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Asbestos in the Home

Asbestos in the Home

The Standards of Practice for RI and Massachusetts Home Inspectors both explicitly exclude the need for Inspectors to identify and report on asbestos products during an inspection but most inspectors go beyond the standard in this regard and identify products they...

5 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Home

5 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Home

Cluttered living spaces can lead to stress, anxiety, and a general feeling of disorganization. But decluttering doesn't have to feel like an overwhelming project. It can be quite simple if you break it down into smaller tasks. Here are five easy ways you can declutter...

A Quick History of Residential Wiring in the United States

A Quick History of Residential Wiring in the United States

Knob and tube, flexible armored cable and many varieties of romex are the three types of wiring found in older homes. Knowing the age of the house can help determine which type of wiring to expect. Here are the time frames for when different types of wiring was used...

Watch out for Wire Fraud

Watch out for Wire Fraud

Real Estate transactions have unfortunately become a target of opportunity for scammers. There are a variety of scams that are run that effect the real estate industry, you can get a general overview of some of those scams, but let’s focus on one of the most...

A Basic Overview of Private Drinking Water Wells

A Basic Overview of Private Drinking Water Wells

We rarely think about where the water from the faucet comes from, but city water sourced from large reservoirs has become the predominant source of drinking water for many homeowners. Not every town offers water to residents, though. Homeowners in rural areas rely on...

Staying Positive in Tough Times

Staying Positive in Tough Times

When times get tough, it is not those with the strongest bodies who survive, it is those with the strongest minds. We are not talking about ‘smarts’ we are talking about mental toughness. Great businesses and, indeed, great people are created from having the will to...

Fall Gutter Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Fall Gutter Cleaning Tips and Tricks

As the leaves change color and fall from the trees, prep your home for the winter months ahead. One of the most important—and often overlooked—tasks is cleaning your gutters. Clogged gutters can lead to many issues, including water damage, insect infestations,...

5 Reasons to Order a Post-Purchase Home Inspection

5 Reasons to Order a Post-Purchase Home Inspection

With current real estate conditions favoring sellers, many homebuyers feel they must forego a home inspection to compete with other buyers. A buyer must be decisive and act quickly when homes are in high demand. If you purchased a property without hiring an inspector,...

5 Basic Tools Every Homeowner Needs

5 Basic Tools Every Homeowner Needs

Whether you like to tackle upgrades yourself or you prefer to hire contractors for home improvement jobs, there are several must-have tools to keep in your toolbox. A few essential tools can save you money and time, even if you aren’t a fan of DIY projects. Here are...

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