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Nothing is more frustrating and annoying than water in the basement. Water in the basement can cause numerous issues in the home from deterioration in the heating season, electrical panel and circuits, breeding ground for mold and fungous, plus many more. If your basement has been dry, then let’s keep it that way with routine maintenance. If your home is equipped with a sump pump then we need to test it yearly before the big
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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR GREATEST INVESTMENT ASHI Reminds Homeowners That April is National Home Inspection Month Des Plaines, Ill. (April, 2018) – Moisture intrusion is a leading cause of home maintenance issues and repairs. With April showers in full swing, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) reminds homeowners that April is National Home Inspection Month and encourages them to identify potential maintenance issues now before they become major repairs. “April is the perfect time
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Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) or the flexible yellow gas lines found in many homes beginning in the 1990’s is a good and safe product when installed properly following the manufacturers instructions. Manufacturers are requiring more stringent installation instructions for bonding/grounding their product due to the risk of damage from lightning strikes. Lightning can cause systems in the structure to become energized. If the systems are not properly bonded/grounded, the difference in these systems may
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What’s the largest moving object in your home? The garage door; and it serves as the main entrance to the home for 70% of homeowners. Does that surprise you? If not, then the fact that 1-in-15 garage doors and openers may lack the latest safety features or may not operate safely at all. Millions of garage doors and openers may require attention from qualified professionals. Just because the garage door goes up and down does
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January 15, 2018

Radon

Don’t gamble with your home and health! Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in the soil, rock and water. Radon can’t be seen, smelled or tasted but it still may be a problem in your home. The surgeon general has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, only behind smoking! Radon enters the home due to the difference in pressure
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