Top 4 Factors That Affect The Cost Of A New Roof

Posted on: June 25, 2018 by in Connecticut Home Inspections
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Connecticut Home Inspection Explains The Cost Of A New Roof No one wants to pay more for something that they have to, especially when it comes to a large home improvement purchase. So, why can there be thousands of dollars difference between contractor bids for neighboring homes? And how can homeowners get an idea of what a new roof will cost? In general, labor for a new roof should make up 60-65 percent of the cost and most of the remaining cost, 30-35 percent, should be the cost for Continue Reading ...

Products To Improve Your Home In 2 Hours Or Less

Posted on: June 18, 2018 by in Connecticut Home Inspectors
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Products To Improve Your Home With Connecticut Home Inspection's Help The words home improvement usually conjure up images of major undertakings like tiling your bathroom or kitchen or tearing down a wall, taking hours and hours to complete the project. The fact is there are some meaningful home improvements you can do that can be accomplished in under two hours. First, have you ever wished your home had more daylight? Maybe you want to bring in daylight to a small place like a closet or Continue Reading ...

5 Home-buying Tips For First-timers And Old-timers

Posted on: June 11, 2018 by in Blog
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Connecticut Home Inspection Give Tips On Home Buying Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you are just looking for an upgrade, it is never a bad idea to arm yourself with tips that can make your search go from overwhelming to enjoyable. Rather than learning the hard way about hidden expenses and difficult neighbors, there are things you can do to feel more confident as you begin your search. With a seller’s market in many parts of the country, these tips are even more Continue Reading ...

Is My Bathroom Properly Ventilated?

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Bathrooms are a very important room in the house. Most of us like to spend a good amount of time there, so it’s wise to have a check of the ventilation system to make sure that it's functioning properly, thus improving your bathroom experience. If you’re not sure if your ventilation system is working properly, keep your eye out for these indications: Is mold starting to appear on the ceilings and walls of the bathroom? Does it feel very humid in there? Do you notice a lot Continue Reading ...

Should I Carpet My Bathroom?

Carpet in a home can feel comfortable and cozy, and can look very appealing, but is it a good idea to have it everywhere? What about the bathroom for example? A carpeted bathroom can seem appealing as it is a lot warmer underfoot, especially when it gets very cold here in New York State. It is also a lot more slip resistant than a tiled floor, and it can look very nice. Here are also a few things to keep in mind when deciding if it is right for your bathroom. Moisture! Moisture! Continue Reading ...

Could There Be Mold In My Carpet?

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Mold is the 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 is in the carpet. Here are some things to think about: If mold is not visible on my carpet, could it still have it? Yes, in fact, mold only appears on the surface of the carpet in more extreme cases Where should I check for? Check the Continue Reading ...

Carpenter ants or termites?

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We are continuing the pest theme this month, and while not very pleasant to think about, one of the most damaging threats that could exist for your home, especially structurally, are pests and insects. Some insects work silently however, and escape your notice until they’ve already caused a lot of damage to the structure of your home. The most common perpetrators to damaging a wooden structure could be termites, or carpenter ants. If you have found evidence that either of these insects Continue Reading ...

Bed Bugs….An unhappy reality

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In recent years Bed Bugs, have become an epidemic, and our area is no exception. Their hard to see, love to travel and not so easy to eliminate, so what do we know about these pesky invaders, and what can we do about them? Although bed bugs are found in mattresses, they are by no means limited to beds, in fact they can hide in an alarming number of places. Anywhere from furniture, curtains and clothing to picture frames and books What do they look like? Bed bugs are rather small, Continue Reading ...

Should I Install Anti-Scald Valves?

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We have all experienced that annoying burst of hot or freezing water in the shower when someone else in the house turns on a faucet or flushes a toilet. While for many of us, it simply requires a quick maneuver out of the way of the flowing water, for others, such as the elderly or very young, it could result in scalding or shock from the sudden change in temperature. An answer to this could be installing an anti-scald valve. Anti-scald valves work by keeping water at a safe temperature, Continue Reading ...

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