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10 STEPS – HOW TO INSPECT A GARAGE DOOR

Springs and spring hardware are under high tension. If a spring is broken, do not operate the door until the spring is replaced. Do not try to remove, repair or adjust springs or any door parts or mounting surfaces, such as wood blocks, steel brackets, cables or other like items. Because of potential dangers involved, […]

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5 Things The Seller Can Do To Prepare For A Home Inspection

Each week handymen across the country earn great money repairing homes under contract for sellers who listed their “not ready for prime time” home. There are literally dozens of issues I find each week that, if repaired in time, could have saved the seller hard earned cash. Most repairs are simple and could have been […]

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Gary Smith - Ridgeland MS Home Inspector

How to Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater – Annual Descale Flush

Nothing beats a nice clean cool drink of water. However, if you own a tankless water heater, you’ll want to keep the heat exchanger free of lime and scale. You should flush it annually. Here are some basic steps. The pump and hoses will cost less than $100.

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Gary Smith - Home Inspector - Brandon, MS

What is That White Powdery Stuff on My Brick Wall?

We know that efflorescence is a fine, white, powdery deposit (see photo at right) of water-soluble salts left on the surface of masonry as the water evaporates. These efflorescent salt deposits tend to appear at the worst times, usually about a month after the building is constructed, and sometimes as long as a year after […]

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3 DIY Repairs Homeowners Should Leave to the Pros

Do-it-yourself repairs are certainly not new. Home and garden shows and networks (HGTV) have glamorized being handy. ┬áThat’s not necessarily a bad thing, however, in effort to save money, the DYI option could backfire.

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Garage Door Maintenance

Since 1992 the CPSC – Consumer Product Safety Commission has considered garage doors dangerous. In an effort to reduce the number of deaths to children who become entrapped under garage doors with automatic openers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today issued final rules for automatic residential garage door openers. The rules, which will […]

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