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Some Squeaking Floors Start in the Attic

From our Facebook Group: My last inspection was a 2003 build. Both floors of bedrooms adjacent to each other—opposite sides of the house—had floors that…

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What Is This Product?

WHAT IS THE MYSTERY PRODUCT: Has a manufacturer’s association. Has 1 % failure rate after 10 years and a 3 % rate after 15 years….

TIP: Brass Gas Connector

Just a tip for anyone that does not know.If you ever see this type of Brass flex hose being used it is dangerous and could…



They’re coming! The holiday season launches into high gear next week. A time that often produces equal parts joy and stress. Whether you’re preparing for…

Garage Doors

Garage Doors

The following is a series of informative videos and information provided by door manufacturers and others. Thank you for your submissions. Understanding Garage Door Counterbalance…

You're in good hands, I think! - Man holding house. Gary Smith - FHA Inspector

Should a New Home Be Inspected?

It’s NEW! We’ll simply waste our money hiring a home inspector on new property. Right? Think again! Michael Koester of Direct Home Inspections started a nice…

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TIP: Garage Door Balance Springs

Tip of the day. The garage door balance springs are under extreme tension. The metal spring will eventually fail when under tension. There should be…