Radon In The News

There is a lot of conversation out there right now due to the radon laws that were 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 that they do radon testing […]

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Smoke Detectors Can Save Your Life

According to the Bangor Daily News: 8 people died last year due to house fires where smoke detectors where not working. Approximately 2/3 of house fire deaths in Maine happen due to lack of working smoke detectors; Of those almost 80 percent where due to the detector being disabled or lack of working batteries. I […]

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From the EPA’s home buyers 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 power to function. These include charcoal canisters, alpha-track detectors, charcoal […]

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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!”

“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 who is delivering pizza’s and doing home inspections; they are probably just doing the best they can to make a living. But if you were hiring a home inspector, […]

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Home Inspection for Selling your Home

You put your home on the market, and after several showings (sometimes many 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 to sell, but now it is going to pay off. You are excited, and can plan your […]

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

Why it makes sense to have a home inspection if you are selling your home No matter what your situation is, you want to get the most money you can from the sale of your home. You won’t do that if the buyer hires a home inspector who then finds problems with your home. Likely, […]

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Save Money with a Home Inspection

Save Money with a Home Inspection Most home inspections save the cost of 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 and the cover was removed from the fan. There were […]

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