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Point of Demarcation

During our inspections, we are often asked “is that the utility company’s responsibility or mine?” The answer is, between the street and the structure, there...

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How many AMPS do I need?

Many houses built before 1950 originally had less than 100 Amps, which by today’s standards would be considered too low.  Fortunately, most of those electrical...

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Metal Chimney Line for Gas Conversion

When a home is converted from oil to gas as a fuel for heating, a new metal liner is required in the chimney. Why?  Oil...

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Water Heater

Do I need to remove that old oil tank in my crawlspace?

On occasion during our home inspections on Long Island, we see old, abandoned oil tanks in crawl spaces. We always recommend removal of an abandoned...

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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are large black insects that look like a bumblebee only they are larger.  They can sting if provoked.  As you probably know, Carpenter...

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Radiant floor heat is awesome!

If you’ve ever experienced radiant floor heating, you know that it is very comfortable and a very pleasant way to distribute heat. Not only is...

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Do you have the responsibility for the sidewalks along your street?

During our inspections we often see tripping hazards on the sidewalk along the street. Usually, these tripping hazards are caused by tree roots lifting up...

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Are LED lightbulbs worth it?

If you’re like most people, you’ve asked yourself if it’s worth converting all of your regular lights to LEDs? In a word, YES. They are...

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GFCI’s can cause problems.

GFCI’s (the outlets with trip and reset buttons) are great safety devices, but they can cause a lot of havoc! If you have a GFCI...

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Old School Fuses

During our inspections, sometimes we see old glass fuses. Fuses still do their job, which is to shut down the power if too much electricity...

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