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Carpeted Bathrooms  Carpeted bathrooms are bathrooms that have carpeted floors instead of traditional floor surfaces, such as tile or vinyl. Despite their tendency to foster mold and bacteria, carpets are sometimes installed in residential bathrooms for aesthetic purposes. Carpets should never be...
03/27/2010
Foreclosure Inspections: Trust Your Gut  So, you want to buy a house cheap, and you look to the foreclosure market. Considering the over-abundance of these properties and just how little many of them are going for, it's tempting to jump on the bandwagon and buy up. And it may pay off as a long-te...
03/22/2010
  Sells in Seconds, "Move In Certified Homes" have been pre-Inspected by Fred Sweezer Sr. a Move In Certified  Home Inspector and the Sellers confirm that there are no major systems in need of Immediate repair or replacement and no known safety Hazards. Are you buying a home, make sure it is move...
03/18/2010
free Emergency Preparedness Seminars By FredSweezer - Posted on March 3rd, 2010 free Emergency Preparedness Seminars   The Long Beach Community Emergency Response Team (LB CERT) is offering free Emergency Preparedness Seminars presented by LB Fire Department trained CERT members. These 1 1/2 hour...
03/03/2010
Knob-and-Tube Wiring   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 undeserv...
02/25/2010
Having the buyer sign a waiver not to get a Certified Home Inspection is not a good legal position to be in even if the property is "sold as is", please follow this link. Home inspection reports are not pass or fail issues but are complying with consumer law requirements. The buyer in this case i...
02/23/2010
Safeguard Your Home from Burglars   Some interesting statistics concerning break-ins in the United States:   •Theft makes up more than three-quarters of all reported crime. •In 2005, law enforcement agencies reported more than 2 million burglary offenses. According to a survey, burglars enter hom...
02/21/2010
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Aging in Place "Aging in place" is the phenomenon describing senior citizens' ability to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. Those who age in place will not have to move from their present residence in order to secure necessary support services in response to their changing...
02/05/2010
Food security collapses in Haiti as machete-wielding gangs fight in the streets (NaturalNews) Overnight, Haiti has gone from an organized, civil nation to a scenario of total chaos with gangs running wild through the streets, ransacking shops and fighting over food with machetes.Learning this, m...
01/18/2010
  FBI Warns Of Online Haiti Earthquake Scams  Both the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are warning Internet users to be on the lookout for online scams related to Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti.  "Whenever there is a major natural disaster, be it home or abroad...
01/14/2010
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