Safety

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Detectors

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by Nick Gromicko and Rob London  Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that forms from incomplete combustion of fuels, such as natural or liquefied petroleum gas, oil, wood or coal. Facts and Figures 480 U.S. residents died between 2001 and 2003 from non-fire-related carbon-monoxide poisoning. Most CO exposures occur during the winter months, especially […]

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We Did It!

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A couple of weeks ago we asked you to help us reach 1150 inspections by the end of 2016 – and you came through big! We helped 1156 of your clients reach their home ownership goal. That’s over 30% growth!   Thank you very much for your referrals to help us reach this goal and our […]

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How can you be safer this winter?

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Test your Smoke Detectors & Install a Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector in your home! This time of year we like to use our fireplaces and light candles for ambiance. Smoke and CO detectors can save lives, especially if you have gas fired appliances in your home.   Even if you don’t burn gas in your […]

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TCU American Ninja Warriors Airs Tuesday

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Tuesday at 7 pm is the first episode with TCU and 15 other colleges in the American Ninja Warrior college edition.   Click here to view the trailer – Ninja Warrior College Madness Video   My son Nolan (middle) and his two TCU teammates competed in the American Ninja Warrior college team competition this summer in […]

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It Got a Little Hot

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As you can see, the wiring in this electrical panel got so hot it actually melted.   We did a home inspection in Dallas on this property. Thankfully this house did not burn down.  But this faulty wiring could have easily resulted in a tragedy.  The owners are making critical repairs. Another day on the job at […]

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Is Your Dryer Vent Clogged?

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When we are performing a home inspection and check dryer vents, many times they are clogged with lint, and I have to wonder if the homeowner’s clothes are taking a long time to dry, if they are drying at all. This mostly clogged dryer vent was found during a home inspection in Fort Worth a few […]

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Gas Shut Off to Vacant Homes

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As we are performing home inspections, the utility we find shut off most often in vacant homes we inspect is the gas supply.  Usually home sellers remember to keep the water and electric on, but for some reason the gas is the forgotten utility.   Inspecting gas lines is a requirement for a home inspection. […]

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Do New Homes Need to be Inspected?

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The answer is Yes.   We have inspected many new construction homes.  Here are some facts about new home inspections.   Q:  WHEN should a new home be inspected?   A:  The best time is several days before the buyer’s final walk-through, but when the builder is mostly done with the home. That allows the […]

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Water heater maintenance

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Maintenance to your hot water heater this September weekend will have you enjoying hot showers all winter long.  The buildup in your water heater can cause your water heater to operate inefficiently and shorten the life span of the water heater. To keep it working properly you should drain two gallons of water from the […]