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Home Inspector: Half of all decks in "failure" mode, risk collapse - WGCL Atlanta

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 06:09

Home Inspector: Half of all decks in "failure" mode, risk collapse
WGCL Atlanta
Half of the country's 40 million house decks pose a safety danger and may not be covered by homeowner insurance policies, according to a code certified home inspector. Stan Garnet, of Inspector Associates, Inc. of Atlanta, said decks built in the 1990s ...

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers - The Jewish Voice

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 23:53

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers
The Jewish Voice
Because the industry is unregulated, be wary when hiring a home inspector. Protect yourself with these tips from, Pillar To Post, the nation's largest home inspection franchise: Get referrals from family, friends, your real estate agent and contractors ...

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels - Leader-Telegram

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 12:05

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels
Leader-Telegram
If you have an older home 60 plus years old or older with this wiring, call a licensed electrician and have it removed. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors ...

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection - Forbes

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 05:16

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection
Forbes
Once an offer on a property is accepted, most buyers hire a professional home inspector to assess the condition of the home. The inspector will write a detailed report for the buyer to use in deciding how to proceed with the purchase. Should the buyer ...

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 23:45

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Generally, a home inspector cannot disclose information found during a home inspection without the buyer's approval. However, if the inspector finds something dangerous, he is required to disclose that finding to the seller and the potential purchaser, ...

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced - Wausau Daily Herald

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 16:44

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced
Wausau Daily Herald
In the last two weeks, a few things have come up in my inspections involving areas I have talked about before when you have visible knob-and-tube wiring in any area of your home: whether it be the attic, garage or basement, it should be removed.

Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ... - PR Web (press release)

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 14:20

Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ...
PR Web (press release)
Timothy Evans, owner of Traverse City Home Inspections LLC (http://www.traversecityhomeinspections.com), a home inspection company serving Traverse City and Northwest Michigan, reports that radon gas testing is now required by some insurance and ...

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Midday Fix: Home inspection tips for buyers and sellers - WGNtv.com

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 23:15

Midday Fix: Home inspection tips for buyers and sellers
WGNtv.com
Your home inspector should be looking at all the aspects of your home, from the condition and age of the roof, to drainage systems, the foundation, walls, insulation, grading, electrical systems, plumbing, condition of windows and doors, appliances ...

Buyer regrets not having home inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 15:41

Buyer regrets not having home inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
A. Most homebuyers are aware of the importance of hiring a home inspector before they buy a home. And most real estate agents advise their clients accordingly. If you bought your home without having it inspected, then one of two errors took place ...

How To Test Your Home For Radon & How To Get Rid Of It - WFMY News 2

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 02:39

How To Test Your Home For Radon & How To Get Rid Of It
WFMY News 2
Home Inspector Scott Dampier shows you the one in his home. The radon reading in his house was a 10! A system costs anywhere from $800 - $2500. His advice, the company that does the radon test should not be the company that puts in your system.

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The Radon Danger In Our State & In Your Home - WFMY News 2

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 01:40

WFMY News 2

The Radon Danger In Our State & In Your Home
WFMY News 2
He's a home inspector with HouseMaster. "After we had the earthquake in 2010, I bought a new (radon) monitor." He tested it in his house and the radon gas measurement was a 10! The North Carolina danger threshold is a 4. "I went out to the truck got a ...

Ask the Inspector: Inspection spectators - Leader-Telegram

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 12:07

Ask the Inspector: Inspection spectators
Leader-Telegram
An adult must be home or the children need to be elsewhere during the inspection. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central and northern Wisconsin ...

Q & A with America's Real Estate Professor: Home inspection - Norwalk Reflector

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 03:42

Q & A with America's Real Estate Professor: Home inspection
Norwalk Reflector
In addition, the home inspector is only going to report if things are working or not. He or she is not going to assess how much a buyer like yourself might consider spending to buy new appliances, paint the house, landscaping, and all the other items ...

Windows Get Used Most During Summer- Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 15:33

Windows Get Used Most During Summer- Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Windows Get Used Most During Summer- Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada From Property Inspector, LLC Visits Brashenomics Radio To Discuss When It's Time To Replace Yours. PRWeb. Share. Tuesday, May 21st 2013. Search VSM: Advanced ...

5 Questions to ask Before Hiring a Home Inspector - HONOLULUMagazine.com

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 02:22

5 Questions to ask Before Hiring a Home Inspector
HONOLULUMagazine.com
If you are buying a home, you will want to find a reputable home inspector to thoroughly check your home for any unseen or potential disasters. This is your opportunity to see what's on the “inside” of the house through the eyes of a professional ...

What to expect when you're inspecting - Quad-City Times - Quad City Times

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 16:43

What to expect when you're inspecting - Quad-City Times
Quad City Times
While contractors and tradespeople might be able to offer advice on what needs fixing and the best solution, a good home inspector is in the position to offer an unbiased opinion, said Tom Kruse, the owner of Professional Home Inspections in Holmen, Wis.

Sound Off: How do I find a home inspector? - San Francisco Chronicle

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 05:19

San Francisco Chronicle

Sound Off: How do I find a home inspector?
San Francisco Chronicle
Q: How do I find a great home inspector? A: We believe that a great home inspector - and a great home inspection - is the key to a successful real estate transaction. So how do you find a good inspector? Call a few real estate agents and ask who they ...

Plumber disagrees with home inspector - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:17

Plumber disagrees with home inspector
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. I am a real estate broker and am trying to resolve a difference of opinion between my plumber and my favorite home inspector. The inspector routinely cites water heaters that are installed without a drain pan, especially when the water heater is on ...

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Common Sources of Ceiling Stains - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 17:08

Common Sources of Ceiling Stains
Minneapolis Star Tribune
When a home inspector finds a suspicious ceiling stain, they'll typically use a moisture meter to help determine whether it's an active leak or not. The video clip below shows me using the non-invasive feature of a moisture meter to confirm that the ...

Ask Adam: Preparing for a Home Inspection - ARL now

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 02:34

Ask Adam: Preparing for a Home Inspection
ARL now
A professional home inspector will go from room to room testing the heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, electrical, appliances and smoke detectors. He or she will also evaluate the structure, roof, interior and exterior of the home. What the home ...