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Are Dark Colored Molds Really More Dangerous?

There is a significant amount of misinformation surrounding “black mold”. This misinformation contributes to the ease in which immoral contractors/companies can use scare tactics to take advantage of a naive customer. In this article we are going to dispel these lies and ensure when you finish reading you will be more informed than you started!

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Everything You Need To Know About Sump Pumps

Sump pumps operate relatively simply. The sump pump will usually rest in a short well or pit that was designed to work with the pump. This pit is usually in the lowest part of the basement to help attract water to pool at the well’s bottom. Residential sump pumps are activated when the water level

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What Repairs Is The Seller Really Responsible For?

If you are a home inspector or agent, chances are that you’ve had at least one extremely picky, perfectionistic buyer. This is the buyer who nitpicks on every little blemish and imperfection on the property, insisting without end that it is the seller’s responsibility to repair all. Sometimes, the buyer is simply misinformed; in fact,

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Home Maintenance Checklist

It is a fact that all homes need regular maintenance. Use this list as start to help you keep the value in your home where it should be. Use the empty lines to add things specific to your home. Monthly Change furnace and air conditioner filters unless you have the very thick filter of that

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Columbus home buyer gets a free underground sewer line repair from their Home Inspector.

Columbus Ohio home buyer gets a free underground sewer line repair from their Home Inspector. This is the link to the Youtube video that was produced by RWS Home inspections are very valuable and they save home buyers lots of money and they inform home buyers of safety issues. This helps new home owners have safe

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Is a Home Warranty a Replacement for a Home Inspection?

Life is expensive, especially when you’re looking into buying a home. Sometimes, as a cost saving measure, potential homebuyers consider purchasing a home warranty rather than a full home inspection. Is a home warranty really going to protect you? Is it even worth it?   A home warranty is what it sounds like; it’s insurance

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Is Moisture in the Basement/Crawl Space Normal?

This is a very common concern among potential home buyers upon reading their home inspection report. While moisture in your basement/crawl space is obviously not desirable, the good news is that (provided the area is not always wet), there is little reason for serious alarm. It may also comfort you to know that a damp

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The Safe Usage of Generators

While generators are typically beyond the scope of the average home inspection, it is still important for everyone to be aware of how to be safe while using them. We Ohio home inspectors do see them with more frequency than several years ago. Generator misuse can cause carbon monoxide deaths, injuries from close calls, and

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Baluster Guardrail spacing and safety

Newer standards only allow 4 inches of spacing between balusters on guardrails. This is to help prevent small kids from falling throiugh them and getting injured. Often the heights are not a big deal and people will ignore the comment in the home inspection report. The video linked to below shows very well as to

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Tip to help home buyers find mold

Molds are everywhere and home buyers are often concerned about elevated levels of mold growth in any home they are looking to buy. Mold spores are not visible to the eye and can not be seen if they are floating around in the air. However if there has been some mold growth going on for

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