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Home Generators

Home Generators

A fuel-powered device that can supply electricity to your house during power outages is referred to as a home generator. There are two main types of generators: permanently installed or standby generators, and gasoline-powered or portable generators. When it comes to...

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Different Types Of Light Bulbs

Different Types Of Light Bulbs

Energy conservation is becoming more and more of a concern to the average person. Whether it be for environmental or economic reasons, every day more people are concerning themselves with the ins and outs of their energy usage. Some choose to update their properties...

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Roof To Wall Attachments

Roof To Wall Attachments

Item 4 on the Wind Mitigation Inspection Report asks for the weakest form of attachment of the trusses or rafters to the exterior walls or interior bearing walls. Toe nails are the weakest form of attachment, double wraps are the strongest. The following illustrations...

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Types of Roofing Materials

Types of Roofing Materials

3-Tab Shingle 3-tab shingles have only one single tab size and shape. Cost efficiency (in terms of both material and installation) is one of the many benefits of having a 3-tab shingle roof. These roofs have a life expectancy of 15 - 18 years. Dimensional Shingles...

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Your Heating System

Your Heating System

We are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather now and tend to forget that even though we are in Florida, cold weather will eventually come our way. Although it is only a few days, we sometimes need the heat.   Now is a good time to do a test run on your heating...

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Home Wind Mitigation Inspection

Home Wind Mitigation Inspection

Wind mitigation is the implementation of certain building techniques in order to reduce damage caused by intense wind. In Florida, the portion of a homeowner's insurance premium covering wind damage can be up to 70% of the total. Following Hurricane Andrew, Florida...

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4-Point Home Inspection

4-Point Home Inspection

Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant to issue Homeowners Insurance Policies on older homes (usually 30 years old or more). Whilst you may be able to have some luck speaking with the top Toronto insurance brokers and explaining your home condition in...

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Protect Your Property From Water Damage

Protect Your Property From Water Damage

As a destructive force, water can diminish the value of your home or building and affects the indoor air quality. This is why we recommend anyone who is dealing with any of the building-related issues we mention below contact a firm similar to Lavergne's Plumbing &...

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Electrical Panels

Electrical Panels

Note: Electrical panels are very dangerous and no one should attempt to fix or inspect them without the correct training. If your panels stop working, contact an emergency electrician Wollongong, don't try and fix them yourself. Electrical panels are boxes that house...

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Polybutylene (PB) Pipes

Polybutylene (PB) Pipes

Polybutylene (PB) is a flexible piping used from approximately 1983 to 1995. Production was ceased in 1994 after scores of allegations surfaced claiming problems with the joints failing and causing property damage. The best places to check for polybutylene are the...

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Understanding Household Electricity

Understanding Household Electricity

Every house or apartment is going to have an electrical system of one sort or another. Whether working with buyers or sellers, it pays to understand the basics of home electrical systems. To know your electrical system and how it works in your house is important, you...

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Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention

A backflow prevention device is used to protect potable water supplies from contamination or pollution due to backflow. Backflow may occur under the following two conditions: Back-pressure: whenever the amount of water being used exceeds the amount of water being...

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Septic Systems

Septic Systems

Septic systems treat and disperse wastewater from homes and commercial buildings. A typical septic tank system has four main components: a pipe from the home, a septic tank, a drain field, and the soil. Microbes in the soil digest and remove most contaminants from...

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Crawlspace Hazards

Crawlspace Hazards

An underground crawl space (as the name implies) is a type of basement in which one cannot stand up (the height may be as little as one foot), and the surface is often soil. Crawl spaces offer a convenient access to pipes, substructures and a variety of other areas...

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Dryer Vent Safety

Dryer Vent Safety

Clothes dryers evaporate the water from wet clothing with heat provided by an electric heating element or a gas burner. A heavy garment load can contain more than a gallon of water which becomes airborne water vapor and leaves the dryer and home through the dryer...

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