Maintenance Tips

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What Home Buyers Should Know about Asbestos

Home buyers are not usually concerned about whether asbestos is present in the home they’re thinking about buying. Their top concerns typically focus around other things: how nice/big the kitchen is; how many bedrooms and bathrooms there are; and if they can see themselves living there. This is why home inspections are so important. While future homeowners don’t worry about asbestos,...

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Protect Your New Home Investment

Many new homes in Washington State come with a 12-month new home warranty. The cost of this warranty was figured into the sale price so you have already paid for this assurance. Congratulations if you are a new homeowner! It is likely that your builder did a great job overseeing the construction and assembly of your home. It is in his or her best interest to produce a quality product and provide...

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Keep Your Home’s Crawl Space Dry

Keep Your Home’s Crawl Space Dry

There is no doubt; I live in a very wet place. From November to March we get an average of nearly seven inches of rain a month in Olympia, WA. This deluge can lead to many homes having standing water under them. A one-time event may not do damage, but constant or re-occurring water “events” under your home can cause a lot of problems. Standing water can lead to moisture issues in the wood...

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Pre-Sale Inspection Gives Seller An Edge

Thinking of selling your home or already have it listed? In this market savvy home sellers are looking for a competitive edge. A thorough home inspection from a local, qualified inspector is a powerful tool for setting buyer’s minds at ease. Pre-sale inspections offer the seller considerable advantages over other listed properties: Permits seller to make repairs ahead of time so that defects...

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Maintain Your Home & Protect Its Value

Your home is likely one of your biggest investments – and protecting your investments has never been more important. A residential maintenance inspection by a qualified professional provides valuable information about the condition of your home. This type of preventative inspection is a check-up for your home. Some people don’t get their home inspected until they’re putting it up...

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