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Inspecting the plumbing system is one of the most important part of a home inspection. Incorrect plumbing can not only result in leaks and mold growth behind walls and floors, it can also result in harmful gases entering into the living space. Except for a toilet, every fixture should be provided...
Posted 6 months ago
Most home owners give little or no thought to their roof shingles and flashing. Little or no thought is given to them because they are out of sight out of mind, until the roof leaks. Roof coverings are the first line of defense against the outside elements. They are also the most exposed componen...
Posted 7 months ago
                                                     When home owners discover evidence of termite damage and infestation, it's natural to wonder how and why the house is under attack. There are a number of reasons why a house may come under attack, and they all have to do with water. In much of ...
Posted 8 months ago
Cracks in exterior and foundation walls can be a huge and costly problem. They can be a result of any number of conditions, such as on going settlement, soil conditions, undersized footings, added weight and the list goes on and on. Whatever the reason, foundation cracks can be a fortune to repai...
Posted 8 months ago
Shims are an important building material used in construction and a number of interior and exterior installations. Most often shims are used when installing windows and doors to make them level and balanced. Shims are also used extensively on stair carriages and stringers. They are also used to g...
Posted 8 months ago
If you like watching old black and white movies like I do, then you probably noticed the handsomely and beautifully made staircases. You likely noticed the beautiful dark wooden handrails some with goose neck ends and caps. How about the stylish balusters. Did you notice the carefully made starti...
Posted 8 months ago
Out of the mouth of babes, a phase coined well over two thousand years ago is still applicable today. Recently when I was doing a home and termite inspection the owners young son, around seven or eight years old was about to enter the house through the back door. Before he went inside he said to ...
Posted 9 months ago
We're well into 2013 and I thought the debate of whether having a home inspection was practical or not in the real estate transaction was over. I guess for some, a small minority anyway, the debate continues. At a recent home inspection in my neighborhood in Uniondale Long Island, my client said ...
Posted 9 months ago
    Regularly inspecting and changing your air filter is a sure way of keeping your unit running smoothly, avoiding costly repairs and down time, and keeping money in your pocket. When should you replace and inspect your air filter? Here are some factors to consider. If you look at the graphic a...
Posted 12 months ago
Regular home maintenance is essential for the smooth operation of the many systems and components in and outside of your home. There are some tasks that if left unattended, can lead to a home system that’s inefficient and overworked, which can result in problems and expenses. One such task is cha...
Posted 12 months ago
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