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Blog, Oil Tanks

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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Blog, Wood Destroying Insects

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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Blog, Radiant Heat

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 it

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Blog, Safety

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

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Blog, Energy Efficiency

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 a

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Blog, Electrical

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 powering up your

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Blog, Electrical

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 is going

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Blog, Inspection Philosophy

What makes Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. different?

The most important goal of our inspections is to help our client understand the subject property. One of the most effective ways we do that is to

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Blog, Repairs

Does your dishwasher develop “crud” on the bottom?

If your dishwasher doesn’t drain completely, dirty water can collect on the bottom of the dishwasher. Very often it’s a very simple fix. Just

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Large Beige House
Blog, Inspection Philosophy

SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. is dedicated solely to being the best building inspectors and providing the best Long Island and New York home

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Blog, Flooring

Basement Flooring

During our home inspections on Long Island, New York City, Brooklyn, and Queens, we are often asked about basement flooring options.  Because

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Blog, Energy Efficiency

Does your clothes dryer take too long?

The single most important thing you can do to improve your clothes dryer’s efficiency is to make sure the dryer vent is working correctly. Every

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