Radon In The News

There is a lot of conversation out there right now due to the radon laws passed over the last couple of years. The most important thing to know is that if you or one of your clients owns or is buying a tenant-occupied property, the State requires radon testing on this property by March 1, […]

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Smoke Detectors Can Save Your Life

According to the Bangor Daily News: Eight people died last year due to house fires where smoke detectors were not working. Approximately 2/3 of house fire deaths in Maine happen due to a lack of working smoke detectors. Of those, almost 80% were due to the detector being disabled or lack of working batteries. If […]

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From The EPA’s Homebuyers Guide to Radon Testing

The most common types of radon testing devices are listed below. As new testing devices are developed, you may want to check with your state radon office before you test to get the most up-to-date information. Passive Devices Passive radon testing devices do not need the power to function. These include charcoal canisters, alpha-track detectors, […]

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Can’t My Uncle Do My Inspection?

My uncle is a carpenter and knows a lot about buildings and construction. Why shouldn’t I have him do the home inspection? He will do it for free. Okay, I understand. I used to do this myself. Before I was trained to do home inspections, I did several home inspections for friends and family at […]

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I Do Home Inspections, Too!

In Maine, you do not need a license or certification to be a home inspector. Now, I have nothing against someone delivering pizza and doing home inspections. They are probably doing the best they can to make a living. If you were hiring a home inspector, and there was one who was slightly less expensive, […]

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Home Inspection for Selling Your Home

You put your home on the market. After several showings, a potential buyer signs a contract to buy your home. It has taken a lot of time and effort to get your home ready for selling, but now it will pay off. You are excited and can plan your next move. Whether it is buying […]

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Why Have a Home Inspection if You’re Selling Your Home

No matter your situation, you want to get the most money you can from selling your home. You won’t do that if the buyer hires a home inspector who then finds problems with your home. Likely, the buyer will try to negotiate a discount on the sale price or ask you to take care of […]

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Save Money with a Home Inspection

Most home inspections save money on the inspection in improvements made by the seller before closing. Last week, I inspected a house with a bathroom on the second floor. In that bathroom was a fan over the shower. The cover was removed from the fan. There were wires exposed there. There were also interesting spots […]

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