What is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring carcinogen. This radioactive gas is released from rock, soil and water formed from the breakdown of uranium. The exterior levels in air pose a low threat to human health. However, radon can enter homes from surrounding soil and become a health hazard inside buildings. You can’t see […]
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The innovation of smoke alarms is considered one of the most significant improvements to home safety. There is no question that smoke alarms save lives and should be in every home. Ninety-five percent of all homes in America have smoke alarms installed and are required in new construction. We walk past our alarms every day […]
Once the cold weather finally seems to be behind us and the sun is shining, it is a good time to take a quick walk around your house and look to see what the winter has brought you. The Winter season can bring different conditions in different parts of the country. Even with a mild winter […]
How to: Mold Clean up Spring is a welcome change from the cold months of winter. Spring showers bring forth flowers and green trees. The wet rain and heavy humidity can also encourage the growth of mold and other fungus. Mold has gotten a lot of press over the years and as a home inspector […]
Evaluate the exterior, caulk windows, clean gutters, examine roof shingles with binocluars Clean up yard, remove old dead branches. Check walkways for cracks and heaving Power wash siding, decks and walks Look at the trim and flashing of the home De- winterize faucets and check hoses Service heating and cooling systems Change filters and batteries […]
Preparing for heavy storms can make the difference between a pleasant memory and an all out disaster. Here’s some things you can do.