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What Is Thermal Bridging?

[caption id="attachment_688" align="alignnone" width="240"] Marysville Ohio home inspection thermal image[/caption] To put it simply, thermal bridging is what we call the movement of heat across an object that is more conductive than the objects sur

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Does A Licensed Home Inspector Equate to Superior Protection?

[caption id="attachment_1063" align="alignnone" width="907"] Licensed Stamp blue[/caption] A lot of people look at licensed home inspectors, and because of this licensing assume them to be more trustworthy and accurate because that person is license

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What Are Galvanized Pipes?

[caption id="attachment_1052" align="alignnone" width="320"] galvanized pipe and copper[/caption] There’s nothing like the charm of an older home, and most people purchasing an older property chose to enhance and modernize this charm with a remode

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Why Your Water Heater Should Have a TPR Valve

[caption id="attachment_675" align="alignnone" width="1287"] Corroded TPR valve on water heater, Columbus Ohio home inspection[/caption] What is a TPR valve? To put it simply, a TPR valve or temperature/pressure-relief valves, are safety devices tha

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Indicators That You May Have a Bad Home Inspector

Most home inspectors are good guys. They mean well and want to protect the home buying clients. However like all people that is a small percentage that may not be as good nor as honest as you want them to be. Below are some tips to help you select a ho

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Top Indicators You May Have a Bad Real Estate Agent

[caption id="attachment_889" align="alignnone" width="424"] Got ethics question - word abstract in vintage letterpress wood type with a cup of coffee[/caption] Most real estate agents we deal with are good honest people who want the best for their c

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Should Swimming Pools be Level?

[caption id="attachment_932" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Dublin Ohio home inspector find pool not level[/caption] Time for some brief pool education...We inspected an in-ground pool recently and noted that the pool was not level. An agent claimi

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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-miniaturize

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Ceiling cracks and winter

[caption id="attachment_610" align="alignnone" width="2680"] Columbus Ohio home inspection ceiling crack[/caption] Ahhh winter, the season that my wife hates. Along with the higher heating bills comes along dry skin, chapped lips and cracks in walls

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How Long Should a Home Inspection Take?

One question we often get in regards to our potentially doing a home inspection for a home buyer is this, "How long does it take to inspect the house?". It varies on the size of the home of course but there is a common range of time needed. I have b

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