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All About GFCI 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 GFCI 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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What Are Volatile Organic Compounds?

Volatile organic compounds (or VOCs) are gasses emitted from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include an array of different chemicals, and the products containing them number in the thousands! These chemicals can have both short and long-term negative health effects. Paints, varnishes, wax, and many cleaning products all contain organic solvents. All of these products

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Knob and Tube Wiring Explained

Knob and tube wiring is commonly found in older homes when we do home inspections in Columbus, Dayton and Springfield Ohio areas, typically those homes built before 1950. It is considered not as safe as newer, modern wiring, however it can still be quite functional. What is knob and tube wiring?  The wire is named

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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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