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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Difference Between Residential and Commercial Inspections

  The majority of property inspectors tend to specialize in either residential or commercial buildings, although some inspectors will do both. Today, we’re going to talk about the difference between these two kinds of property ...

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Water Heater Maintenance

F Replacing an aging water heater can be costly. Regardless of whether it’s because a replacement just isn’t in your family’s budget right now or because you want to get the most out of the water heater you already own, everyone should be ...

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Condo Inspections VS Home Inspections

  Though condos usually come with less responsibility and maintenance on the owner’s part, that certainly doesn’t mean you should skip the home inspection. A home inspection is just as necessary for a condo as it is for a full sized family ...

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How To Protect Your Home’s Pipes From Freezing

  It’s cold outside, and although spring is on its way, we’re still stuck in the dead of winter in the meantime. While many people are hibernating inside their homes to escape the cold, most of these people are likely forgetting about an ...

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