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A home inspection is a crucial component of any potential real estate transaction. In most cases the home or building inspector is hired by the purchaser in the transaction to provide a detailed inspection and report of the issues and defects that are found in the. The home inspector NJ is a prof...
02/18/2011
Make sure your New Jersey home inspector tests all GFCI's because they are a very important safety device in the home. There are roughly 300 deaths caused by electrocution every year in the United States, so the use of GFCI receptacles has been adopted in new buildings, and recommended as a safet...
01/31/2011
Performing a walk through or pre-settlement inspection can save you much aggravation down the road. The final walk-through is one of the last parts of the real estate transaction process. The walk through is performed shortly before the two parties complete the transaction. It could be several da...
01/27/2011
Condensation occurs when high moisture air comes in contact with a surface that is at a lower temperature. Air naturally holds some degree of moisture. The ability of air to hold moisture is a function of its temperature. Warm air will hold a greater volume of moisture then cooler air. When air c...
01/18/2011
Window bars are usually metal bars installed over windows in order to help keep buglers out. The potential issue is that window bars can also prevent escape from the home in the event of a fire or other emergency. There are roughly twenty five people a year that are injured or killed by the inabi...
03/02/2010
You have accepted the buyers offer and now you are trying to get your home ready for the home inspection. But how? Follow these simple steps to help take the stress out of having your home inspected. The home inspection is an important component of the real estate transaction process. Here in New...
02/25/2010
One of the most cost efficient means to conserve energy and decrease utility bills is to install an insulation blanket over your gas fired water heater. Even high efficiency water heaters may have less then one inch of insulation on the inside of the unit. An insulation blanket can be purchased a...
02/18/2010
What a home inspection will and wont do. A home inspection will provide information about the readily accessible components and systems in the home that you are thinking about purchasing. It will not tell you about hidden components or systems.A home inspection may give you peace of mind about th...
11/23/2009
Having a properly performed and thorough home inspection of the property that you are considering purchasing is vital. Buying the home is probably the largest financial investment that you will make in your lifetime. A qualified home inspector will look at all areas of the home during the inspect...
09/08/2009
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Grey water is water from dishwashing, washing machine discharge, waste water from sinks and tubs. The laundry discharge into a septic system can be a problem because of the lint that enters into the septic system when the washing machine discharges. The lint is so light that is will not sink to t...
09/05/2009
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