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Common Problems Found in Home Inspections

Common Problems Found in Home Inspections
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. That’s why homebuyers should have any property they’re thinking of purchasing thoroughly inspected by a licensed professional inspector. Read on to learn more about potential issues with your new home that will cost you time, money and headaches if they’re not addressed promptly.

Faulty wiring
While some wiring issues are minor, others can cause an electrical fire, putting your home and your family at risk. Don’t chance it – hire a professional home inspector to check it out. Pro tip: the pre-1960s “knob and tube” style of wiring is particularly at risk for electrical fire.

Damp basements

Moist, airless basements can be a hotbed for harmful black mold...

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Common Home Inspection Mistakes

Home InspectionsBuying a home is a huge investment, which is why it’s so important to have it inspected before you purchase it. Therefore, if you’re in the market for a new home, avoid these common home inspection mistakes to make sure you get the best home possible.

Researching the Inspector

Don’t just ask for a recommendation on who you should hire for your inspection, do your homework and find the best one. Meet with them prior to the inspection and ask them questions to make sure they are continually educating themselves on home inspections. Make it a point to see if they can not only show you the positives and negatives of the home, but are able to explain them as well.

Not Attending the Inspection

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have to show up to the inspection but it’s still a good idea to a...

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The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Testing

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning It seems like a couple decades ago “carbon monoxide poisoning” wasn’t “as well-known as it is today. Fortunately, there is more awareness today regarding this potential fatal health hazard.

Carbon monoxide, for those of you who don’t know, is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas that can kill you. It’s found in the fumes any time you burn fuel in cars, trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges or furnaces. The majority of the time, the carbon monoxide doesn’t poison people because home’s have good ventilation. It can escape!

Problems occur when, for whatever reason, there’s nowhere for the carbon monoxide to escape to, and it builds up indoors, you and your pets breathe it, and you possibly die.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning inclu...

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