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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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What is a Home Inspection?

The home buying process can be confusing and stressful. Not only do you need to consider things such as price and location, you also have to worry about whether the house itself has any hidden problems that could become costly surprises down the road.As professional Home Inspectors, its our job to look for those hidden problems for you. The Home Inspection is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the house. It provides you an expert opinion and professional report on the condition of.
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Do I need an Engineer or a Home Inspector?

You need a home inspector. When you hire a home inspector, you are hiring an experienced professional who has training and experience in the building industry. It is the job of the home inspector to not only evaluate the condition of the house's major systems and structural integrity, but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and identify areas that need to be watched, repaired or replaced.Your home inspector gives you the Big Picture analysis of the house you are purchasing. If the.
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What is typically found during an inspection?

No house is perfect. Even the best built and best maintained homes will always have a few items in less than perfect condition. Below are some of the items we most commonly find when inspecting a home:Roofing Problems with roofing material are the single most common defect we find. Usually it doesn’t mean the roof needs replaced, simply that it is in need of maintenance or repair.Ceiling stains Caused by past or present leaks, ceiling stains are very common. It can be difficult to tell.
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Carbon Monoxide Facts

Carbon Monoxide Is A Deadly Gas That Can Kill! Keep Your Family Safe With A Carbon Monixide Detector and smoke detectors.One of the first lines of defense against deadly fires and smoke, is having working smoke alarms throughout your home and living area. A second very important monitoring device to have in your home is a carbon monoxide detector.What is Carbon Monoxide?Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. A product of incomplete burning of hydrocarbon-based fuels, carbon monoxide consists of a carbon atom.
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