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Have you seen a ghost?

Ghosting… in homes. What is it and 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 […]

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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

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

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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 scheduling 2 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. So […]

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Backflow Prevention on Public Water Systems

A typical backflow preventer looks like this and is usually located near the water meter.What is it and why is it important? Should we care? Just as it sounds, a backflow preventer prevents water from flowing backwards out of your house, into the main water supply system. Why would this happen? Water usually flows towards […]

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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. Also, I have always wanted to find an avenue to provide regular information and […]

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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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