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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
Home sales climbed 15% over the past 12 months from 1,923 to 2,207, how ever the median sales price of $123,800 was down 10% from $137,900 this time last year according to the Florida Realtors. Sales followed a similar pattern in the state, with sales rising 13% in October, but median prices falling 4% down
Leak Detection by Nick Gromicko and Rob London Your pool will naturally lose some water to evaporation, some to splash-out and some backwash waste water. You may also gain water from rainfall. A rule of thumb is if you're routinely adding more than two inches of water to your pool per week, you may have a
Foreclosures by Nick Gromicko and Rob London A foreclosure is a process by which a homeowner loses their property, usually to a lender or local government, for failure to pay agreed-upon taxes, payments or fees. Common reasons for foreclosures include: default on loan repayment. The most common way that residences are foreclosed on is through default on mortgage
15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own by Nick Gromicko and Rob London The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an On The Gulf Home Inspection Services inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful. 1. Plunger A clogged
Aluminum Wiring by Nick Gromicko, Rob London and Kenton Shepard Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a decade of use by homeowners and electricians, inherent weaknesses were discovered in the metal that lead