Water Heater Maintenance

Replacing an aging water heater can be costly. Regardless of whether it’s because a replacement just isn’t in your family’s budget right now or because you want to get the most out of the water heater you already own, everyone should be interested in learning how to squeeze those last drops of life out of

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Condo Inspections VS Home Inspections

  Though condos usually come with less responsibility and maintenance on the owner’s part, that certainly doesn’t mean you should skip the home inspection. A home inspection is just as necessary for a condo as it is for a full sized family home. But how much of a difference is there between the two?  

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How To Protect Your Home’s Pipes From Freezing

  It’s cold outside, and although spring is on its way, we’re still stuck in the dead of winter in the meantime. While many people are hibernating inside their homes to escape the cold, most of these people are likely forgetting about an important seasonal issue; freezing pipes.   When the temperature plummets in the

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Does A Licensed Home Inspector Equate to Superior Protection?

A lot of people look at licensed home inspectors, and because of this licensing assume them to be more trustworthy and accurate because that person is licensed. Many also assume them to have stronger client protections as a result of this licensing. It’s understandable why people would think this (why wouldn’t licensing be better?) but

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What Are Galvanized Pipes?

There’s nothing like the charm of an older home, and most people purchasing an older property chose to enhance and modernize this charm with a remodel! If you’ve moved into an older home, chances are you’ve given the home’s color palette an update, refinished the floors, and perhaps you’ve even replaced the roof. But about

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Christmas Trees and Mold

With Christmas time here, those of you who put up Christmas trees have probably had your tree up and decorated for a hot minute by now; but could your tree be triggering your allergies?   What a lot of people don’t realize is that live trees make a fantastic breeding ground for mold. If you

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What Household Items Are Likely to Release VOCs?

The average person likely doesn’t think twice before lighting a candle or polishing the floor. Surprisingly, many common household products are chock full of potentially harmful chemicals, such as VOCs!  What are VOC’s?   But fear not! With a little more thought, these chemicals are easily removed or reduced from your home. First step is

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All About Seasonal Affective Disorder

  Your neighbor’s put their lights up, the weather is freezing, and everywhere you go you hear the same five songs… yes, it’s the holiday season again! This is also a time of year that is very difficult for some people, and today we’re going to talk about the struggle those with Seasonal Affective Disorder

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I Think There’s a Squirrel In My Attic… What Do I Do?

  So, you’re pretty sure there’s a squirrel inside your attic. Maybe you heard the squirrel’s chittering, or scratching in the middle of the night, or you’ve discovered the damage left behind in its wake. What do you do now?   As the weather gets colder, your chance of finding an uninvited guest in the

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Why “New” Doesn’t Mean Perfect

Many people carry the belief that because a home is new, it must be flawless. Unfortunately, no new product is free from the possibly of a defect. How often are new cars recalled? Why do skydivers always carry second parachutes, even when using a brand-new parachute as their primary?   Of course, those who work

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London Ohio Real Estate Agent Did Not Want The Best For Home Buyers

I will admit, it is possible that I am slightly biased towards my own company. However when I have evidence to prove some things well then we believe it to be true. Like all industries there are a few unethical people. The unethical ones are very dangerous when it comes to real estate, due to

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What Are Humidifiers?

There are several different types of humidifiers, but all humidifiers exude water vapor into the air to increase the level of humidity in the area. They are commonly used during the cold and dry winter months or during flu season to help alleviate unpleasant symptoms from either illness, or allergies brought on by the dry

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Why Your Water Heater Should Have a TPR Valve

What is a TPR valve? To put it simply, a TPR valve or temperature/pressure-relief valves, are safety devices that are installed onto water heating appliances such as boilers and water heaters. The purpose of a TPR valve is to automatically release water/steam should the pressure or temperature inside the tank exceed safe levels. If correctly

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The Risks Of Using Ozone Generators

You might’ve heard that ozone is bad for you, but how much do you really know about the dangers of ozone? Read on to learn on about how to protect your family from this toxic gas.   Ozone is a gas. Ozone molecules have three oxygen atoms, O3, whereas the oxygen we breathe has two.

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What Are Ozone Generators?

Today, we’re going to clear up some of the mystery behind ozone generators. Most people have heard of them, but what are they, and how do they work? Ozone generators are ozone-generating machines that purposefully puts out ozone gas. Although the claims are false, they are marketed are safe and effective air purifiers for the

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The Costs of Hiring Individual Contractors vs Hiring a Single Home Inspector

As one of the largest home inspection companies in Central Ohio we get to hear lots of odd things. Some of of the things we hear are odd, some are unethical things that other do, and then some make no sense and seem to be intended to prevent full knowledge of the home being disclosed.

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How to Limit EMF Exposure

Magnetic fields from appliances drop off dramatically in strength with increased distance from the source. Distance is your friend here and creating more space between yourself and the item emitting the EMF is by far the usually the easiest thing to do, assuming that you have had an EMF survey conducted and you know the

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What have the studies of cancer in people living near power lines (EMF) found?

EFFECTS OF 60-Hz EMFs REPORTED IN SOME LABORATORY STUDIES  Changes in functions of cells and tissues  Decrease in the hormone melatonin  Alterations of immune system  Accelerated tumor growth  Changes in biorhythms  Changes in human brain activity and heart rate   Cancer Of children ages 14 and under, in the

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Indicators That You May Have a Bad Home Inspector

Most home inspectors are good guys. They mean well and want to protect the home buying clients. However like all people that is a small percentage that may not be as good nor as honest as you want them to be. Below are some tips to help you select a home inspectors. This is first

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Top Indicators You May Have a Bad Real Estate Agent

Most real estate agents we deal with are good honest people who want the best for their clients. However, like in all types of work there is that small percentage that are only interested in themselves and they do not care if others are harmed. Average is not memorable so most average people are forgotten,

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