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Sometimes after a home inspection has been completed we will get a phone call from a new buyer of the place (the first buyer did not buy the home) wanting information about the home. They sometimes will have a copy of the first buyers home inspection report. Some of these buyers think home inspection companies

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Radon gas is naturally occurring, it is odorless and colorless. It is also known to cause lung cancer by the EPA. Because of this inability to see it with a naked eye there are still some people who do not believe that it exists. There is plenty of science and research behind this. If someone

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One of the most frequently condition discovered during home inspections is windows with broken seals. Windows comes in two main types, single pane and double pane. The double pane type have better insulation due to the two panes of glass that contain a gap between the two pieces of glass giving insulation value. When the

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Negative grading is an issue that is commonly found during Ohio home inspections. Due to the amount of rain fall we get the soil around home erodes some each year. When we do inspections on homes that are only 11 months old (we do this with what we call 11 month home warranty inspection just

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Summer has come and gone, and the cool, colorful days of autumn are upon us. Now is the perfect time to get your home ready for winter’s coming chill. Here are some tips for making sure you and your family stay comfortable when the weather outside is blustery and cold. Consider hiring a home inspector

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Home inspection reports have become a requisite item in above-board property sales. Their findings are immensely important, especially when the home being evaluated has severe maintenance concerns or a checkered history of unpermitted renovative work. Before the founding of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) in 1976, which brought about a significant push for

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Radon testing is a common item on many home inspection checklists, and for good reason. Radon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless radioactive gas produced from the decay of low-level uranium deposits in rock, soil and water. It’s found in every state since traces of uranium naturally exist in wide swaths of the earth’s crust;

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One question we often get in regards to our potentially doing a home inspection for a home buyer is this, “How long does it take to inspect the house?”. It varies on the size of the home of course but there is a common range of time needed. I have been a home inspector in

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When home buyers are looking at potential homes to buy they need to be reminded that no home is perfect. Every home has at least some small issues and things that need to be maintained to help prevent small things from becoming larger issues. Home inspectors are often blamed for the news of less than

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When a home inspection is scheduled it is scheduled for a specific start and end time. It is important that the home be ready to be inspected. When the home is not ready for the inspection the inspection takes much longer than it should and at times issues can not be discovered due to the

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