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Home Inspector - Advantage Home Inspections, Inc.
Lately it seems that every other inspection I perform is on a bank owned or foreclosed house. If you are in the market for a foreclosed home, there are a few things to remember prior to making an offer and having the house inspected. Access to the property in our area is easy to set up for the lo...
Yes Virginia, there are termites in Longmont!  From time to time while I'm inspecting a house I come across signs of pest damage, usually from termites or occasionally from carpenter ants. Every time I mention the signs of damage to my clients I get a shocked expression and these same words "I di...
Radon (Rn) is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You can't see radon. You can't smell it or taste it. But, it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to be the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and is estimated to cause over 20,000 deaths each year.  Radon comes from the natura...
Moisture management inside the house is a critical part of homeowner maintenance. In order to maintain the house structure, reduce problems, enhance the homes durability and value, and reduce potential for mold growth, you need to maintain the moisture control systems of your house. Last month I...
As a Home Inspector a portion of my inspection time is spent looking for moisture damage, the causes of moisture damage and potential areas of water problems. With the recent rains and to follow-up on a few items in my past articles, I decided to write about water issues. Let’s start with the ex...

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