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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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Fire Safety for the Home

The National Fire Protection Association's fire prevention program promotes the following eight tips that people of all ages and abilities can use to improve safety in the home, especially during the threat of a house fire.  Follow these tips to improve fire safety....

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Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

As a homeowner, there are several basic tools which can help out will daily minor repairs and maintenance.  Here is some useful information on these tools and how they might be used in your home. Plunger: A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient...

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Choosing the Right Home Inspector

Choosing the right home inspector is a difficult but important step in protecting your future investment in your new home.  Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you'll ever make.  You have recently been crunching the numbers, negotiating offers,...

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