7 Simple Steps For Summer Lawn Prep

Posted on: July 22, 2016 by in Blog
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If you're a part of the nearly 90 percent of Americans who believe it's important to have a well-maintained yard, you and your backyard will appreciate these seven simple steps for tending to your natural turf lawn with minimal effort. According to Grass Seed USA, a coalition of American grass seed farmers and academics, investing a little repair time in early spring and a small amount of maintenance time in summer will pay off with a lush lawn ready for all your summer activities. 1. Continue Reading ...

Is Your High-Efficiency Water Heater Going To Lead To Heartache Later On?

Posted on: July 15, 2016 by in Blog
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It's time to replace your old, energy-guzzling water heater, boiler, dehumidifier or furnace and you've done your homework. You're going to save energy and money in the long run by switching to a high-efficiency condensing heater or boiler. It's important to know the nuances of proper installation - even if you're relying on a professional to do the job. A growing number of homeowners are turning to boilers, HVAC systems and water heaters that rely on condensing to maximize the unit's Continue Reading ...

Simple Tips To Save Money, Conserve Energy As The Heat Rises

Posted on: July 8, 2016 by in Blog
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With temperatures - and therefore, electric bills - on the rise, American homeowners are looking for the most effective ways to make the biggest dent in their energy bills; however, many may be overlooking some of the most important energy-saving strategies. Homeowners are more likely to do simple things around the house to conserve energy, according to the Lennox Home Energy Report Card Survey. Those simple things may include changing air filters in a heating and cooling system on a Continue Reading ...

5 Top Trends In Container Gardening

Posted on: July 1, 2016 by in Blog
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Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer's disease. With all of these benefits, there are ample reasons why people of all ages and lifestyles should start digging in the dirt. You don't need a big yard or lots of room to enjoy a beautiful garden. With so many options for indoor and outdoor container gardening, there's no limit on the Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection: Leaking Bathroom Sink

Posted on: June 16, 2016 by in Blog
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As a Delaware Home Inspection team, we find all kinds of plumbing issues. With the sink in this home we found several issues that would require a new sink to be installed into the bathroom. When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough home inspectors from the Most trusted Delaware Home Inspector, Ted Hinderer of Quality Home Inspector Team, who serves New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. Schedule online or give us a Call today at 302-893-1364. We won’t let you buy Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection: Is your Gas Fireplace Safe?

Posted on: June 16, 2016 by in Blog
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As part of Delaware Home Inspection team, I take my inspections very seriously, Your safety is my concern. The home I was inspecting was 15yrs old. The new buyer found us  on the internet and booked there inspection with us. I learned from there agent that the home was previously inspected, Which I never assume the other inspector performed a complete evaluation of the property. I started my inspection on the exterior of the home and found that the exterior chimney had soot and so did the Continue Reading ...

Over Head Electrical Line Improperly Installed

Posted on: June 16, 2016 by in Blog
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When inspecting this home in Dover, Delaware I came across a very disturbing item. The main Electrical line was wired directly into the underside of the meter box, This is not safe at all for you and your family.  What is required for any overhead line is that it be mounted from the ground to a Min.  height of 12 feet.  This height requirement ensures that no human comes in contact with the power source. Other benefits  by installing it this way is no water will enter the meter, panel or Continue Reading ...

Termite Infestation and Damage

Posted on: June 16, 2016 by in Blog
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When was the last time you checked your home for Termite activity? For this home it has been awhile, I was inspecting the interior utility closet and found a large amount of termite damage to the 2×4 wall, top plate and bottom plate framing. Once I found this I went directly into the crawlspace and found right below this wall the main beam and floor joist were completely damaged and termites were crawling all through the wood. One of the things the seller had to do in addition to Continue Reading ...

Foreclosed Property with Plumbing Leaks

Posted on: June 16, 2016 by in Blog
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On this home inspection we had to make a return trip because the utilities were not on when we did the original inspection, Which will happen when the home is in foreclosure, Short Sale, HUD property and so one. Several things I picked up on when I was at this property the first time and I felt from experience they would be an issue and turned out they were, For instance there was rust on the top of the water heater and electrical lines and valves that were corroded. The most important thing Continue Reading ...