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Earthquake Preparedness Inspection

 Earthquakes are a serious threat to life and property not just in California, but in many parts of the United States. Areas of the country that are less prone to seismic activity typically have less stringent building codes that govern earthquake preparedness. Catastrophic earthquakes are rare, but even minor ones can cause substantial damage to …

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Choosing the Right Home Inspector

Buying a home?  It’s probably the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make.  This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection.  The cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the value of the home being inspected.  The additional cost of hiring an InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspector┬« is almost insignificant.   You have recently been crunching the numbers, negotiating …

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15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

  The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.   1.  PlungerA clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient household problems that you will face. With a plunger on hand, however, …

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