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Power Strip Safety

So many things in our home nowadays are electric, from kitchen appliances to iPads and phones, everything requires an electrical outlet. In many older homes, there are simply not enough outlets, so a power strip seems the obvious choice to keep up with the demand, but...

Why should my home be tested for Radon?

When buying a home, it is important to make sure that a radon test has been performed. A certified home inspector usually does this as part of the seller’s home inspection. You might ask yourself, though, what exactly is Radon? How dangerous is it? How common is it?...

What should I know about Closing Costs?

Buying a home can sometimes feel rather overwhelming.  Once you have finally found your home, you then need to deal with all those extra fees you incur, which are referred to as closing costs.  These costs can really add up, so here are just a few things you can...

Aluminum Wiring – Know the dangers

If you are thinking of buying an older home, you might want to consider that it could possibly be wired with aluminum wiring. Is this something you should be concerned about? Here are a few factors to consider:​ Aluminum has been shown to have certain weaknesses which...

Are your home’s air pathways airtight?

In the Summer and winter months, one area of our home under constant use is the HVAC system. Since the air we breathe is so important it would be good to take a moment and think about the installation of the ducts in our home. One detail of their installation to be...

Green Lumber

Green lumber, which is a term also referred to as wet lumber, is wood that has a higher moisture content, and is used in construction. When a tree has been freshly cut, it tends to hold a lot of water in its cells. A term used for the water that has collected in these...

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

If your home is situated in a flat area or even in a low spot, and you regularly experience heavy rains, you probably have a sump pump in your basement. A sump pump has the purpose of pumping out water that either seeps up from below when the water level rises or that...

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