5% in heating costs for each degree that you lower  your thermostat in the 60°F to 70°F range. Wear warm clothing and set the thermostat to 68° (20°C) or lower during the day and evening, health permitting. Set the thermostat to 55° (13°C)...
11/28/2012
htto://www.allislandsinspections.com  One thing that brick chimneys, stone chimneys and fireplaces have in common is that eventually most will require some type of maintenance to keep a water tight seal. Leaks into a chimney can cause unsafe heating equipment as well as costly damage to the chimn...
11/05/2012
htto://www.allislandsinspection.com  A home is robbed every 14.6 seconds and the average dollar loss per burglary is $2,119, according to statistics just released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And that's the good news because burglaries were down slightly in 2010 compared to 2009. Sure ...
11/05/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  Normal fluctuations of interior walls often cause problems. Wallboard is fastened to the studs of the ceiling and walls and the joints are taped and joined for finishing. Minor cracks in drywall and some nail-pops are normal occurrences. Slight imperfections,...
11/05/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  Set thermostat to 68°F (20°C). Every degree lower in the 60° to 70° range saves up to 5% on heating costs. Wear warm clothing and set thermostat to 68° or lower during the day and evening, health permitting. Set thermostat to 55° (13°C) or off at night or whe...
11/05/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  From Investopedia.com. Unfortunately, not all home expenses are treated equally for the purpose of determining your home's basis [for tax purposes]. The IRS considers repairs to be part and parcel of home ownership --something that preserves the home's origin...
11/05/2012
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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