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What to Expect From Your Home Inspector: An Interview with David Pace of Pace Inspection Services What to Expect From Your Home Inspector: An Interview with David Pace of Pace Inspection Services

By David Pace

David Pace tells us about what homeowners should expect from a home inspection.

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Top 10 Most Common Home Inspection Concerns: An Interview with Patrick Handy of Sentinel Inspection Services Top 10 Most Common Home Inspection Concerns: An Interview with Patrick Handy of Sentinel Inspection Services

By Patrick Handy

We interviewed Patrick Handy of Sentinel Inspection Services to learn more about home inspection concerns.

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The Home Lead Inspection Process: An Interview with Don Stader of Bay Area Lead Detectors The Home Lead Inspection Process: An Interview with Don Stader of Bay Area Lead Detectors

By Don Stader

We interviewed Don Stader of Bay Area Lead Detectors to learn more about the inspection and detection process of lead within homes.

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Interview with James Chisholm from Sacramento Home Inspections, Inc. Interview with James Chisholm from Sacramento Home Inspections, Inc.

By James Chisholm

An interview with Jame Chisholm talking about common issues for home inspectors

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Water Heater Basics Water Heater Basics

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Next to heating or cooling, water heaters are the largest energy users in the home. Learn which of the two main types of water heaters -- storage and tankless -- are best for your home.

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History of the Home Inspection Industry History of the Home Inspection Industry

By Rick Daniel

The early 70′s saw the creation of a new industry within the real estate field as home buyers began hiring general building contractors to perform pre-purchase inspections on intended home purchases. As this burgeoning home inspection industry grew, it soon became apparent that the depth of knowledge necessary to adequately evaluate a home's systems and components was beyond the capacity of most general contractors.

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Putting Out Grease Fires Putting Out Grease Fires

By Ben Levy

Grease fires can be extremely dangerous. They can get hot very quickly and grow out of control. When you are cooking with grease you always need to be prepared for a grease fire in the oven or on the stove.

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Home Inspection How-To's: Inspecting Stairs, Steps, Walks, and Decks Home Inspection How-To's: Inspecting Stairs, Steps, Walks, and Decks

By Rick Daniel

We will continue our inspection with the stairs, steps, walks and decks. Here are some notes, tips, and solutions regarding stairs and walkways in your home:

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Home Inspection How-To's: Inspecting the Roof Home Inspection How-To's: Inspecting the Roof

By Rick Daniel

When you inspect the ceilings and walls at the interior of your home, you may notice water stains. The stains could be due to a leaking roof. The roof is the first line of defense from inclement weather. If your roof leaks, the building below is in jeopardy.

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Home Inspection How-To's: Remedies for Interior Walls Home Inspection How-To's: Remedies for Interior Walls

By Rick Daniel

Walls always have a story to tell. They may seem to be just flat surfaces, but they can be the first indicators of larger structural problems. The interior walls may be made of: drywall (sheetrock); lath and plaster; wood paneling or planks; exterior siding materials; logs and masonry products including brick, concrete, concrete blocks or adobe.

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