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TREES AND ENERGY SAVINGS

TREES AND ENERGY SAVINGS

  TREES AND ENERGY SAVINGS Planting the right trees in the right place can affect the temperature inside your home. They help keep your home cool in the hot months by both providing shade and by cooling the air around them. Your priority on where to plant shade...

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FOR THE LOVE OF PETS

FOR THE LOVE OF PETS

A pet should be treated as part of the family, not something you have (for no apparent reason) who no one pays attention to. Our pets rely on us, and the love they give is completely unconditional and irreplaceable. It would be nice if everyone were more responsible,...

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Electrical Maintenance

Electrical Maintenance

Here are 5 helpful electrical preventative maintenance tips Identify the electrical equipment that is most critical to you. For example, your A/C or well pump system for your water, etc. Put these on a professional preventative maintenance plan Be aware. If things...

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HOW TO PLANT A BUTTERFLY GARDEN

HOW TO PLANT A BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Florida is home to more than 180 species of butterflies, which is the highest of any state east of the Mississippi River, and 40 of these species are unique to FloridaButterflies are important to the environment for many reasons. They are pollinators, food for other...

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Multi-Family Homes Roof Replacement

Multi-Family Homes Roof Replacement

Installing roofs for multi-family units is a large project. Material and labor planning must be done in order for the roofing to be completed as per timelines. Since the roof is shared among several units, the installation must be performed keeping future repairs or...

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Pre Sale Inspection

Pre Sale Inspection

Every home buyer knows hiring a home inspector to check out a property before closing is a good idea. In fact, a home inspection is often a requirement for a mortgage. The trickier question is this: Should home sellers also hire a home inspector to conduct a...

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10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home   Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished...

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15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.    1.  Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient...

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How Homeowners Can Prevent Duct Contamination

How Homeowners Can Prevent Duct Contamination

Whether or not a homeowner decides to have the air ducts in their home professionally cleaned, committing to a good preventative maintenance program is essential to minimizing duct contamination. To prevent dirt and debris from entering the system, the homeowner...

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Inspecting Aluminum Wiring

Inspecting Aluminum Wiring

Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand (solid) aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a decade of use by homeowners and electricians,...

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