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5 Home Maintenance Costs That Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

First-time homebuyers may not know to plan for home maintenance costs. When buying your first house, budget for your mortgage and the additional expenses that go along with homeownership. Here are some of the home maintenance items that often surprise first-time home...

Ways to Save Water at Home

During the summer, households tend to use more water than in cooler months. Water bills may increase from watering the lawn and plants, kids playing in the sprinkler, washing your car, or taking more frequent showers. Making efforts to save water at home helps your...

3 Reasons to Order a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Home sellers can choose to order a home inspection before placing a residential property on the market and gain some important advantages. In this article, we explore the benefits of a pre-listing home inspection. Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection The reasons...

Tips to Maintain Safe and Healthy Living Spaces

Keeping your home clean is essential for your family's wellness. Consider these easy ways to improve and maintain safe and healthy living spaces. For Safe Living Spaces Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Install smoke detectors on each level of your home and...

Improve Your Home’s Air Quality With These 6 Tips

One aspect of healthy living that people rarely think about is the quality of the air in the home. Poor air quality can harm your health. Fortunately, there are many ways to improve your home's air quality. Here are six changes you can make to get you started. Ways To...

3 Ways to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Home

While mold has its purpose in nature, it does no good growing in your home and is tough to eliminate once it spreads. Mold can grow anywhere there is moisture, even in areas where you can’t see it like behind your home’s drywall. Along with mold being an expensive...

Four Benefits of Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

If you are preparing to order a home inspection soon, look for an inspector who offers thermal imaging services. At first glance, this type of advanced technology may seem unnecessary. After all, a general property inspection will help you to identify many types of...

Certinspectors is turning everything PINK for 2019!

Certinspectors is turning everything PINK for 2019!One morning this past October, I was getting my morning cup of coffee, and I had a choice of the regular white cup or the pink cup. I chose pink. I then saw pink everywhere. October is National Breast...

5 Tips for Home Security During the Holiday Season

Are you traveling over the holidays? Have a plan in place for home security during the holiday season so that you can have peace of mind while you're away. The holidays can be stressful enough, so protect your home against a break-in while you’re gone. Best Practices...

5 Ways to Minimize the Dangers of Radon In Your Home

Radon results from the natural breakdown of radioactive elements like uranium, radium, and thorium in the soil and rocks. There are health hazards that result from exposure to radon gas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General's offices...

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