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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tip To Prevent A Scalding Burn While Taking A Shower

Hot Water Fluctuations In The Shower by Pete BuschIf you have an older home you may have noticed that when your taking a shower the water temperature will fluctuate, sometimes a lot. When a toilet is flushed the pressure is reduced on the cold water supply pipes. This will reduce the amount of cold water going to your shower resulting in very hot water spraying all over you. The same holds true if someone turns on the hot water somewhere else in the home. Your shower.
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Reducing The Potential Of Basement Water Infiltration.

by Pete BuschIf you’ve lived in your house for a period of time you know by now that home maintenance is a big part of ownership. Ask yourself, are you the type of person that waits until there is a problem and then deals with it? Or are you the type of person that deals with small issues before they become major problems? Today I’m writing an article to try to persuade you to become the latter of the two, at least with just one.
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Preventing Your Expensive Windows From Rotting

One of the most discouraging defects I find during a typical Minnesota home inspection is windows that have a rotted window sill or sash. Unfortunately the condition of the windows is often overlooked and before you know it they’re rotted to the point of no return leading to costly repairs that could have been avoided. I guess that’s one way to keep the economy going but if you’re like me I would rather spend my money on something else, I find no excitement in buying.
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8 Easy Tips to Lowering Your Home Electric Bill and Making Your Air Conditioner Last Longer

Have you noticed how Minnesotan’s love to complain about cold winter temperatures?  But we also love to complain about the heat -- and that time is coming soon.Air conditioning season will be upon us in about a month, are you prepared, or should I say is your central air conditioner prepared? As a Minnesota residential home inspector, based on what I find at the majority of homes I inspect I would have to say the answer is no.This is a picture.
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