Jan. 30, 2017

Downsize a Home Sooner, Not Later

For most people, their house is their biggest asset. It's also their biggest expense. But when it comes to retirement planning, a house often falls to the bottom of the list involving changes in later life.

There are plenty of reasons for the inertia. Emotionally, it's hard to ...

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Jan. 26, 2017

Silent but Deadly

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With cold temperatures affecting much of North America this winter, it's worthwhile to address a potential hazard that could arise with increased use of fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces and water heaters: carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by the combustion of fuels ...

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Jan. 25, 2017

Radon, Fact or Fiction?

Radon awareness and education should be at the top of every homeowner's safety list. Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Fortunately, there are ways to test for mitigate its effect in the home. If you're buying a home, the US ...

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June 30, 2016

Get to know your home's electrical system

Your home’s electrical system is more than just a bunch of wires – it’s a complex system, carefully designed to deliver all the power you need for modern life in the safest way possible. Knowing how your home’s electrical system works will help you be a more “empowered” homeowner.

Electrical ...

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Feb. 22, 2016

What Lurks Outside Those Walls?

Home inspections often don't delve into landscaping issues- but should.

Mature trees towering over a yard may draw house hunters, but failing to inspect the health and location of those trees could prove a costly mistake. The same goes for inspecting a home's irrigation system, soil and grading ...

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Feb. 12, 2016

Aluminum Branch-circut Wiring

This article comes from one our of preferred inspectors, Pillar to Post.


If you ask three electricians about the uses and safety of aluminum wiring, you will likely get at least three different answers. Furthermore, opinion varies again depending on where you live in North America. The more you ...

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