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Seller Inspection: Streamlining Real Estate Transactions

Seller inspections (sometimes referred to as pre-listing inspections) are becoming more popular because they virtually eliminate all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the home inspection until a buyer is found. In many ways, waiting to schedule the inspection until after a home goes under agreement is too late. A seller inspection Read more about Seller Inspection: Streamlining Real Estate Transactions[…]

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Dryer Vents – The Exhaust System for Dryers

In our last publication, we talked about dryer ducts.  Dryer ducts are attached to the clothes dryer and run to a dryer vent intended to vent to the exterior of the home.  Dryer ducts and the dryer vents are part of the entire dryer ventilation system.  Often times, these terms will be used interchangeably. Clothes Read more about Dryer Vents – The Exhaust System for Dryers[…]

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Let’s Talk Dryer Ducts

Did you know that in 2010, the most current statistical data, an  estimated 16,800 home structure fires were reports that involved clothes dryers? Of this high number of fires, there were 51 deaths, 380 injuries and a whopping $236 million in direct property damage. (1)  The most common culprit?  Lint build up in the dryer ducts. Read more about Let’s Talk Dryer Ducts[…]

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Heating Inspection – Prepare for Heating Season

It’s that time of year when the temperatures start to drop but not to the point you need to turn your heat on just yet.  However, colder evenings are ahead.  This is the perfect time to get your heating system ready for start up with a thorough cleaning by a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Read more about Heating Inspection – Prepare for Heating Season[…]

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The Home Inspection: An Educational Experience

Buying a home is one of the most exciting experiences in a person’s life.  Although it’s exciting, it can be quite stressful. The home buying process is a lengthy one wrought with mortgage approvals, searching for the perfect home within your budget, and the signing of more papers than one ever imagined.  When you finally Read more about The Home Inspection: An Educational Experience[…]

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Missing Splash Blocks – Easy Fix

During a home inspection, Ed Lawton, the inspector at B to B Home Inspections, shall inspect roofing from ground level or the eaves. At the time of roofing inspection, the Ed will additionally inspect the gutters and downspouts, including the absence or presence of splash blocks and/or gutter extenders. Additionally, when inspecting the exterior of Read more about Missing Splash Blocks – Easy Fix[…]

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Discover Signs of Dysfunctional GFCI Outlets

Ed Lawton, the inspector at B to B Home Inspections, shall inspect the electrical components of the home. At the time of this part of the inspection, the inspector will inspect a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles.  Ed will inspect all ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed Read more about Discover Signs of Dysfunctional GFCI Outlets[…]