In this episode, Edwin and Tim discuss how to make sure when you are hiring a contractor that they have the proper insurance coverage. Topics include the difference between General and Professional Liability policies and what bonding really is and when it could be needed.
Anthony Giangrossi, President and Owner of Dynamic Colors, Inc, stopped by the podcast to talk to Tim about exterior coatings. Topics discussed included: What are the ideal conditions for applying exterior coatings to different surfaces? Why preparation is key to ensure coatings last longer? And other painting questions.
Lead can have serious effects on our bodies. We can absorb lead through food, air, and water we drink. Lead poisoning can cause kidney damage and also reproductive problems, which can lead to infertility. It can affect the nervous system and the ability to learn in children. So the main issue with using lead pipes in homes was that it made your drinking water exposed to lead, which eventually caused different health problems.
One of the more misunderstood items that often gets flagged during a home inspection is old galvanized piping. A lot of times, when I am inspecting a house with galvanized piping, there are no symptoms of low water pressure or rusty water, but it is still reported because there is some likelihood these issues will occur in the future.
In our very first blog article, we wrote about GFCI outlets and breakers. The lesser known and more controversial sibling to a GFCI device is an Arc Fault Circuit Interupter (AFCI). We discuss these newer electrical safety devices in this week’s blog post.
Why should you be concerned with the level of humidity in your attic? If an attic is poorly ventilated, the temperature of that attic space can reach up to 150° Fahrenheit during a hot summer day. The warmer air gets the more capacity it has to carry and also absorb water droplets.
Dylan McIntosh from Indoor Sciences stopped by the podcast to talk about Mold in homes with Tim.
Before I get started, I must confess, I am biased. As an inspector, why would I not want people to have more inspections done? But even with that in mind, I felt compelled to write this post because inspectors can help sellers as much as buyers when it comes to real estate transactions.
Back pain affects about 80% of people in their lives, and the unlucky 8% will live with chronic back pain. This doesn’t have to be your fate. There are a few steps you can take to reduce your chances of back pain and improve your quality of life.
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