Have the floor areas begun to make noise when you walk

As you live in your home you may begin to notice that some floor areas have either begun to make noise when you walk over them or maybe has even stopped making squeaking sounds. Lets explore what is likely going on. The way homes are built your floor...

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Common Mistakes Within Your First Year as a Homeowner

Purchasing a home is a huge commitment that can have a significant impact on your life. It’s understandable that a lot of people find the homebuying process to be stressful, full of uncertainty, and overall uncomfortable. After you make the move...

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Buying a Home During a Pandemic

Whether you’ve meticulously planned your 2020 home purchase for years or if the idea has just begun bouncing around your head, a lot of people have the same question. Is it a good idea to purchase a home during a global...

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Habitation Happenings, Free disinfectant for clients, Spanish speaking inspector and agreement Ep 17 transcript

How Common is it For Mice to be Present in a Home?

Have you recently toured a home with signs of mice, or hired a home inspector who found signs of mice? Don’t let this one problem turn you off the home completely.    In fact, a study at the National Institute of Environmental Health...

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Signs You Should Have Your Sewer Scoped

Oftentimes with home maintenance problems, it doesn’t hurt to put them on the backburner until you have the time, money, or proper motivation to get it done. This is not the case with your home’s sewer. A sewer issue could damage the...

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How Long Should a Home Inspection Take in the 2020's

  I have been a home inspector in the Central Ohio area for several years. Habitation Investigation was formed back in 2002. Ever since then I occasionally hear about a home inspector that spent only 45 minutes at a home. I personally can not...

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How Do Hybrid Water Heaters Work?

How Do Hybrid Water Heaters Work? Are you in the market for a new water heater? While most homeowners are at least a little familiar with traditional water heaters and tankless water heaters, today we’re going to be learning about a third...

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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...

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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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