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Bathroom exhaust fans

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 fro

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Fire Safety Tips

  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 injurie

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What will a Home Inspector find?

Do I need a home inspection? I have had people ask me if it is really necessary to spend the money on a home inspection. You don't need a home inspector to tell you the carpet is old or wore out, or that the paint is peeling off the walls. Cosmetic

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Wet Basement? Advice from a Chesterton In. Home Inspector.

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

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