Central Air-Conditioning System Inspection

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Central Air-Conditioning System Inspection by Nick Gromicko 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 tips offered in this guide. Clean the Exterior Condenser […]

Pool Water Pathogens

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Pool Water Pathogens by Nick Gromicko Germs from other swimmers and unsafe water supplies can easily contaminate pool water, especially if it isn’t properly disinfected. Contaminated recreational water can cause a variety of ailments and diseases, such as diarrhea, and skin, ear and upper respiratory infections, particularly if the swimmer’s head is submerged.  Inspectors should be […]

A Garage Inspection

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A Garage Inspection by Kenton Shepard Above:  garage exterior This is the exterior of a townhome I was asked to inspect. During the inspection, I ran into a neighbor who told me that the roof of another garage, identical to the one pictured above two buildings down, had collapsed the previous winter under a snow load. […]

Exterior Design Features

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Exterior Design Features by Nick Gromicko Decks, porches, balconies, verandas and patios are outdoor architectural elements that are often confused with one another. An explanation of their intended use, history and design allow for useful distinctions, although a certain degree of exception and overlap is unavoidable.   Decks   A deck is a large, raised […]