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Termites
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Where do termites live?

Termites live in the ground, not in wood. Mature termite nests can contain 60,000 to 2,000,000 termites. They live in the ground because they don’t

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FALLING TREES

I live in Lloyd Neck where during the last storm we actually had a tornado! Our street is no more than a mile long and at least 250 trees fell in a

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POSSIBLE HEALTH RISKS FROM DIRTY AIR DUCTS

Like it or not, we are coming into the heating season! Be aware that Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can be substantially worsened from dirty air ducts and

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SERVICE YOUR HEATING SYSTEM

As we head into the fall, it’s a good idea to have your heating system serviced. If you don’t have a service contract, we recommend getting one.

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CHANGING YOUR AIR FILTER

Proper operation of your air conditioning unit requires a clean air filter. If the air filter gets clogged, it can cause the air conditioning unit to

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Ever wonder why things fall apart?

  Ever wonder why things fall apart? It seems that real estate is in a constant state of aging, and we all know what happens with aging! This is

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Luxury Homes Versus Modest Homes

Inspecting large luxury homes and estates versus more modest homes Large luxury homes and estates are typically much more complex and time-consuming

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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

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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

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Metal Chimney Liner 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 burners produce relatively

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Water Heater
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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,

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