Is Your Composite Decking Safe?

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What Is Composite Decking? Composite decking is an outdoor decking made from wood fibers and recycled plastic materials, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, or PVC. This mixture is then formed into boards that mimic the appearance of traditional wood decking. While composite decking offers the promise of more outstanding durability and less maintenance, composite decking does […]

A Structurally Sound Deck Keeps Your Family Safe

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Many decks are built by homeowners or handypersons without permits, leading to unsafe decks. In fact, there are thousands of injuries per year due to deck structural failures or collapses, as stated by The Consumer Product Safety Commission. However, a trained eye can tell if your deck is safe.¬† A Structurally Sound Deck Prevents¬†Collapse A […]

A Leaky Dry Vent Waste Pipe Is Detrimental

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A dry vent waste pipe, often called a vent pipe or plumbing vent, is a crucial component of a building’s plumbing system. Its primary purpose is to provide a pathway for air to enter the plumbing system, allowing it to function correctly and efficiently. Functions of a Dry Vent Waste Pipe Vent pipes are connected […]

Do You Know Where Your Water Shut-off Is?

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Do you know where your water shut-off is? Knowing where to shut the water off in an emergency can save you grief and money when things go wrong. Why Being Able to Shut off the Water Is Important In case of a water leak or plumbing emergency, quickly shutting off the water supply can prevent […]

4 Reasons Inspecting the Roof Is a Critical Component of a Thorough Inspection

Inspecting the Roof

Inspecting the roof of a building is important since the roof plays a vital role in protecting the entire structure. A functioning roof provides weather protection, insulation, moisture control, and pest prevention. Since the roof plays an essential role in safeguarding a house and those in it, we pay close attention to the roofs of […]

Four Causes of Mold in Homes

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Mold in homes is hugely detrimental to houses and the people living in them. Mold is a fungus that grows in damp, humid environments. It can grow on walls, furniture, and ceilings. Additionally, it thrives in basements, bathrooms, and kitchens because of the high moisture levels in these spaces. Unfortunately, mold can cause health issues […]

Three Benefits of Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

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The benefits of thermal imaging are numerous. Infrared thermography, or thermal imaging, uses a special camera that detects infrared radiation. It measures this infrared radiation emitted by an object or environment and then converts it into a visual image. These special cameras find warm and cold temperature patterns. Warm areas will appear in the photo […]