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A pre listing home inspection?

Most home buyers will have a home inspection done Buying a home can be a very exiting time but also stressful. Especially selling you current home. Like most people selling their home you have probably put in time and money improving the curb appeal of your house....

The basics for waterproofing your basement

Concerns of a leaking basement: Since most basements are below grade and surrounded by soil they are at a high risk of leaking. A wet basement can lead to problems such as damage to the foundation, toxic mold growth, building rot, termite damage and peeling paint. The...

Why you need to change your furnace filter

The benefits of changing your furnace filter Ok, we all know we’re supposed to change the filter on our furnace. But it seems to be one of those things we don’t remember to do on a regular basis ( out of sight, out of mind). However the benefits of...

Save money on your lighting bill

Save money on your lighting bill June 17 2017 Everybody likes to save money. It is estimated that the average household uses 11% of its energy budget for lighting. An incandescent light bulb only converts about 10% of its energy use into light, the rest is converted...

Get the Moisture Out!

One of the more common defects I find on the home inspections I do in Northwest Indiana is the bathroom exhaust fans venting directly into the attic. Over time this can cause some serious problems.The purpose of an exhaust fan is to remove moisture from your home. The...

Home Fire Safety. Be Prepared!

  Here are a few facts from the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency). Between 2010 – 2014 there was an average of 358,300 house fires per year. There was an average of 2,560 deaths per year.  There was an average of 12,720 injuries per year. While nobody...