Blog, Safety

Change Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors often don’t function because the batteries are dead. Using the spring and fall time changes as a reminder to

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Blog, Energy Efficiency

Is Spray Foam Insulation any good?

When it comes to saving money associated with heating and cooling, air movement, between the outside and inside the structure is the source of most

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Termites
Blog, Wood Destroying Insects

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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Blog, Yard

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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Blog, Heating and Cooling

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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Blog, Heating and Cooling

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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Blog, Energy Efficiency

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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Blog, Docks/Bulkheads

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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Blog, Inspection Philosophy

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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Blog, Repairs

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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Blog, Electrical

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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Blog, Converting to Gas

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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