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Dryer Vent Safety

Clogged dryer vents are a safety hazard for homeowners’. To reduce the chances of a clogged dryer vent, homeowners’ can empty the lint trap at the clothes dryer with every use. It’s also a good idea to check the vent at the exterior of the home. Simply lift the louver, look into the vent. In […]

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Upgrading Ungrounded Outlets

Upgrading ungrounded outlets is important because between 1920 and 1960, tens of thousands of houses built in the United States. Almost all of them had two-prong outlets. Many of them still do. If you live in a house with two-prong outlets, you might want to consider an upgrade. You are at risk for more than […]

Handrail Safety

Handrail Safety What do the 3 photos above have in common? Stairs? Handrails? Bad handrails? No Handrails? A little of each… there’s no handrail on this long run of stairs to a basement. There are the front steps with the ladder-type of handrail with a 2×4 on top. And then there’s another short run with […]

Crawlspace Insulation

During my home inspections, I often come across insulation in the crawlspace. Usually, clients are trying to increase energy efficiency in their home, which is understandable.  Sometimes this insulation causes more harm than good. It does help with energy when in good condition, but doesn’t stop or block the airflow. Incorrectly installed insulation that has deteriorated […]

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Electrical Safety Tips for Home

Facts and Statistics Thank you for taking the time to read about electrical safety tips for homes!  According to the latest statistics from ESFI(Electrical Safety Foundation International) , there are about 51,000 home electrical fires each year. They cause nearly 500 deaths, over 1400 injuries and 1.3 billion in property damages.  Electrical distribution systems are the […]