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Check the Air Quality of your Home and Rule out Radon Gas

The reason it's important to think about radon gas is a very simple one; Radon gas is dangerous to your health if you live in a home with high concentrations of it. Therefore, it is essential for anyone in a home to look into radon testing. Take the time to check your...

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Radon the facts that you need to know about

Any homeowner, or anyone looking at buying property needs to be sure that they learn a thing or two about Radon Gas—it’s as simple as that. Radon is the second common cause of lung cancer in the United States of America, Radon gas is created by the natural breakdown...

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Should my Appliances be Tested for Fire Safety in my Home?

  There are many benefits of a home inspection, and it’s important to understand just how beneficial a home inspection service can be. A home inspection gives an accurate, detailed report of the inspected property. It gives the buyer all the information they need in...

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Should I be Worried about Asbestos in my Home?

Perhaps the time has come for you to remodel the home you are in, or it could be that you want to purchase a home, either way it’s essential that you know everything there is to know about the property in question. In most cases, you might simply overlook small issues...

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Is it Important to Use a Qualified Home Inspector?

We can all agree on one thing and that is that buying a home is a massive, financial step. Now knowing that this is one of the biggest decisions that you can make in your lifetime, it is essential that you watch all the steps you are taking very closely. You will need...

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3 Costly Blunders to Avoid when Buying a Home

Buying a new home is a BIG deal! Any type of large investment such as this is worth doing right from beginning to end. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homebuyer there are a few blunders that can cost you more than you intended. Generally, the...

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Are you Keeping up with Home Product Recalls?

Just as it’s important to keep up with recalls on toys, or child car seats, it’s also vitally important to know when something major on a home product has a recall. As example, in 2009*, homes built in 2004-2005 all had AFCI Breakers installed in the home. It turned...

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4 Things you Need to Know about your Smoke Alarms

It is the usual time of year where homeowner’s and renter’s replace and/or check the batteries of the smoke alarms in their homes. Many just buy the 9v batteries and switch them out. In order to keep houses safe from fire it is essential to do the research on the most...

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When is the last time the Septic System was Inspected?

Human waste is generally a topic that people avoid, that is until something goes wrong with the septic system. There is nothing worse for a homeowner then dealing with a backed up septic system. As a homeowner, or soon-to-be-homeowner, you need to know that the...

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Imported Chinese Drywall

We recently found 3 Orlando homes while performing home inspections within 2 months apart experiencing signs of corrosive Chinese Drywall issues. The first home was located in St. Cloud, Florida and had a noticeable sulfur-like smell upon entering. The listing Realtor...

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