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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-miniaturize

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What Are Volatile Organic Compounds?

Volatile organic compounds (or VOCs) are gasses emitted from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include an array of different chemicals, and the products containing them number in the thousands! These chemicals can have both short and long-term negative h

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Knob and Tube Wiring Explained

[caption id="attachment_862" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Knob and tube wiring in an attic buried in insulation[/caption] Knob and tube wiring is commonly found in older homes when we do home inspections in Columbus, Dayton and Springfield Ohio a

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The Safe Usage of Generators

[caption id="attachment_661" align="alignnone" width="570"] standby generator outside a home[/caption] While generators are typically beyond the scope of the average home inspection, it is still important for everyone to be aware of how to be safe w

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