Ever wonder about your house number? Often, the previous owner installed the number and the new owner never had to think about it, leaving them clueless as to why it was placed where it is or why a particular color or size was chosen. These numbers are more important than you probably realize, and a lot of thought goes into making sure they are visible. House numbers should be clear enough so that police, the fire department, paramedics, etc., can quickly locate properties in
Relocation is often stressful and time-consuming, but rarely do we wonder about the impact the process has on the environment. This is amplified when moving to a smaller house or condominium, and additional decisions have to be made regarding items that must discarded in order to save space. If we don’t make these decisions deliberately, our choices can generate a lot of trash, and waste energy and natural resources. Fortunately, we have other options so that, when the time
When a home is sold, there is a point in the transaction known as the closing, when the title to the property is transferred to the new owner. The buyer and/or seller commonly incur miscellaneous fees, which are collectively known as closing costs. These fees can be significant, averaging approximately 2% to 4% of the purchase price, although they may be as much as 8%. Take a look at the following guide to get a better idea of what buyers and sellers are expected to pay upon
The purpose of this article is twofold. First, at Elite Level Home Inspection , we’d like you to take measures to keep your garage free from fire. Fortunately, there are ways this can be done, some of which are described below. Secondly, garage fires do happen, and we’d like you to make sure that a fire cannot not easily spread to the rest of your house. While you can perform many of the recommendations in this article yourself, it is a good idea to hire an InterNACHI inspect
Whether or not a homeowner decides to have the air ducts in their home professionally cleaned, committing to a good preventative maintenance program is essential to minimizing duct contamination. To prevent dirt and debris from entering the system, the homeowner should: use the highest efficiency air filter recommended by the manufacturer of the heating and cooling system; change the air filters regularly; change the air filters more frequently if they become clogged; be sure
1. Window Blinds/Curtains with "loop" style Cords.
Window blinds with pull cords and inner cords forming a loop can become wrapped around a
persons neck and cause serious harm. About 85 million units sold each year. Over 160 incidents
reported since 1991.
Remedy: Call Window Covering Safety Council for free repair kit: 800-506-4636 or visit
www.windowcoverings.org. 2. Consider Installing Carbon Monoxide Detectors if your Home uses Natural Gas.
Natural gas in homes has a
Knob-and-tube (K&T) wiring was an early standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings, in common use in North America from about 1880 to the 1940s. The system is considered obsolete and can be a safety hazard, although some of the fear associated with it is undeserved. InterNACHI inspectors should always disclaim knob-and-tube wiring during their inspections. Facts About Knob-and-Tube Wiring: It is not inherently dangerous. The dangers from this system arise from its