The Importance of Appliance Safety

If you were to add up the price you paid for every electrical appliance in your home, how much would it be? No matter how high that amount is, it's nowhere near as high a value as your life or the life of your family members. That's probably an overdramatic...

Fighting Mold Growth In Your Home

While mold can be found in a lot of places, for good or for bad, if left unchecked, it can cause serious health problems. One of the best ways to fight mold is to stop it from growing in the first place. How can you do that? One of the most fundamental ways to stop...

Summer And Your Plumbing

As the seasons change, so does the way a home is used. While this is especially noticeable with things like turning on a heating system or putting out the patio furniture, you may be surprised to learn that even the integrated systems of your property can be...

Tips For Successful Grilling!

I guess you probably didn't expect to come to a home inspection website and find a blog post about grilling tips! Rest assured, this is not a sign of our changing the focus of our business. However, we do have tips for you when it comes to the best use of your grill!...

What Is It?

If you find something that looks like mold in your home, what do you do? It might be that you have heard that you should send it to a lab to have it analyzed, but how would you go about getting a sample? It is actually very simple, and it can be done with some simple...

Not Under Pressure

Have you ever needed to take a shower under low pressure? It is not a very pleasant experience. It makes it take much longer to rinse off, and you might not feel as clean afterward. So, what could the cause be? It depends. In some cases, it could be due to calcium...

Cutting Off Water Flow

A tub stopper can be very useful if you want to fill up your tub, but if it fails, there could be problems. Many older tubs have a stopper that is attached to a chain inside of a channel in your tub. You operate it by moving a lever up and down, and it will lift up to...

There is Something Better

All technology improves over time. While some fields have near-daily changes, some older technologies hang around forever it seems. This is probably more common in the field of home construction than many other fields, mostly because homes usually stick around for...

Stopping Tip-overs

One common danger for young children is when they try to climb furniture. Furniture tip-overs could seriously injure or even kill a child that gets caught underneath. Kids do love to climb things, especially if they are trying to get to something that is out of reach,...

Reclaiming Old Building Materials

Are you looking for a retro look for your home? A common method for accomplishing this is to use old building materials and reclaim them by incorporating them into a remodel or even a new build. There are however some important things to keep in mind before you go out...

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