Citizens Insurance Company is implementing the following Important changes to their Underwriting guidelines concerning Four (4) Point Insurance Inspections as of: September 1, 2012 – All New Citizen Residential policies October 1, 2012 – All renewals of Citizen Residential policies Changes: read further at... https://www.onthegulfhomeinspectionservices.com/index.php/our-services/citizens-four-4-point-insurance-inspections/
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Zinsco Electrical Panel & GTE-Sylvania-Zinsco Circuit Breakers Failure Mechanisms by Nick Gromicko and Elise London Here we outline the apparent failure mechanism involved with Zinsco and GTE-Sylvania-Zinsco electrical panels and circuit breakers. We include field photographs of Zinsco equipment failures from a variety of sources. This website discusses the electrical, fire, and shock hazards associated
When Electrical Systems Age by Nick Gromicko and Elise London A major component of a house is its Electrical System. This includes the service panel, overcurrent devices and any associated wiring and outlets (receptacles and luminaries). These systems wear out just as anything else but there is one additional major concern here. Overcurrent protection, associated
Maintaining Your AC System by Nick Gromicko and Elise London Keeping your cooler cool- Good practice for AC and Heat pump placement- The most stressful time for an air conditioning unit or heat pump is when the temperature soars. This is when a good installer will have helped you protect your investment. The placement of
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Attic Ventilation by Nick Gromicko and Rob London Perhaps the most misunderstood element of home maintenance is attic ventilation. Most people feel gable vents are adequate. They also believe it’s a good idea to close them off during the winter to save heat. And many home owners believe the soffits should be covered with insulation.
Product Recalls by Nick Gromicko and Rob London Meijer Recalls Touch Point Fan Heaters Due to Fire, Shock Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The Making of the Meth Mess by Julie A. Mazzuca, President, Meth Lab Cleanup LLC® Over the past few years, the illegal production of methamphetamine has increased substantially in many regions of the United States. The manufacture of this drug has caused billions of dollars in property damage and, more importantly, has become a health hazard
PREVENTING CHIMNEY FIRES AND CARBON MONOXIDE INTRUSION by Melissa Heeke, Chimney Safety Institute of America, Plainfield, IN Throughout history, fire has been crucial to human existence. Primitive people relied on fire to cook their food, keep them warm and provide light. Although we no longer depend on fire in quite the same way, images of children