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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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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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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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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 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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