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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 from your home. The exhaust fans need to be ducted to

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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 injuries per year.   While nobody expects a house fire to happen to

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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 issues are not the

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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 peeling paint. The quality of the indoor air can also be

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