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How Can I Tell If I Need Gutters?

Maintain positive drainage by not allowing water to puddle near the foundation. The proper slope (angle of our lawn) should be at least 5%. That means your lawn should slope away from your foundation and be 5 inches lower, 10 feet away from your foundation.

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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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The Truth About Price Per Square Foot

I’m interested in educating the public about the fallacies of only looking at price per square foot because it can lead to inaccuracies when estimating the value of your home, especially when you use it to arrive at an asking price for your home.

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VENTING 101 – Air Admittance Valve Pros and Cons

During maintenance you’ll want to be assured the top of the vent is kept open. A blocked vent can be caused by leaves, dead animals and ice dams (in very cold climates). Another “not-so-common” way

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DIY Home Owner Gas Leak Detection

Now that we are slowly getting into the heating season, you (and your family and friends) will be using natural and propane gas appliances more often. If you should smell gas, here’s a handy (and safe) method of locating the fittings or joints that might be the problem.

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New Solar Powered Roof Tiles

Elon Musk unveils solar roofs to Tesla’s clean energy vision.  Musk announced new solar powered roof tiles Friday as the company ramps up for a possible merger with SolarCity. Musk has stated that the goals of SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and his company, SpaceX, revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. Tesla’s solar roof […]

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Open Letter Promoting MS Model Energy Codes

SafeHome Inspections is a property and building inspection company working collaboratively to advance the goal of safe and more energy efficient construction in Mississippi. We inspect pre and post construction conditions of homes built in the magnolia state. Our efforts are to advance and promote energy efficient construction techniques and we hold energy efficient construction […]

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Does Your Air Conditioner Use R-22 Refrigerant

What type of refrigerant helps keep you cool? It’s probably labeled on your compressor – that big machine just outside your bedroom window – the one that makes all the noise! Why is that important, you ask? Read more below. Here’s where to find the label. Hopefully yours reads “410A”. Heating and cooling contractors who have […]

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