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Barbecuing Safely – With A Charcoal Grill

Getting prepped for some barbequing on your charcoal grill this upcoming season? Here are some safety hazards you should know about when using your charcoal grill. The carbon monoxide from the charcoal emissions is very deadly, so keep the grill outside at...

Pre-listing Inspections In Roxbury

Selling a home can be a very stressful time, even more so if you are in the process of buying a house as well. What are some of the things you can do to prepare the home to sell? Sprucing up the home to give it more curb appeal is obviously...

Is Static Electricity Ever Dangerous?

When the weather is dry and cold we are very likely to experience the annoying shock caused by static electricity. But even though it is rather unpleasant to experience, is there any reason for us to worry about it? Are there any situations...

The Cost Of Your Home Inspection

Are you thinking about moving house? Maybe you have just been thinking that its time to get a home inspection done? Are you perhaps wondering what kind of price you can expect to pay? What kind of a budget should you allow for? We want to...

Moss on a roof… does it cause damage?

Moss will usually grow under moist conditions and in an area of your roof that doesn't get a lot of sunlight. This can happen especially in areas where trees shade the roof. However, the subject of whether moss on a roof should be removed or not is a much debated...

Should I be concerned about Moss on my roof?

In this area, with the type of moisture that we see all year round, a common sight on houses is moss on the roof. When you look up and see a spot, or several spots, of moss it could be unsightly and unattractive. Is it advisable to do something about it, and clean it...

Could I have mold in my carpet?

Mold, as we are all aware, is a most undesirable thing to deal with in a home. It can cause upper respiratory problems, as well as other health conditions such as skin problems, so naturally, we want to do our best to prevent its growth. One area where mold can grow...

Aluminum Wiring….. Know the dangers

If you are thinking of buying an older home, you might want to consider that it could possibly be wired with aluminum wiring. Is this something you should be concerned about? Here are a few factors to consider: Aluminum has been shown to have certain weaknesses which...

Why should my home be tested for Radon?

When buying a home, it is important to make sure that a radon test has been performed. A certified home inspector usually does this as part of the seller's home inspection. You might ask yourself, though, what exactly is Radon? How dangerous is it? How common is it?...