Did You Know….(Adventures of a Home Inspector)

Why Test for Radon?

Why Test for Radon?

For the safety of your family and potential cost-savings in the future, it is a good idea to spend a little extra for a radon test when buying a home.

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Shedding Light on Radon Risk

Shedding Light on Radon Risk

I'm sure you've heard that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer risk increases even more with smokers. Yet, because radon exists on the atomic level, unseen and unnoticed, the risk is often dismissed. One of the more frequently heard comments...

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Attachments That Last

Even though there are construction standards for safely constructing decks, it is surprising how often I come across poor deck construction practices.

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All that glitters

It was a large area of black on a basement wall and the quick assessment was that it must be mold. Fortunately, what I had observed during my inspection and what the assessor assumed were two different things.

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About the House – July 3

I introduce “About The House”, a regular addition to my blog featuring interesting tidbits from the world of home inspection.

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After we don’t use it for a few days we start getting leaks!

My son moved into an apartment a while back. The unit came fully equipped with appliances, including a dishwasher. I received a call one evening saying the dishwasher was leaking all over the floor. I suggested he turn off the machine and call the landlord. He said,...

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