Asbestos in the home

As a home inspector, I'm not qualified to positively identify asbestos. So when I see what looks like asbestos, I always say the same thing; "Portions of the metal ductwork…

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9″ X 9″ Tiles

"99% of 9 X 9 tiles have asbestos!" If your house was built (or remodeled) in the 1950's through the 1980's, there is a very good chance that asbestos was…

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Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Save Lives CO alarms are required to be installed on every floor and within 10 feet of every sleeping room. There cannot be a flight of stairs…

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Carbon Monoxide and Hormesis: Huh?

I was talking to a customer about the importance of CO detectors in the home. "Oh!" she said, "I know all about that!" She shared the story of her sister's…

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Maintain your water heater

Spend an hour or two every six months to add years to your water heater's life. I was at a home inspection seminar, led by a plumber. There were about…

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Home Seller’s Checklist

Are you ready to sell your house, and is it about to be inspected? Here is a checklist of items suggested to make the inspection (and therefore, sale) of your…

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