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While performing home inspections in New Jersey I come upon sewage ejector pumps often. A sewage ejector or grinder pump is designed to pump out household sewage to an area that is elevated above the pump. This elevated area can be a the city sewer system or a septic tank that is installed in a p...
05/18/2011
One of the perplexing aspects of a kitchen renovation is figuring out where to begin the installation of ceramic kitchen tiles. The cabinets and countertop are typically the chief focal points in a remodeled kitchen. However I feel the kitchen floor is very next on the list of focal points for th...
05/18/2011
John Martino is a home inspector in NJ who provides home inspections as well as buyer education to his NJ home inspection clients. The wonderful spring weather is now here and homeowners are looking forward to working on their grounds and taking care of spring maintenance tasks. . A number of the...
05/02/2011
There are several electrical safety devices that are built into homes that we fail to appreciate until the devices are needed. The Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) and the (GFCI) Ground Fault Interrupter GFCI are just a couple of the revolutionary smart electric technologies which help to kee...
04/27/2011
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Carpenter bee holes are encountered often during home inspections in New Jersey. It is spring and the bees will be emerging soon. Carpenter bees are a wood destroying insect and should be included on the New Jersey Home Inspection report. Carpenter bees are often mistaken for the bumble bee. The ...
04/26/2011
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Homes being built today are much more energy-efficient than homes built even just a few years ago. This change in efficiency is primarily due to major improvements in construction products and building techniques coupled with the development of high efficiency heating and cooling systems. One ar...
04/21/2011
During your New Jersey home inspection there are a many areas inside and outside the home which needs to be inspected and reported on and each time a home inspector in NJ does a home inspection; the kitchen is always an important room that needs to be properly inspected. Here are some of the area...
04/18/2011
Making sense of the world of paints finishes While performing home inspections in Warren County New Jersey and all areas of NJ, I often get questions about how to paint, what to use and how to prepare wall and ceilings for painting. Painting the interior of your home is often the most cost effect...
04/15/2011
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Carpenter ants and termites are wood destroying insects. The main difference in how these insects damage wood is that the carpenter ant nests in wood and the termite actually eats wood. The carpenter ant creates galleries in the wood and while doing the carpenter ant ejects remnants called frass....
04/13/2011
Most everyone knows the importance of saving electric power and its positive effect on one's wallet. However most individuals don't know how much water we use each day. There is a significant cost to using water that people don't realize, especially hot water. Most of our lifestyles account for a...
04/07/2011
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