Author: rick

Metal Roofing

Last issue we gave you some tips on how to spot if your shingle roof needed repair or replacement. Well, if you decide to replace there are alternatives to shingles you may wish to consider. By far the most common re-roof besides composition shingles is metal. Other materials like tile or shakes are not used […]

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A Change for Mr. Rick’s Blog

Your Home, Is it Healthy? Are parts of it asking for help? Can you identify and address issues that will make your home a more valuable, healthier and more attractive asset? How do you know something needs attention? This blog is intended to help you understand and address issues that affect your home. We are beginning the […]

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Internet Resources for Home Improvements

One excellent place to research for information about home maintenance and improvement is the internet. You can learn about many do-it-yourself projects from this resource. I offer one  word of caution. If a project seems like it is over your head, it just might be. So, getting some professional advice as to the difficulty of […]

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Air Conditioning and Air Quality

Air conditioning systems are a very important part of your home, especially in the blazing Florida heat. Air conditioning systems are examined carefully during home inspections due to the complexity and importance of them. These systems can be used to not only cool and heat your home, but also to improve the quality of the air […]

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Testing Our Water at Home

Many homes use private wells to supply their water. Since these wells are usually out of sight and out of mind, homeowners tend to forget to check the quality of their water. Nonetheless, water quality is an important issue that directly affects the health of the people in the home. As an inspector I can attest that […]

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Radon Testing

One issue that many homeowners are not aware of is radon gas. Radon gas is a radioactive gas that is the result of uranium in the soil being broken down.  Radon gas moves from the ground up and can make its way into your home through holes or cracks in the foundation and floors of […]

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Preparing For Your Home Inspection

Home inspectors take an in-depth look at the issues going on inside your home. It is important to properly prepare your home so that your home inspector can do the best job possible. Many things should happen before your home inspection. Here is a sampling of some of those things. 1. Leave the utilities onEspecially in […]

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