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So bloody hot right now, how could I be talking about insulation?  Proper insulation in your home will help your house to stay cooler inside in the summertime as well as stay warm in the winter.  For a house heated by gas or oil in this area (Ohio) these are the recommended levels:Most older home...
08/02/2007
With hundreds of inspections under my belt, mostly in Lorain county, I have found many foundation problems in the houses of this area.  In both old and newer homes the main cause for foundation problems is poor drainage.  Let's examine some facts:Water that leaves your roof can cause all sorts of...
08/02/2007
If you are buying a house, the sellers provide a disclosure statement listing any "known defects" that they are aware of.  Is this Disclosure Statement enough assurance that the house is in good condition?  Here is what the Ohio Code says about disclosure statements (in part):Prior to July 1, 199...
08/02/2007
If you are looking to purchase a house that was built during the 1960's through the early 1970's, it probably was wired with aluminum wiring.  This type of wire has proven to be inferior and needs to be inspected by a professional to determine if there is a safety concern prior to closing.  Here ...
08/02/2007
I know that it is still warm outside, and most of you are not thinking of burning anything in your fireplace yet.  Before the cold weather kicks in, you should read this report from the CPSC:Consumer Product Safety CommissionChimneys: Safety AlertCPSC Document #5017 In 1982, wood-burning applianc...
08/02/2007
If you've recently purchased a brand-new home, you're probably aware of the fact that your homebuilder's Warranty runs for one (1) year.  Some builders can offer up to two (2) years of structural warranties. Perhaps you've already experienced a few problems with your home...leaking fixtures, a sq...
08/02/2007
If you are building a new house, you may not feel the need to have it Inspected, however new construction can be done in a sub-standard way.  Contractors have been known to "cut corners" to save in construction costs.  Here are the facts of why you should get your new house inspected while constr...
08/02/2007
Buyers in Lorain county should hire an inspector prior to closing.  One of the most important aspects of a Home Inspection should include an intensive inspection of the roof.  Here is what my inspection covers:My roof inspection covers all aspects of your roof.  The inspection requires that I cli...
08/02/2007
I would sincerely like to offer my services to both you and your clients.  Please read the information below to see how I can benefit your clients and help you to streamline your transactions.  I will not "talk down" to your clients and will do everything in my power to not only expedite schedule...
08/02/2007
With the rash of people literally poking the eyes out of sellers in Real Estate deals, the feeling that the savings they are getting on the selling price is swaying some people away from getting a Home Inspection.  I have inspected houses in Elyria, Avon, Sheffield, Grafton, Lorain, Amherst, Eato...
08/02/2007
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Informative answers to all of your Home Inspection related questions. Bridging the gap between buyers and sellers.