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  • The Importance of a Home Inspection

    Our seventy-eight year old Aunt recently expressed an interest in purchasing a twenty-five year old home for our cousin who is physically challenged. Knowing that we had been in the building business for a couple of decades,...

    • Posted August 9, 2015
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    Home Inspections: Inspecting For Safety

    It was Saturday morning. We were on the air. A caller wanted to know what the gizmo was that sat on the top of his water heater. He said a copper pipe went from the gizmo to...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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    Deck Safety

    Decks aren’t used only for summer parties; they welcome guests during the holiday season, too. But recent reported accidents, wherein decks collapsed and many were injured with some fatalities, underscore the point that a deck safety check...

    • Posted July 19, 2014
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  • Exhaust Inspection Recommendation

    You turn on the bathroom fan and it “ventilates,” drawing out humid and stale air, but to where? It pays to do a ventilation check before your fan wrecks your attic or crawl space. Here’s why: While...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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  • Breaking out the Old Bicycle

    Warmer weather and longer days mean more outdoor activities. For many kids and grownups that means bicycling. After months of sitting in a cold and dusty garage, your 10-speed bicycle needs a little TLC before hitting highways...

    • Posted May 11, 2014
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  • Inspect Your Roof Before It’s Too Late!

    In 1907 the first Zigfield Follies were performed on a theater roof. Fortunately the roof was in good shape. How’s yours? Is it ready for anything?  If you’re not sure, it’s time to inspect. If you hate heights,...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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    Checking for Damage After an Earthquake

    Question In the wake of the recent earthquake we are concerned that our home may have sustained either minor or major damage that is not readily visible to us. We feel apprehensive about our safety in the...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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  • Inspection Mirrors

    Ever wish you had super powers (like x-ray vision) so you could see inside things? To some extent, you can. Pros use a handy tool called an inspection mirror. When you add one to your toolbox, you’ll...

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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    Chimney Fires

    Dick Van Dyke, who played a chimney sweep in “Mary Poppins,” and who made this profession a household word, was born on December 13th 1925. While he clowned around about being a “sweep,” in reality it’s serious...

    • Posted February 8, 2014
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    Buying Your Dream Home

    I think you’ll agree Jed Clampett and his family didn’t do a very good job of house hunting in Beverly Hills. Their home was too big and not their style. It didn’t suit their needs or any...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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