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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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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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Mold Behind Walls and Other Ridiculous Claims

As a home inspection company we sell all sorts of things during home inspections. We also come across and read a variety of social media posts and message boards with various issues and complaints. One situation that I have read twice online in only 2 days is where a new home owner is taking down

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The Myth of Bleach for Killing Mold

As a home inspection company in Ohio, we come across mold often. Some people will state that it can not be claimed to be mold unless it is tested, however when it is fuzzy, looks like and smells like mold, it is very very likely mold. We can test it if desired and to verify

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Should Swimming Pools be Level?

Time for some brief pool education…We inspected an in-ground pool recently and noted that the pool was not level. An agent claiming to be a top agent for many many years tells us that she never heard of pool companies being certain the pools are level. I of course double checked with a local pool

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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

The air inside your home can  be 5 times as polluted as the air outdoors. As homes became tighter and more energy efficient this allowed for the accumulation of air pollutants such as allergens, dust mites, volatile organic compounds and other irritants. There are a few main strategies to improve IAQ First way is to

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All About AFCI Protection

As technology ever improves, new tools and devices to improve our lives and keep us safe are constantly evolving. One of those devices are AFCI protection! Put simply, they are outlets and/or circuit breakers that hold specialized and micro-miniaturized electrical circuits that can catch the tell-tale signs of electrical current problems. Once the problem is

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