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By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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Getting ready for winter often means changing to warmer clothes and taking stock of mittens and hats. But it's also a good idea to prepare your home's heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for winter, too - especially if you want to keep energy bills down. Heating can account fo...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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At Progressive Home Services we are always looking for ways to improve our service and deliver the best possible inspection experience to each and every client. In order to do that it takes continuous education, improvement and keeping up with industry cutting edge technologies. This month we hav...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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From our family at Progressive Home Services to yours, have a safe and Happy Halloween! Why don't skeletons ever go out on the town? Because they don't have any body to go out with! Why did the vampire go to the orthodontist? To improve his bite!   

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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A leaky, un-insulated garage door may not be an obvious culprit in rising monthly utility bills, but it's worth a second look if you have an attached garage. Replacing an older garage door with a new, energy-efficient model can reduce energy loss through the garage door by up to 71 percent, accor...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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Most people don't know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and at Progressive Home Services we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves. Why make...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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With the busy season in full swing, my phone has been off the hook and my email box flooded...but for good reason! No matter how flooded my email inbox is I always take the time to read past client feedback because I feel it is extremely important to see how previous clients felt about the inspec...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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How does radon enter your home? Radon, because it is a gas, is able to move though spaces in the soil or fill material around a home's foundation. Minnesota homes tend to operate under a negative pressure - this is especially true in the lowest portions of the home and during the heating season. ...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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What is radon gas? Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, naturally occuring radioactive gas, that is formed from the breakdown of the minerals uranium and radium.  Why is it Important? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that each year 21,000 people die of lung cancer as a res...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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While it is common during a home inspection to encounter many different things from structural issues, roof leaks, and improper wiring just to name a few it is not nearly as common to come across pests and insects, especially large ones. While I don't mind crawling through attics and crawlspaces ...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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With hot weather soon on its way in Minnesota, many homeowners will be using their air-conditioner. Furthermore, if you are like myself and have allergies you may already be using your air-conditioning system. Now, is the time to get that air-conditioning system prepared for battle during the sum...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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Beggining June 1st 2009, all new houses built in the state of Minnesota will be required to include features designed to resist or reduce the infiltration of radon gas. State health officials say the change is an important step toward reducing Minnesotans' potential exposure to a cancer-causing g...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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As you can see in the picture above this vent was located in the attic space of a home inspected with a recently remodeled bathroom. As beautiful as the bathroom renovation was this bathroom contained a large problem with the bathroom vent. The white pipe as shown above is connected to the bathr...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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As the busy time of the year for Progressive Home Services has arrived we have continued to deliver great service and receive nice compliments from many of our clients. Below is just a few of the recent testimonials received over the course of the past week.   We are very pleased with everything ...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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Composite decking recalled by Louisiana Pacific; decks can detoriate and break, posing fall hazard a potential safety concern. Washington D.C. - The US Consumer and Product Safety Commission , in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a volunatry recall of the following consumer p...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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The month of May is deck safety month, and in effort to help create awareness I have provided a great article below created by the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) www.nadra.org Is Your Deck Safe? May is Deck Safety Month May 2009 (ARA) - Your deck is the perfect place to enjoy...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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One would be suprised how frequently I come across a broken or cracked window or window pane during a home inspection. As a home inspector you have the chance to see many things wrong with a home, and cracked windows are just one item on a list of many that home inspectors keep their eyes out for...

By Jim Scheller, ABR, SRS, e-Pro, GRI
(Bridge Realty - Mankato)
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The last I heard, the official percentage of buyers looking online for homes was 84%.  That's a lot of internet seekers!  It's also why I focus so much of my efforts on attracting those buyers to my site, and why I've worked so hard to get www.MankatoHomesOnline.com onto the first page of Google ...

By Jim Scheller, ABR, SRS, e-Pro, GRI
(Bridge Realty - Mankato)
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Spring is of course the time when more people begin looking for homes than any other, at least in Minnesota.  Especially if you're a young man thinking of low interest rates, many affordable homes available, and $8,000 in pocket money when tax time comes next year!  Oh, to be young again, and fre...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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As I was recently inspecting a foreclosed home in the area that contained a number of repairs I was thinking to myself that more home buyers, flippers and investors should understand some of valuable pointers about purchasing foreclosed homes, when later that week I came across a great article ex...

By Randy King
(Prokore Inspections)
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To complete my last entry for decks, I thought it would be important to point out that before starting any excavation job it is extremely important to have the utilities in your property located. Whether you think you may live near a gas line, electrical line, etc. it is important to make sure th...

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