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Failing Caulk or Grout Can Lead to Mold, Mildew or Worse

To seal joints, such as those between a tub and wall, caulk is applied to create an airtight and watertight junction.  In the past tar or pitch were often applied for nautical or plumbing purposes, but today, caulk is made of materials such as silicone, latex or acrylic. Since caulk is often employed in areas […]

Home Inspections: Protecting Your Investment

A good home inspection process is something that most people don’t know about but should. Truth be told, it can protect one of the biggest investments of your life. Some people consider home inspectors as doomsayers but in reality, they are actually your best friends in ensuring that you get the most value for your money […]

10 Steps To A Smooth Inspection And Cleaner Report

1) If you own pets, it’s recommended that they be caged or removed from the home during the inspection. Your potential buyer and their family will likely attend the inspection and even the most friendly pet may become uncomfortable or territorial around strangers. 2) Keep in mind that a little house cleaning goes a long way in helping speed […]

Radon: The Invisible Hazard In Your Home

Did you know that the earth gives off natural radiation which can seep into your home and become an indoor air hazard for your family? This form of radiation is called radon gas and it comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in rocks and soil. Radon is all around us, but when it is […]

What to Expect When You Are Inspecting

A property inspection is one of the most important parts of the purchasing process, yet many buyers don’t know what to expect from the various players involved. Here’s a guide to the roles and responsibilities each of the players has during a typical property inspection. You, the Buyer Prior to the inspection, review the seller’s […]