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Termites

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 to inspect than...

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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 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...

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