May 27, 2015 // Home Inspiration

Prevent Basement Flooding

The following article from wikiHow is an excellent recap and quick checklis...

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I have had two neighbors call me asking for help with their sump pumps this week.  One had a pump with a blocked discharge pipe (the owner had put a sock on it to keep small ...

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Sump Pump Installation

May 12, 2015 // Home Inspiration

Hot Water heaters account for approximately 20% of the energy usage in homes. The new requirements set by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Appliance Energy Cons...

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New Standards for Residential Water Heaters Effective April 16, 2015

May 06, 2015 // Local Events Real Estate

Clean and Check for Rust Before the snow melts or rain falls, it is a good idea to check your sump pump and make sure it is functioning.  This would include cleaning the sump...

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Sump Pump Maintenance

April 20, 2015 // Home Inspiration

Kent Zaitz explains the dangers of carbon monoxide and the precautions you need take to protect yourself and your family in the video below:    

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What You Need Know about Carbon Monoxide

April 17, 2015 // Home Inspiration

Record Retrieval is a new Real Estate Scam. Scammers are very creative and come after unsuspecting good people.  I just received copies of letters sent to a first time homebu...

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Alert for New Homeowners: Record Retrieval Scam

April 17, 2015 // Real Estate

Previously I discussed how much insulation should you add to your ceiling or attic, now I would like to discuss how to get the most benefit from your installation.  If the in...

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Correctly Install Your Attic Insulation

April 16, 2015 // Home Inspiration

How often should you change your furnace filter?  A new homeowner asked me how often should they change their furnace filter, and if they should use a high efficiency type fi...

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Homeowner Tips: Furnace Filter Replacements

April 15, 2015 // Home Inspiration

While there are many different brands of deicer, claiming they are safe for home use, most are harmful if they are left on the concrete.  The following video discusses the pr...

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Pros and Cons of Ice Removal Chemicals

April 13, 2015 // Home Inspiration

Your Foundation is the base and the backbone of your home.  To keep your home structurally solid, you need to protect the foundation from water.  If water continues to “po...

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Protecting Your Home from Water Damage

April 02, 2015 // Home Inspiration

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