Brand New Homes Don’t Need an Inspection, Right?

So you looked around at homes and after days or weeks or even months of seeing nothing that is as nice as you would want it you decided to buy a new home. And I have to say a new home is pretty nice. As much as I like older homes a brand spanking new home that still...

What Really Matters in a Home Inspection

We all see the postings. The 5 Most Important Things in a Home Inspection or the 10 Most Serious Defects for an Inspector!....most of these articles are only partly right.What really matters is to make sure your inspector is trained and knowledgeable. All inspectors...

Top 5 Fast Fixes for Faulty Windows

by Joseph Truini for The Home Depot There’s a common misconception that if your home has older windows that are in less-than-perfect condition, you must replace them with new windows. But as long as the window is structurally sound, you can fix most problems and...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Detectors

by Nick Gromicko📷 Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that forms from incomplete combustion of fuels, such as natural or liquefied petroleum gas, oil, wood or coal.Facts and Figures:480 U.S. residents died between 2001 and 2003 from...

Attic Pull-Down Ladders

by Nick Gromicko Attic pull-down ladders, also called attic pull-down stairways, are collapsible ladders that are permanently attached to the attic floor. Occupants can use these ladders to access their attics📷 without being required to carry a portable...

Anti-Tip Brackets for Freestanding Ranges

by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard📷 Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A...

Electrical Safety

Electricity is an essential part of our lives. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely, if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused. Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485...

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

by Nick Gromicko, Ben Gromicko, and Kenton Shepard 📷 Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that.Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished...

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Unless I am familiar with a particular builder, when I walk into a home I never know what I will find. And that is the fun and interesting part of my work. While my end goal is to make sure families and homes are safe and secure, the discovery of what this house has...

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