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The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or GFCI

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or GFCI A ground fault circuit interrupter, called a GFCI or GFI, is an inexpensive electrical device that can either be installed in your electrical system or built into a power cord to protect you from severe…

Tips to Sell Your Home at the End of Peak Selling Season

While spring is the busiest time of the year to sell a home, people buy homes 365 days of the year. As a seller, you’re not limited to one season. If you are selling in fall or winter, make sure to use the seasons to your advantage. Consider…

Millions of Crystal Balls Recalled

Home Inspector Crystal Balls Recalled Recalls are a big deal right now, and it seems no industry is safe from defective products. Hundreds of products are recalled every year in every category from food, kitchen appliances, cars, Christmas…

Selling Your House? Read This First!

The Traditional Way of Home Sales is Crazy! If you are selling a house, then let me tell you how backward and crazy it is to do it the traditional way. If you are selling a house or are considering selling a house, then this message is for…

It’s Been Like That For Years

It’s Been Like That for Years One response we hear a lot to observations in our report is, ” Mr. Inspector, you don’t know what you are talking about, it has been like that for years.” One time we had an agent go as far as to tell us…

Radon Test Fraud In Real Estate

Imagine this: A young couple makes an offer on a house, with a radon test as a contingency. They choose a home inspector who offers radon testing using charcoal canisters. These are known as passive devices because they work by simply absorbing…

Differences Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal

Differences Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal In the real estate world, inspection and appraisal are two significant terms. Both are important steps in the home buying process. Essentially, a home inspection helps to protect the…

Ungrounded Receptacles

Ungrounded Receptacles On homes constructed prior to 1962 or so the electrical systems primarily consisted of two-wire branch feeders, containing a hot (ungrounded) conductor and a neutral (grounded) conductor. The receptacles in the home…