Pros & Cons of Buying a Duplex to Live in & Rent After a Multiplex Home Inspection in Calhoun, GA

Posted on: January 22, 2018 by in Blog
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For those who are looking for a single family home and want more space but can’t quite afford the mortgage rates of a house, a duplex might be what you’re looking for. Duplexes have their advantages as well as disadvantages. PRECISE Home Inspections will lay out the detail of the duplex house life and see if it’s a fit for you and your family’s lifestyle. Renting A Duplex Pros & Cons When renting a duplex you will find it cheaper than renting a house, but you will get the same Continue Reading ...

Has a Home Inspector Detected Vertical & Horizontal Foundation Wall, Slab & Floor Cracks in Your Chattanooga, TN Home & Property?

Posted on: January 22, 2018 by in Blog
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Any time you see a crack in the foundation of your house, it doesn’t sit well. You never want to think that your home could be compromised because of a crack. It doesn’t matter how big or small the crack may be; you will be able to sleep better knowing if you are in danger or not. If you find you have a crack in the foundation of your home, you may not need to panic. Different cracks mean different things. PRECISE Home Inspections would like to talk about foundation cracks and what they all Continue Reading ...

Buying or Selling a Home Without Construction Building Permits for Bathroom Remodels, Room Additions & Other Renovations in Dalton, GA?

Posted on: January 22, 2018 by in Blog
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When you own a home and you want to make any changes like update the bathroom, remodel the kitchen, or add a deck or pool, you need to pull a permit from the City or County in your area. The permit is a way to not only protect you as a homeowner but also if you were to sell your home. As the homeowner you should want to have the repairs done correctly to ensure they are safe and will last. When you go to buy a home and find out that some remodeling and repairs were done without a permit, it can Continue Reading ...

Chimney Inspections in Chattanooga, TN to Detect Soot & Creosote Buildup, Damage & Obstructions in Chimneys, Fireplaces & Flues

Posted on: January 22, 2018 by in Blog
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When you are enjoying a nice crackling fire you should know there is a byproduct. It’s creosote buildup which is the major cause of chimney fires. Soot also builds up which can restrict air flow and damage the fireplace chimney. Gas fireplaces can become blocked by a bird’s nest or other debris. Fortunately, these problems can be avoided with an annual chimney inspection! The inspection looks for buildup and blockages. Types & Materials of Chimneys, Fireplaces & Flues Until recently, Continue Reading ...

Should I carpet my bathroom?

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by in Blog
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Carpet in a home can feel comfortable and cozy, and can look very appealing, but is it a good idea to have it everywhere? What about the bathroom for example? A carpeted bathroom can seem appealing as it is a lot warmer under foot, especially when it gets very cold here in New York State. It is also a lot more slip resistant than a tiled floor, and it can look very nice. Here are also a few things to keep in mind when deciding if it is right for your bathroom. Moisture! Moisture! Continue Reading ...

Could there be mold in my carpet?

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by in Blog
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Mold is a most undesirable thing to deal with in a home. It can cause upper respiratory problems, as well as other health conditions such as skin problems, so naturally, we want to do our best to prevent its growth. One area where mold can grow is in the carpet. Here are some things to think about: If mold is not visible on my carpet, could it still have it? Yes, in fact, mold only appears on the surface of the carpet in more extreme cases Where should I check for mold? Check the Continue Reading ...

Carpenter ants or termites?

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by in Blog
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We are continuing the pest theme this month, and while not very pleasant to think about, one of the most damaging threats that could exist for your home, especially structurally, are pests and insects. Some insects work silently however, and escape your notice until they’ve already caused a lot of damage to the structure of your home. The most common perpetrators to damaging a wooden structure could be termites, or carpenter ants. If you have found evidence that either of these insects Continue Reading ...

Bed Bugs….An unhappy reality

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by in Blog
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In recent years Bed Bugs, have become an epidemic, and our area is no exception. Their hard to see, love to travel and not so easy to eliminate, so what do we know about these pesky invaders, and what can we do about them? Although bed bugs are found in mattresses, they are by no means limited to beds, in fact they can hide in an alarming number of places. Anywhere from furniture, curtains and clothing to picture frames and books What do they look like? Bed bugs are rather small, Continue Reading ...

Should I install Anti-Scald Valves?

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by in Blog
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We have all experienced that annoying burst of hot or freezing water in the shower when someone else in the house turns on a faucet or flushes a toilet. While for many of us, it simply requires a quick maneuver out of the way of the flowing water, for others, such as the elderly or very young, it could result in scalding or shock from the sudden change in temperature. An answer to this could be installing an anti-scald valve. Anti-scald valves work by keeping water at a safe temperature, Continue Reading ...

Is my Bathroom properly ventilated?

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by in Blog
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Bathrooms are a very important room in the house, most of us like to spend a good amount of time there, so it’s wise to have a check of the ventilation system to make sure that its functioning properly, thus improving your bathroom experience. If you’re not sure if your ventilation system is working properly, keep your eye out for these indications: Is mold starting to appear on the ceilings and walls of the bathroom? Does it feel very humid in there? Do you notice a lot Continue Reading ...