Preparation for a Home Inspection

Preparation for a Home Inspection

When you are selling your home and a home inspection has been scheduled, your preparation for a home inspection can help the process go smoothly, which may save you time and money.  Keep in mind that home inspectors are not required to move items to access and area,...
Emergency Escape for Fire Safety

Emergency Escape for Fire Safety

Basements and every sleeping room should have at least one operable emergency escape and rescue opening that opens directly onto a public street, public alley, yard or court. This standard is required because many deaths and injuries happen when occupants are asleep...
Bathroom Ventilation

Bathroom Ventilation

Bathroom ventilation systems are designed to exhaust moist air and odors to the exterior of the home.  Failure to properly vent moisture from the bathroom can cause biological growths like mold and mildew, and can cause cosmetic and even structural damage.  A typical...
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that forms from incomplete combustion of fuels, such as natural or liquefied petroleum gas, oil, wood or coal. Facts and Figures Each year in the U.S., approximately 500 deaths are caused by non-fire-related...
Smoke Alarms for Home Safety

Smoke Alarms for Home Safety

Smoke alarms, also known as smoke detectors, are devices that detect smoke and issue an audible and/or a visual signal to alert residents to a potential fire. Facts and Figures According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Although most newer homes have smoke...