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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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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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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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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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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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Are they protecting home buyers or the deal?

Real estate agents are in a weird spot. They do not get paid unless the property get sold. It does not matter how many hours of time they spent showing houses or taking phones calls and answering emails at nearly all hours of the day. Until the home gets sold the agent does not receive

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Testing for VOC

The common time to test for VOCs is following a renovation project because the VOCs found in many building materials, furnishings, paints, and varnishes can result in higher levels of these chemicals. While some VOCs do have a clearly identifiable odor, you cannot rely on your sense of smell alone to determine the concentration of

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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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Indoor Air and Mold testing in Ohio

This was in Springfield Ohio, From one of our Springfield Ohio home inspectors the other day: “I just had an agent tell a client that they don’t really need a mold test because Clark County Health Department had a class where they told all the realtors that there isn’t dangerous mold in our area. He

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