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Smart homes aren’t smart without fire sprinklers

Posted on: January 16, 2020 by in Blog
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Protect everyone in your household from today’s faster, scarier fires (BPT) – Today there are many automated options that make homes more comfortable, energy-efficient, cost-effective and safe. Typically referred to as smart home technology, these features may include automating control of items such as lighting, temperature, window shades, surveillance cameras, locks, smoke alarms, even pet feeders. Often, these features have smartphone apps that allow the homeowner to control them from Continue Reading ...

5 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posted on: January 7, 2020 by in Blog
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(BPT) – Tis the season for festive holiday gatherings with family and friends. Whether hosting your first or fifteenth celebration, you want your home to be ready to impress. Here are five simple ways to make sure your home is merry and bright for the holidays. Refresh kitchen counters Since the kitchen is where people mingle the most, don’t leave old, dirty caulk to be the focal point behind your delicious holiday spread! Spruce up your countertop and backsplash by removing and Continue Reading ...

How to Keep your House Warm – Even in Extremely Cold Temperatures

Posted on: December 26, 2019 by in Blog
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BPT - With the early arrival of winter, the grip of cold temperatures and snowfall that landed along with it, now is a good time to start thinking about keeping your home warm and cozy all season long. This winter, consider the strategies below to keep your house warm, even during the most frigid days of the year. Help your HVAC system work more efficiently No matter what kind of heating system you have, you can take steps to keep it working at its best. Schedule annual heating Continue Reading ...

3 Inexpensive Home Maintenance Projects That Could Save You Thousands

Posted on: December 22, 2019 by in Blog
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BPT - Routine maintenance: two words that likely evoke eye rolls, exasperated sighs and dread for most homeowners who read, hear or even think about them. However, they’re also a homeowner’s best line of defense when it comes to protecting their most important investment — their home. “Many homeowners insurance policyholders are choosing higher deductibles because it lowers their insurance costs,” said Christopher O’Rourke, Mercury Insurance vice president of property claims. Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Clearwater FL– Common Stucco Issues

Posted on: December 13, 2019 by in Blog
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A perfectly installed stucco can be a great help to your home. Stucco homes are more fire retardant, more energy-efficient, and less prone to noise pollution. However, a poorly installed or not properly maintained stucco can pave the way for countless stucco problems which can severely damage your home. But first, let’s understand what stucco is and what is it used for. Stucco, also called render, is a construction material made from a binder and water. It is applied while wet and Continue Reading ...

Damages Caused By Improper Roof Ventilation and Attic Insulation

Posted on: December 5, 2019 by in Blog
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Issues in roof ventilation and attic insulation may seem small scale but actually, problems like these call for serious attention. However, it’s extremely important for homeowners to understand proper roof ventilation and attic insulation. Investing in proper roof ventilation and insulation offers more than just protection on your most prized purchase. It is also an investment for future savings and lifelong convenience. The following damages on your home can take place if roof ventilation Continue Reading ...

Warning Signs of Faulty Electrical Wiring in Your Home

Posted on: November 21, 2019 by in Blog
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If you see any damage or problems in your electrical systems, call a professional. Never attempt to fix it by yourself.   It is not uncommon to see outdated, damaged, or poorly installed electrical wiring in the home. However, it’s not something to take lightly either. Faulty wirings can cause fatal electrical shocks and fire. In the US, there are thousands of residential fires that flare up every year due to faulty electrical wiring. Don’t be part of the census. Below are 6 warning Continue Reading ...

HERE’S WHY WATER DAMAGE IS A HOME INSPECTION NIGHTMARE

Posted on: November 16, 2019 by in Blog
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Water is the source of life, of course. But sometimes, it can also be a source of trouble. Water damage is a nightmare for homeowners because it can appear out of nowhere and leave behind serious problems. In fact, water damage can produce mold growth within 24 hours. Think of the extent of the damage if left untreated for days, weeks, or months. Signs of Water Damage Your Home Inspector Will Look For Below are the signs of water damage that can compromise your home’s structural Continue Reading ...

COMMON PROBLEMS FOUND DURING A HOME INSPECTION

Posted on: November 8, 2019 by in Blog
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Perhaps for some, there’s nothing more nerve-wracking than the thought of finally owning a home. Of course, it’s for all the good reasons. Home buying can hype you up with a roller coaster of emotions. After years of saving up for down payment and other mortgage fees, you’re a step closer to finally having a place to call your own. Whether you’re buying a newly built modern home or a fixer-upper that was built in the 60s, the truth behind walls is paramount. What’s the best way to get Continue Reading ...

How Commercial Inspection Differs From Home Inspection

Posted on: October 31, 2019 by in Blog
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Most inspectors focus on one field of specialization, residential or commercial. However, some inspectors do both. While it takes years of experience and perhaps a little more time to branch out, it’s actually a good idea to increase skill sets. If you’ve seen companies or inspectors who offer both, you might be wondering how a commercial inspection differs from a typical home inspection. Generally, specializing in commercial inspection drives an inspector to a larger and more devoted Continue Reading ...