Grey Dog Home Inspections Blog

Wood-Destroying Organisms and Other Pests

Wood-destroying organisms and other pests can cause serious problems in the wooden structural components of a house, and an infestation may go unnoticed until the damage is already extensive. Control measures include preventing insect entry by sealing holes and...

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Improving Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is generally worse than most people believe, but there are things you can do about it.  Here are some tips for improving indoor air quality in your home. Some Quick Facts: Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. Problems can arise...

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Clothes Dryer Vent Safety Tips

Proper maintenance of your clothes dryer vent can improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of your appliance.  Here are some important clothes dryer vent safety tips. House fires caused by dryers are far more common than are generally believed.  According to...

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Radon Testing Information

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which comes from uranium-containing rocks in the ground.  As uranium decays, radon is produced in proportion to the amount of uranium containing rocks in the area.  This odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas can...

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Insulation and Ventilation of the Attic

Heating and cooling costs can be slashed by up to 30% per year by properly sealing and insulating the home. Proper insulation of the attic should be a top priority for preventing heat loss because as heat rises, a critical amount of heat loss from the living areas of...

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Roof Covering Maintenance

Although homeowners aren’t necessarily expected to climb on their roofs every season as part of regular home maintenance, there are some conditions that should be monitored to prevent roof damage and to help you get the longest life out of your roof-covering...

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Roof-Drainage Maintenance

Roof drainage is an important aspect of preventing moisture intrusion in the home, but roof drainage systems require ongoing maintenance in order to function as designed.  While cleaning out the gutters may not be everyone’s favorite home-maintenance task, gutters...

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Moisture Intrusion and Consequences

Many of the defects home inspectors finds during a home inspection involve potential avenues for moisture intrusion into a home.  But why is it so important?  Unchecked moisture intrusion can lead to structural defects in a home over time, as well as health problems...

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Electrical Panel Safety in the Home

All homeowners should know where their electrical panel is located.  When you open the door to it, you should find breakers that are labeled which correspond to the different rooms or areas of the home.  Breakers will sometimes trip due to a power surge or outage, and...

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