For Your Protection Get A Home Inspection

Posted on: February 22, 2016 by in Blog
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A good home inspection process is something that most people don't know about but should. Truth be told, it can protect one of the biggest investments of your life. Some people consider home inspectors as doomsayers but realistically, they are actually your best friends in ensuring that you get the most value for your money when investing in a home. A home inspection is a visual examination of a house's physical structure and utility systems, from the roof to the foundation and structural Continue Reading ...

What Is Included In A Home Inspection?

Posted on: February 20, 2016 by in Blog
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When a home is sold, it has a significant impact on both parties, so it is important that the process go as smoothly as possible. One aspect of that is having a home inspection done. The results of the inspection can have a significant impact on the finalization of the transaction. Buyers generally pay for the home inspection though they may successfully negotiate this point with the seller on this point. In some cases, the seller may have taken the initiative and had one done. There are Continue Reading ...

Listen to Us on the Radio

Posted on: February 20, 2016 by in Blog
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Radio Microphone We’re on the radio with the Moto Real Estate Team. Learn all about the Real Estate market, it’s HOT HOT HOT early on this Spring! Thinking of buying or selling a home? The Moto Team and Right Home Inspections team up to make your dream a reality. With expert customer service, professionalism and years of experience, you’ll be pleased with the results! Everyone loves moving day. CLICK TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST OF THE Continue Reading ...

House Defects

Posted on: February 8, 2016 by in Blog
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One of the many things that makes the lives of home inspectors difficult, is house defects that have somehow stood the test of time.” Every inspector has heard from sellers and agents on both sides of the deal say, “But it has been that way for………” The only thing I can equate this to is the recent collapse of one of the great arches in Arches National Monument Wall Arch—-which had stood there perfectly content for more than 10 thousand years.  One night, when no one was Continue Reading ...

Outside Faucet

Posted on: February 1, 2016 by in Blog
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How To Prevent An Outside Faucet From Freezing Preventing Burst Pipes Winter weather can be very tough on your home and one potential by-product of cold weather is the frozen water pipe. As water freezes, it expands and as it expands it can produce thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch. This pressure is what causes a water pipe to rupture. In the tutorial Preventing and Thawing a Frozen Water Pipe I describe steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes in your home. However, I Continue Reading ...

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Posted on: January 26, 2016 by in Blog
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Many homeowners may not be familiar with the term Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), but it’s likely that you use one every day. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters are the outlets with the coloured “Test” and “Reset” buttons. Click here to see our detailed picture of a GFCI. They are specifically designed to better protect people than ordinary outlets and have been used in houses since the 1970's. Homeowner Tips  Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters Why Are They Used? GFCI’s are Continue Reading ...

Grounded And Not-Grounded

Posted on: January 26, 2016 by in Blog
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A common way that defects happen in homes is they simply get done wrong from the get-go.  Improper installations that involve, inadequate earth-to-structure clearances, types of materials, missing flashings and code violations are all common. Another way that defects happen is when repairs to existing, properly installed, components get done wrong during the repairs.  This is often the case in areas that involve multiple trades.  For example Uncle Harry knows how to do plumbing or at Continue Reading ...

Furnace Efficiency For Homeowners: Think Like Home Inspectors

Posted on: January 26, 2016 by in Blog
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In recent years there has been quite an emphasis on the benefits “going green” and being energy efficient. As a professional Home Inspection company, we often get questions on furnace efficiency, what it means, and how having an energy efficient furnace can impact one’s home. During a Home Inspection our Home Inspectors will be able to tell you the age and capacity of the furnace, but if you want to be familiar with all the “efficiency” terminology, check out the information Continue Reading ...

Fireplaces

Posted on: January 26, 2016 by in Blog
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While fireplaces are no longer used as the primary source for heating homes, there are few things nicer than a cheery fire – especially on a cold winter night. By the same token, there are few things more distressing than a fireplace which doesn’t draw smoky air up into the chimney:  belching smoke into the home, chasing people out, setting off smoke detectors, and covering your house in dirt. So why do some fireplaces draw perfectly, and others so poorly? Usually it comes down to the Continue Reading ...

Basement Renovation

Posted on: January 26, 2016 by in Blog
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As with any project, you won’t get all of your basement remodeling money back if you sell your home; think a 70 percent return. But there are many more reasons for finishing a basement than the money invol Before you flinch at the cost of a big remodeling job, think about a two-step process. If your children are at home, you may want more space for living. The first step can be creating a couple of bedrooms downstairs, or just building a great get-away for watching television and having Continue Reading ...

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