What Is Tuckpointing?

  What Is Tuckpointing?   Have you heard the phrase “tuckpointing,” but aren’t sure what it means? You’re in the right place!    Also sometimes called “brick pointing” and ...

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Three Most Common Sewer Scope Inspection Finds

Three Most Common Sewer Scope Inspection Finds   There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding sewer scope inspections. In this article, we are going to break down the three most common finds during a sewer scope inspection so as to ...

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What Is A Sewer Scope Inspection?

While not required by InterNACHI, a lot of home inspection companies will provide a sewer scope inspection as an additional service. However, a lot of people are unaware of what a sewer scope inspection is! Would you a sewer scope inspection benefit ...

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How to Touch Up a Chipped Sink or Tub

  Accidents happen, and sometimes these accidents result in your sink or bathtub showing off an ugly chip or two. Luckily, these blemishes are easily and inexpensively fixed!    You can easily use epoxy to fix the chip, however ...

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What Is Sistering?

  If you’re relatively unfamiliar with home repair, the term “sistering” is likely pretty confusing. Today we’re going to learn what it means to sister a floor joist, and what mistakes you should look out ...

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Electric Car Charging and Your Home

  Whether you’re considering purchasing your first electric car or if you simply want to learn more about the electric car you already own, this article is going to increase your knowledge of electric cars and how it relates to your home ...

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Home Inspection Explains What Are Induction Cook Tops?

Induction technology has actually been around for use in cooking since the early 1900s, but it’s only just gained momentum in the last couple of decades. What are they, and how do they work? Instead of using an electric or gas element to heat ...

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What Should You Do During Your Home Inspection?

  We realize that understanding the etiquette surrounding a home inspection can be confusing sometimes. So, we’ve decided to clear some things up for you!   First of all, you should absolutely attend the home inspection. This will ...

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Use of R-22 to be stopped Jan 2019, here is a replacement

R22 (also called HCFH-22) has been the standard refrigerant used in air conditioners for many years. The problem with this refrigerant is that it is both less efficient and less environmentally friendly than R410a refrigerant. The ...

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What Does Buying A Home “As Is” Mean?

If you’re a prospective home buyer, you’ve likely seen the term “as is” pop up during your home search. But what exactly does the phrase mean, and is it cause for alarm?   The technical meaning for selling a home “as is,” is ...

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Are Home Inspectors Deal Killers or Nightmare Preventers?

  There is a common misconception that home inspectors are “deal killers,” who damage a real estate agent’s chances of closing a deal. We’re going to discuss how that can be harmful, and we’re going to discuss what actually kills the ...

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Why You Should Ask Your Home Inspector To Refer You To An Agent

Usually, when someone is beginning the process of purchasing a home, they first choose their real estate agent, they finally find a house, and then that agent refers them to a home inspector. However, it may actually be more beneficial for home ...

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New Construction Home Inspections: Are They Necessary?

  In the midst of the last recession that crippled the U.S. real estate economy, new construction home inspections virtually disappeared. For several years there was too much available housing inventory at too low a price to make newly ...

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How Habitation Investigation Protects You From a Bad Sewer Line

As central Ohio’s most highly rated home inspection company, Habitation Investigation’s commitment to serving their clients is clear. Habitation Investigation offers their clients a number of valuable warranties and additional benefits to keep ...

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What Are Whole House Fans, And How Do They Work?

Whole house fans are a popular choice for keeping your home cool during the warmer months without overspending on your monthly utilities bill. They are great when the nights are cool. But what exactly are they, and how do they work?   To put ...

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Steps To Take When A Pipe Bursts In Your Home

Owning a home is a huge commitment and can be a large expense (that pays off well in the long run), especially in the case of surprise emergency repairs. What is one to do if a pipe unexpectedly busts in your home?   A burst water pipe can ...

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Why For Sale By Owners Should Get A Pre-Listing Home Inspection

The results of a home inspection can have a strong impact on the home’s sale, anything from the buyer requesting repairs or updates, price negotiations, to simply walking away from the deal altogether. Luckily, homeowners aiming to sell their home ...

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The Types Of Commercial Inspections

Commercial home inspections are similar to the typical residential inspections most people are familiar with. Commercial home inspections for multi family units simply exist on a larger scale, accompanied with a significant amount more of associated ...

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What Is Thermal Bridging?

To put it simply, thermal bridging is what we call the movement of heat across an object that is more conductive than the objects surrounding it. This conductive material creates a path of minimal resistance for heat. Thermal bridging can create an ...

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Is There Such A Thing As “Radon Season?”

  Radon is the naturally occurring gas that is responsible for being the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Because it is odorless and invisible to the naked eye, most people are unaware they have radon in their homes, which is ...

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