Safe Grilling.

As boring as it may sound, an electric grill can still make a decent burger. And it’s probably the safest grill you will ever use. Since there is no open flame, there is no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. There is no fuel, so hazards with fuel storage and...

How do you get up there?

What’s creepier than a dingy basement? A musty attic. And yet, we all use them if we have them. Accessing them can be very convenient if we have a pull-down ladder. But make sure that pull-down ladder is still up to the job. Often, these are installed by previous home...

The Water You Drink

When you are sitting outside in the blistering sun, doesn’t a tall glass of water with ice sound tempting? Large parts of the world don’t have access to clean drinking water, while here in the US it is very easy to attain. However, have you ever wondered what the...

Heating Units and Controls

There are four common types of heating units: A furnace provides heat through a forced-air distribution system.A boiler provides heat through a hydronic distribution system. (Hydronic systems are also referred to as hot water systems.)A space heater supplies heat...

100 Amp Electrical Service

Many times on a home inspection I will find a 100 amp electrical service. Many of my clients ask if this will be enough of a service for their home. Well, the answer is relatively simple. The average American household will usually not exceed 60-80 amps during peak...

Bat Removal

When doing a home inspection, it is relatively common to find bats. But what should you do afterward? The following advice may help; Before anything else, the entry point of the bats needs to be found. As we discovered a little earlier, some bats will fit into...
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