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Prevent Falls This Fall With A Home Safety Checklist

Posted on: October 18, 2017 by in Blog, Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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The article courtesy of In-House Inspections! After months of sticky heat and humidity, it’s time to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters because the autumn season is finally here. But, late September brings us more than just cooler temperatures and a wardrobe change. If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, the change in seasons is also an opportunity to think about another kind of fall — the kind that impacts one in four older Americans every year — and the steps we can Continue Reading ...

Replacing a Furnace? How to Choose an Energy-fficient System

Posted on: October 4, 2017 by in Blog, Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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Helpful information from your friends at In House Inspections! If it’s time to replace your furnace, you may be wondering if it’s worth the extra investment to buy an energy-efficient system. Or, you may be unsure how to choose an energy-efficient system for your home. “Energy-efficient heating systems can substantially lower your fuel costs over the lifetime of the system, so it’s well worth investing the time and money to find just the right one,” says Chip Wade, HGTV(R) expert. Continue Reading ...

5 Kitchen Upgrades to Make Your Inner Host Flourish

Posted on: September 8, 2017 by in Blog, Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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You love entertaining and treating guests to delectable dishes and fun times. Unfortunately, your kitchen layout, appliances and even the faucet are so downright unappealing that the thought of planning and preparing a party menu is equally unpleasant. What do you do when you’re built to entertain, but your kitchen is not? Renovate! Reason to Renovate The kitchen is a favorite room to remodel, and a minor kitchen refresh can return more than 80 percent of your investment at the time of Continue Reading ...

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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Learn These Winter Home Maintenance Tips From Professionals: As days grow shorter and temperatures fall, it’s time once again to prepare your home for the long winter months ahead. Taking a few minutes now to walk around your home—visually inspecting important systems from a safety perspective and making note of routine maintenance chores that need attention—is a great way to get started, and a good winter maintenance checklist can help. Here are some tips to help get you Continue Reading ...

Home & Work Fireplace Safety – In House Inspections

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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Home and Work Fireplace Safety: Most homes look and feel cozier when they have a fireplace, especially a workable one that the owners use on occasion. But even an attractive fixture of this type can be dangerous if it is not managed correctly or safely. If you have recently purchased a home that has a fireplace, find and read maintenance guidelines to make sure your fireplace continues to be a source of pleasure rather than pain. When taking possession of your home, ask the previous Continue Reading ...

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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Maintenance Tip #1 Preparing the water heater Water Heater Maintenance: Turn off the power if its an electric water heater. Turn off the water to the water heater by closing the valve on the cold water line. Its located on top of the water heater. The cold line is always to the right. Open a hot water tap inside the house. Air pressure will come out of the tap. Open the drain valve located at the bottom of the water heater. It looks like a hose bibb. Let a gallon or more out of the Continue Reading ...