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2010 

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Aging in Place <!-- TYPE: 1 --> By Nick Gromicko and Rob London     "Aging in place" is the phenomenon describing senior citizens' ability to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. Those who age in place will not have to move from their present residence in order to secure ne...
01/28/2010
I just Inspected a house with polybutylene plumbing and it has thrown my client into a predicament . They canceled the contract on another property because the driveway was going to need replaced and the water main checked. They sold their current home, and need something soon.If this would have ...
01/27/2010
That's a lot of money for only a few hours' work! <!-- TYPE: 1 --> by Nick Gromicko Founder, International Association of Certified Home Inspectors      If you've been in the inspection business for a while, you've probably heard one of your clients say, "That's a lot of money for only a few hour...
01/07/2010
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By Nick Gromicko, Rob London and Kenton Shepard     The pine beetle, also known as the mountain pine beetle, is an insect native to the forests of western North America. Periodic outbreaks routinely kill large stretches of pine forest and are a concern for homeowners in certain mountainous region...
01/07/2010
The term "manufactured home" was adopted in 1980 by the the U.S. Congress to describe a type of house that is constructed in a factory to comply with a building code developed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In the past, manufactured homes were called "mobile homes," a t...
01/07/2010
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Lead Facts Did you know the following facts about lead?   FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. FACT: Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. FACT: You can get lead in your body by breathing or swallowing lead dust,...
01/07/2010
Childproofing Your Home: 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children About 2.5 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented by using simple child-safety devices on the market today. Any safety device you bu...
01/07/2010
  15 Tools That Every Homeowner Should Own By Nick Gromicko and Rob London     The following items are essential tools but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.   1.  Plunger A clogge...
01/07/2010
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