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Electrical Safety Tips for Home

Electrical Safety Tips for Home It is true that electricity is one of the most important things in order for us to live comfortable lives. Despite this, this utility may also cause great harm among us humans, and extensive...

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The Only Home Inspection Company You’ll Ever Need

A home inspection is a necessity even when buying a brand new home. There could be potential problems not visible to the untrained eye. For that reason alone, a home inspector is needed. The trained professional scouts out issues with the...

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Information on Manufactured Homes

Ways On How To Properly Choose A Manufactured Home Manufactured homes used to look and feel boring. In the past, these manufactured homes only come in very simple, rectangular models. In recent years however, the appearance and features of...

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New Home Building Guidelines

New Home Building Guidelines When building a new home, it is important for you to educate yourself about the most important components of such a huge project. Some of the critical aspects that you should have an understanding of...

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Testing Your Soil’s PH Levels

Gardening experts are always telling people to test their soil’s pH levels. What does this mean, though? pH is simply a measure of soil’s acidity or alkalinity. Nothing more. Nothing less. This still leaves many questions unanswered. Namely, why...

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What a Positive Mold Test Means

Mold. This four letter word can cause many to panic when it comes to selling or buying a home. Having a home test done for mold is something that all home sellers and buyers should have done before closing on...

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Types of Wind Mitigation for Your Home

Wind mitigation is the process of including certain features in a home to help protect it against windstorm damage. Though more common in coastal homes more susceptible to hurricanes and other damaging storms, there are many benefits to wind...

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Was Your Home Built Before 1978? Get a Lead Test!

It finally happened in fall 2008. The Environmental Protection Agency reduced the lead emissions standard from 1.5 micrograms per cubic meter down to only .15. This was the first major piece of lead legislation to pass since 1978, when...

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How to Find the Best Home Inspector

An inspector has a wealth of knowledge where homes are concerned. That’s why it’s always in your best interest to pick their brain when you see them. The information that they pass onto you could very well help you...

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Key Reasons To Test Your Soil

Are you getting ready to grow your first-ever garden? If so, there are probably many questions swirling around in your head: Does my soil have any problems? Will my plants need fertilizer? What type of fertilizer will I need...

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Residential Foundation Insulation Facts

Facts Every Home Owner/Buyer Needs To Know About Residential Foundation Insulation Nowadays, much thanks to the improvements and advancements in technology, more and more newly constructed homes have become even better in terms of energy-efficiency. Aside from the development...

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Information on Home Inspections For Sellers

If you’re selling a home, you’re likely to be required to have the property inspected before a buyer will commit to purchasing it. For that reason alone, you need to know a thing or two about the process. The...

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The Ultimate Guide to Radon Testing

If radon testing is on your mind, there is a good chance you are worried that your current home has this problem or you are in the process of purchasing a new property. Either way, you don’t want to...

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The Truth About Mold

Mold is notorious for causing respiratory problems in adults, children, and pets. For that reason alone, you should do your part to make sure that mold spores don’t spread and grow in your home. The result could be disastrous...

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How to Deal With Indoor Mold

In the home, mold is a dirty word. It spreads quickly without detection and poses a threat to you and your family. Black mold, the most dangerous kind, has been known to cause cancer in people that are exposed to...

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Fire Safety: Attached Garage Hazards

Fire Safety: Attached Garage Hazards Home Inspection All Star created this article for two noble reasons. Firstly, we aim to educate homeowners about safety measures on how to keep the garage fire proof. In this article, you will discover...

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Types Of Soil Tests

Soil testing is a fundamental step for anybody who wants to build a beautiful garden. It provides incredibly important details regarding your garden — details that can then be used to make your garden more optimal for plant growth....

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Mold Testing After a Flood

There are a number of different things a mold test tells you. For example, it can tell you exactly what type of mold you’re dealing with. This will allow you to determine how you should proceed. If you’re highly allergic to...

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3 Tips for Dealing with Asbestos

Successful asbestos testing relies on three key things: proper sample collection, accredited lab testing, and appropriate removal and disposal. Without these three things, you could be contaminating your home during a remodel. Find out how to achieve a successful...

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Common Home Inspection Mistakes

Buying a home can be confusing and cause headaches, but it doesn’t have to be. The hard part of everything comes down to a home inspection. This is the most important part of any home buying experience, and for good reason. The...

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The Home Building Process: An Overview

The Home Building Process: An Overview Building a home can be a tedious and time consuming process. To achieve success in such a major endeavor, it is best that you learn about the fundamentals of house construction, building standards,...

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Mold Testing Before Selling a Home

The time has come to look at buying a different house. Maybe it’s because there’s a wonderful addition to the family or you’re relocating for job reasons. Whatever the case may be, it’s now time to get the house ready...

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Is There Lead In Your Water?

Practically everybody is aware that living in a home that contains lead-based paint can lead to serious health issues. What many people don’t realize, however, is that these same issues can arise from consuming food and water that contains...

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Tips for Effective Wind Mitigation

There are several different ways you can mitigate the wind and its potential damage to your home. While using more than one will definitely strengthen your home against wind during a storm, you do not have to implement more...

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Do I Need a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

Do you live in a coastal state? Do you live in an area prone to tornadoes? If so, then you may be able to benefit from a wind mitigation inspection. This will help you see how well your home...

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Should You Use Your Agent’s Inspector?

Before you make an offer on the home you’ve found, no matter how perfect it looks, you need to hire a trustworthy home inspector. He will help discover the things that need repaired and the cost. His analysis will...

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How Sellers Prepare for a Home Inspection

So the big day has come where the home needs to be inspected. This is also a day that many people dread, but if some precautions and pre-inspection things are done, the whole process can be simple. When it...

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What Isn’t Covered in a Home Inspection?

Having a home inspection conducted is routine. While home inspectors can be quite intensive on their searching and checking of homes, there are things that they might not do. Since the average length of an inspection lasts between two to four...

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3 Reasons for Wind Mitigation

Wind mitigation, or the process of making changes to your home to minimize wind impact in the event of a hurricane or a tornado in your area, helps you in three ways. Wind mitigation will reduce the amount of...

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Protecting Your Home from Wind Damage

Wind can rip the roofs off of buildings; tear siding from the outer walls, and hurl debris through windows. It can also cause trees to fall which crush roofs and walls. Wind damage can happen to any home in...

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What Our Reports Cover

With the real estate industry having undergone so many changes over the last three decades, it should no longer be a surprise that the process of home inspection has seen considerable improvements. These changes, which are mostly economic and...

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Lead Abatement Information

The only way to permanently remove lead from dust, paint and soil is through a process known as abatement. It’s a ‘lead hazard reduction’ method with a 20-year expected life. There are four types of abatement: enclosure, paint removal,...

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Your Home Inspection is Complete. Now What?

Now that your home inspection is complete, what’s in store for you next? That’s a very good question to ask especially if it’s your very first time buying or selling a home. You’ll want to know how long it...

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How Fast Does Bacteria Grow?

Bacteria grow at an alarming rate, under the right conditions. The exact growth rate varies based on the type of bacteria and their breeding conditions. In the case of coliform bacteria that contaminate your well water, once they enter...

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Landscape Shading 101

Landscape Shading 101 – What You Need To Know Reducing solar heat gain, becoming more eco-friendly, doing your part to save the environment, and enjoying lower electricity bills can be as easy as planting a tree. Aside from these...

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3 Reasons To Test For And Remove Lead Paint

Lead paint is something that you do not want to have in your home. It’s toxic, and toxic substances cause health problems. Furthermore, the presence of lead paint also usually means the presence of lead-contaminated dust and soil. This...

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Wind Mitigation and Homeowner’s Insurance

If you live in Florida or another coastal state, your home is more likely to be damaged by wind associated with hurricanes and other storms. As such, your homeowner’s insurance policy comes at a higher premium than you would...

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10 Tips to Keep Your Home in Shape

Whether you are considering buying a property or simply want to make sure your own is in good shape, you can always have a look at things before bringing a professional out. We’ve compiled a list of things you...

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Bacteria in Your Water?

When it comes to your water supply, you want it to be as healthy and clean as possible. People with a public water supply can rest easy because their water is regularly tested for bacteria and treated according. However,...

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How to Avoid Bad Home Inspectors

One thing many people dread when buying a new home is the home inspection and for good reason. Many would-be homeowners’ dreams on are crushed when major things are found wrong with a home and an impasse is created between...

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Home Buying Tips

1. Decide to buy. Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best “accidental investment” most people ever make. But, we...

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Asbestos Tests: Fact and Fiction

Myth! The fact is that not all asbestos tests are created equally. There are various testing methods, and the right one for the job depends on the material being tested. In addition to professional testing options, there are several...

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Stop Guessing! Start Testing Your Soil

Here’s the simple truth: growing a garden without testing your soil is equivalent to a surgeon performing a heart operation with his or her eyes covered with a blindfold. It makes no sense because you can’t properly grow plants...

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Different Types of Mold Testing Detects

Mold is a necessity outdoors. It’s part of the decomposition process. Without it, fallen trees and dead leaves would take longer to decompose. Mold aids the process and helps make nutrient rich soil which helps fauna and flora grow successfully....

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How to Prevent Indoor Mold Growth

When it comes to mold, it’s important to know a thing or two about the how it happens and how you can prevent it from happening. After all, indoor mold can be extremely dangerous to your health and the...

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Am I Required to Carry Windstorm Insurance?

If you own a home in a coastal state, such as Florida, you may be required to carry windstorm insurance to protect yourself from hurricane damage. While the state may not require you to carry coverage, it is almost...

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Air Conditioner Basics and Upkeep

Air Conditioner Basics and Upkeep In order to experience the comfort of a properly functioning cooling system at home, the central air conditioning system should be regularly inspected and routinely maintained. Although experts recommend the annual inspection and maintenance by...

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What Are the Facts of Wind Mitigation?

A wind mitigation inspection can, but is not required to reduce your homeowner’s insurance premiums for homes built prior to 2002. All insurance companies are required to provide some form of compensation, either as a refund check, a rate...

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Home Inspection Checklist

A home inspection checklist can help you pinpoint problems in a home before purchasing it. It prevents you from missing something that could potentially cost you lots of money after moving into your new property. It safeguards you from...

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Bad Home Inspection Grade

A bad home inspection doesn’t need to sink you. Even newer homes can fail an inspection. The matter isn’t life or death. In fact, you can recuperate from it rather easily when selling your home. This guide will help you...

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What Has Lead in It?

Everybody seems to think that lead exists only in paint, but that’s not the truth. Lead can appear in your home from numerous sources, including but not limited to water, paint, soil and even children’s toys. It’s important to...

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Eco-Friendly Relocation

Relocating with Eco-Friendliness in Mind Relocating, whether to a new home or a new office, can be a big challenge. It usually comes with a lot of stress, and eats up a lot of time. Many of us think...

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Soil Testing For A Beautiful Lawn

Before you start a garden, you should always test your soil. It’s a fundamental step toward determining what sort of fertilizers you will need. Soil tests also indirectly help the environment. A lot of soil contains too much phosphorus,...

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Is Bottled Water Safer than Tap Water?

For years, we’ve heard that bottled water is safer than tap. In fact, so many people believe this truth that the bottled water industry grew 6.2% in 2012, with sales increasing 6.7% to total $11.8 billion, mostly from U.S....

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Asbestos Testing and Safety

For your safety, the only person in the home during the time of asbestos testing should be the person who is collecting the sample. Whether you take a sample on your own for use with an at home testing...

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Pre-Inspection Guide

Everyone buys a new home at some point in their life but the real fear lies in whether or not a home will pass its inspection. It’s something that has to be done in order to be approved by...

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15 Tools That Everyone Should Have at Home

15 Tools That Everyone Should Have At Home A house can only be a home if a group of individuals live harmoniously in it. And peace and harmony would not be possible without essential tools that help in making a...

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How Bacteria Hurts Us

Humans have more than a trillion bacteria living in their bodies at any given moment. Most of it lives in our intestinal tract and is designed to help, rather than hurt us. However, just a small amount of bad...

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Should Your Home Inspector Climb On to the Roof?

When it comes to buying a new house, having repairs done, or replacing a roof, it always helps to have a professional inspection. The last thing anyone wants to have happen is to think the roof is ok and...

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All Star Certified Home Inspectors

All Star Employs NACHI Certified Home Inspectors Are you seriously considering on buying a home in the near future? If so, it is imperative to obtain the services of a reliable home inspector. Prospective homeowners should realize the importance...

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Ten Ways to Prevent Mold from Growing

What a lot of people in the industry do not want you to know is that not all mold is harmful to your health. In fact, outdoors, it is needed to break down organic matter like dead leaves and...

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10 Tips to Save Energy in Your Home

Energy Saving Tips for Your Home A large number of people are totally clueless when it comes to saving energy at home. Our company, Home Inspection All Star aims to help clients significantly reduce costs through our energy-saving offerings....

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Why Lead Paint Testing Is A Must

Lead is an extraordinary dangerous toxin that can bring about serious health conditions. It just so happens that some paint in homes contain lead. If you have little ones, deterministic whether or not lead paint is in your house...

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What is a Home Inspection?

If it’s your first time buying a home you may not know a thing about home inspectors. Rather than remain in the dark about the home inspection process, why not read about the process here? You’ll learn more about...

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Facts About Mold Testing

You may know next to nothing about mold but you know enough about what it looks likes to be worried. If you suspect it’s growing in your home, it’s better to be safe than sorry. In fact, mold testing...

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Different Soil Testing Methods

Maintaining quality soil is mandatory for any gardener. If you’re just starting a brand-new garden or your plants haven’t been growing as well as expected, then a soil test might be in order. The problem is that professional soil...

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Tips for Home Buyers

A home inspection safeguards your investment. It prevents you from buying a property that is damaged and/or has structural, termite, mold or plumbing problems. It’s important to have a home inspector come out and take a look at everything, top...

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DIY Asbestos Test

While you can do your own asbestos testing, it is considered safer and more accurate to hire a professional testing company to handle the test for you. Plus, under certain circumstances, you are not legally allowed to take samples...

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3 Legal Requirements Every Home Inspector Must Follow

Selling a home can be emotional. It can be the start of something fresh which is exciting but truthfully, it can also be very frustrating. Part of this process involves what many sellers have come to know as the dreaded...

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How To Interpret Soil Testing Results

The ability to correctly interpret soil-testing results first requires some basic knowledge about gardening. In particular, you need to understand the science behind it, i.e., the chemicals and substances that play a role. pH pH is a measure from...

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Lead Testing A to Z: What Is It And Why You Need It

Lead testing is a process by which it is determined whether or not your home contains trace elements of lead. It is a fundamental process for individuals whose homes were built before 1978. That’s the year that the U.S....

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Homeowner’s Insurance Information

Reasons Why Homeowner’s Insurance is a Coverage All Homeowners Cannot Do Without The largest investment that you are probably going to make is buying a home. And since your home is not just any kind of investment – it...

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Professional or DIY Lead Testing

Professional lead inspections cost a lot of money. This is why a whole industry exists for those on a tight budget. The questions till remains — should you hire professional inspectors or opt for the cheaper option? This article...

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