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Prevent Dryer Fires: Maintain Your Cloths Dryer

In Cloth Dryer by Mark Goodman

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) It is estima,ted that annually over 15,000 house fires are attributed to clothes dryer fires, with seven deaths, 344 injuries, and 233 million dollars in direct property damage. Dryers cause 4% of house structure fires, with a rise in these types of fires during the fall and winter months peaking in January. What caused the majority of the fires? Lint and the type of dryer vent piping …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of the Septic System

In Home Inspections by Mark Goodman

You should consider following these tips on the Dos and Don’ts and what to avoid doing if you have an aseptic system for waste management for your home. The septic system is designed to provide many years of service, with an overall life expectancy of about 20 years. As with any other system in your household, septic systems require maintenance and can become overwhelmed with use and misuse. A good rule of thumb: If you haven’t, …

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Finding the best home inspector for you!

In Home Inspections by Mark GoodmanLeave a Comment

Revised 4/26/2022 You are looking to buy or sell a home. A home inspection is one of the only genuine unbiased people that are lookout for your interests, and the home inspection is critical to understanding what you are buying. People often ask how do I choose a home inspector? What makes a good home inspector? How do you find the right home inspector? The answer is relative to your needs. Most real estate professionals …

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Problem and defective water shut off valves

In Plumbing by Mark Goodman

Recently, I was doing a home inspection for a buyer and ran across a situation which is frequently seen by home inspectors. We commonly come across corrosion on water valves. Water shut-off valves that exhibit valve body corrosion are considered a defect. Sometimes a slow leak results in whitish or greenish corrosion; however, in this case it typically is whit spotting which will grow over time, creating encrustations. These defective valves are typically found in …

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