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Asbestos cement siding is a material that I see often while performing home inspections in New Jersey and realtors come into contact with often. This hard siding is composed of a mixture of Portland cement and asbestos fibers. The siding was banned in the country in the mid 1970's. Asbestos sidin...
02/26/2011
Tempering valves and mixing valves, combine cold water with hot water so that the hot water that flows from a fixture is not hot enough to cause burns. Over two thousand children in this country are severely burned by water that is too hot flowing from fixtures. Water temperatures that are 160 de...
02/24/2011
One of the many important issues that I look for while performing home inspections in NJ is to inspect for condensation build up. Condensation or water droplets forms on construction materials when the temperature dips below the dew point. The dew point is the temperature that water droplets come...
02/21/2011
A home inspection is a crucial component of any potential real estate transaction. In most cases the home or building inspector is hired by the purchaser in the transaction to provide a detailed inspection and report of the issues and defects that are found in the. The home inspector NJ is a prof...
02/18/2011
Make sure your New Jersey home inspector tests all GFCI's because they are a very important safety device in the home. There are roughly 300 deaths caused by electrocution every year in the United States, so the use of GFCI receptacles has been adopted in new buildings, and recommended as a safet...
01/31/2011
Performing a walk through or pre-settlement inspection can save you much aggravation down the road. The final walk-through is one of the last parts of the real estate transaction process. The walk through is performed shortly before the two parties complete the transaction. It could be several da...
01/27/2011
Condensation occurs when high moisture air comes in contact with a surface that is at a lower temperature. Air naturally holds some degree of moisture. The ability of air to hold moisture is a function of its temperature. Warm air will hold a greater volume of moisture then cooler air. When air c...
01/18/2011
Window bars are usually metal bars installed over windows in order to help keep buglers out. The potential issue is that window bars can also prevent escape from the home in the event of a fire or other emergency. There are roughly twenty five people a year that are injured or killed by the inabi...
03/02/2010
You have accepted the buyers offer and now you are trying to get your home ready for the home inspection. But how? Follow these simple steps to help take the stress out of having your home inspected. The home inspection is an important component of the real estate transaction process. Here in New...
02/25/2010
One of the most cost efficient means to conserve energy and decrease utility bills is to install an insulation blanket over your gas fired water heater. Even high efficiency water heaters may have less then one inch of insulation on the inside of the unit. An insulation blanket can be purchased a...
02/18/2010
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