What To Learn About Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: March 16, 2011 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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……Everybody knows who Mike Holmes is, right? He is probably one of the most famous contractors on TV today. I think he is more popular than Bob Vila! I started watching Mike when he was starring in a show called Holmes on Homes, in which he followed behind contractors that did poor quality work and repaired the mess they left behind. Mike now stars in a show called Holmes Inspection. In this show he follows up with home owners after they had a “bad” Home Inspection. I watch as many Continue Reading ...

Home Inspectors Huntley IL Storm Preparation

Posted on: February 2, 2011 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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Wow! What a snow storm! This is the biggest snowfall Northern Illinois has seen in a long time. Most of us don’t even remember the last big one…….. Now that the majority of the nasty stuff is over, there are a few areas of concern in and around your home. Some of it may seem like common sense, but sometimes we overlook the obvious. For those of us with first floor or basement laundry areas, check to be sure the vent outside your home is not blocked with snow. This can not only be Continue Reading ...

Happy Thanksgiving From Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: November 24, 2010 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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It seems to me that Thanksgiving has changed in the past few years. There are now three NFL Football games on starting at 11:30am and going into the late evening. Christmas decorations have been up for weeks, and some radio stations are already playing Christmas music. There is so much energy put into Black Friday that sometimes it seems that is a bigger day than the holiday. But does any of that really matter? Mmmmm.......Thanksgiving Dinner! Thanksgiving for me is still all about Continue Reading ...

Storm of the Century According To Home Inspector Huntley IL

Posted on: October 27, 2010 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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These past couple days here in the Midwest have been pretty interesting weather wise. The storm that came through yesterday was pretty powerful. It has been called by some ‘The Storm of the Century’ and by others the ‘Chi-Clone’. Maybe it hasn’t packed as big of a punch as many thought it would, but it still was forceful enough to cause some major damage. Meteorologists were intrigued by this storm because of its size and the barometric pressure it brought with it. It was thought to be Continue Reading ...

Learn From Home Inspector Huntley IL About GFCI’s

Posted on: September 22, 2010 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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In February 2010, Home Inspector Huntley IL discussed the difference between circuit breakers and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s) in an entry titled “Do circuit breakers and GFCI’s do the same thing?” Now that we all understand what a GFCI does, we need to know where they need to be installed to offer the required protection.  There are specific guidelines to follow for the proper placement of GFCI’s.  These can be found in the most current edition of the National Continue Reading ...

Free’ Energy Saving Ideas From Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: June 16, 2010 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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If saving some money doesn’t interest you, this post may be a waste of your time. But, if you’re like me, any bit of cash I can spend on me instead of sending to Com-Ed or Nicor is definitely a bonus! Since there is a fair amount of interest in saving not only cash, but energy, I have put together this list of ideas to help get you started. The best thing about this list is it will cost you ZERO dollars. You can save energy and money just by changing your habits! Check it out! Here is my Continue Reading ...

Home Inspector Huntley IL Verses Home Appraiser

Posted on: June 9, 2010 by in Blog
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Many people tend to confuse home inspectors with home appraisers. Although it sometimes seems they are doing the same thing, the report they provide serves different purposes. A home inspection is performed to determine the condition of a structure, while an appraisal is used to determine the value of a property. During the home buying process you will want to hire an experienced home inspector to point out any potential problems that could become costly nightmares in the future. An Continue Reading ...

Is Your A/C Working Right, Ask Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: June 2, 2010 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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Many home owners believe if their A/C unit turns on and blows cool air through the vents, life is good. Well, maybe it is, but wouldn’t you like to be sure? A central air conditioning system is like any other mechanical unit in that it needs regular servicing and maintenance. It doesn’t matter if your unit is one year old or twenty, yearly maintenance can increase the efficiency and life expectancy. Did you know that an air conditioner that is only one pound low on Freon can actually cost Continue Reading ...

Easy Landscaping Tips From Home Inspector Huntley IL

Posted on: May 19, 2010 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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One of the most noticeable aspects of a home’s exterior is probably its landscaping. Whether it is planted and cared for by the homeowner or a landscape professional, it can be the difference in the first impression of a house. There is however, more to landscaping than just pleasing the eye. Choosing plants that perform well in your climate is an important part of the plan. Get started by making a detailed layout of the area. When you make your plan, take into account the size of the plant Continue Reading ...

Home Inspector Huntley IL Finds Solution For Mold Problem

Posted on: May 12, 2010 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Mold is a part of the natural environment. Outdoors, mold plays an important part in nature by aiding in the breakdown of dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Mold reproduces by means of tiny spores; the spores are not visible to the naked eye and float in the air both outdoors and indoors. Mold growth begins indoors when mold spores land on wet surfaces. There are many types of mold, and none of them can grow without water or Continue Reading ...