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Have You Seen a Ghost?

Ghosting in homes. What is it & do you need to worry about it? We inspected an apartment building last year where one of the tenants had a concern they wanted to show us. Then they pointed to the ceiling. There on the ceiling, which was painted an off-white color, was a grey stripe. The […]

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Thermal Imaging

This month’s topic is Thermal Imaging. You may have seen us at an inspection with a funny-looking camera and wondered what it is we are doing, or maybe we have explained it a bit to you already. Below are some details of what this is all about. For us, it is exciting to offer you […]

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Keeping Out Drafts Could Mean More Radon Risk at Home

From Reuters.com – Keeping Out Drafts Could Mean More Radon Risk at Home

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Winter Wonderland

Okay, maybe on some of these cold days, or days of rain, snow, and sleet, it may not seem like a wonderland, but winter in Maine does bring with it a sure sense of beauty. It reminds us, Mother Nature is the boss. Common themes for home inspectors this time of year are proper heating, […]

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New Faces

As busy as things got this past year, I felt we weren’t as responsive to calls requesting inspections as I would have liked. At times, I was scheduled two weeks out and was unable to answer the calls that came in. Although perhaps inevitable at times, I don’t like to do business that way. We […]

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Backflow Prevention on Public Water Systems

What is it, why is it important, & should we care? Just as it sounds, a backflow preventer prevents water from flowing backward out of your house into the main water supply system. Why would this happen? Water usually flows towards your plumbing devices such as sinks, showers, laundry, etc. In the case of a […]

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Home Inspection News: Fall Update

Fall is here, interest rates are up a bit, and things have slowed down enough to stop and take stock of where we are and where we are going. For us at Perkins Home Services, LLC, there have been some changes this fall. Also, I have always wanted to find an avenue to provide regular […]

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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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