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Anti-Tip Brackets for Freestanding Ranges

Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A unit that is not equipped with these...

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The Real Cost of Radon

By Gloria Linnertz, Founder, Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction Lung cancer doesn’t play favorites. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women. It can happen despite your sex, age, race, religion, political affiliation, height, weight or skin...

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Understanding Ungrounded Electrical Receptacles

Grounding of electrical receptacles (which some laypeople refer to as outlets) is an important safety feature that has been required in new construction since 1962, as it minimizes the risk of electric shock and protects electrical equipment from damage. Modern,...

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Window Maintenance and Safety

Window Maintenance Condition: Window frames, sills and sashes should be monitored because the interior condition and hardware of windows change over time. Frame materials can include plastic, aluminum, steel, wood, plastic-clad wood, and metal-clad (steel or aluminum)...

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Air-Conditioning Systems – Homeowner Maintenance

A building's central air-conditioning system must be periodically inspected and maintained in order to function properly. While an annual inspection performed by a trained professional is recommended, homeowners can do a lot of the work themselves by following the...

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How a Seller Should Prepare for a Home Inspection

I've been asked this question in the past, and I don't think it gets enough attention. I've been to too many homes that were not properly prepared for their inspection and, unfortunately, it had a negative effect on those properties. Most real estate professionals...

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10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home. The international Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is a non-profit organization of the nation's best real estate inspection professionals. NACHI.ORG helps a home inspector become certified. Source:...

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8 Home Inspection Red Flags

Getty ImagesOur gallery of home inspection nightmares (below) is good for a laugh, but a home inspection is serious business. It's the buyer's opportunity Source: 8 Home Inspection Red...

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Proper Grading and Landscaping

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Pinpoint Home Inspections! With Spring in East Tennessee comes the increased chance of heavy rains. Make sure your home and property are adequately suited to handle moisture by paying attention to grading and drainage. Property Drainage...

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Indoor Air Quality

  Indoor air quality is generally worse than most people believe, but there are things you can do about it.  Some Quick Facts: Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. Problems can arise from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials used...

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