Asbestos Abatement Guide

The Mesothelioma Center recently sent us Your Guide to Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company, and we wanted Asbestos Abatement Guide as a free resource. Enjoy!

Asbestos.com also has more information and resources for those dealing with the harmful, home-hidden substance.

Thumbtack Top Pro 2018 for Cary

Thumbtack recently honored us as a “Top Pro 2018” for Cary, NC.

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Check out our ratings on reviews at Thumbtack.

What is a Certified Master Inspector?

We hope this video helps:

Testimonials? Here?

Did you know we have a testimonials page? It’s like this picture, but with words.

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Check it out here. 

How Radon Enters Homes

You’ve heard the horror stories: “Radon causes lung cancer.” Or, to be more precise, “Radon is linked with lung cancer.” It’s scary; so what can you do?

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One easy step is to understand how radon enters homes. There are four ways:

  1. Designed openings in floors and walls: Windows and doors allow air into living spaces by design.
  2. Permeable flooring and wall materials: Materials such as concrete, brick, wood, vinyl, and tile are not airtight.
  3. Structural cracks: Defects in home appear over time, and settling cracks are common.
  4. Gaps in designed penetrations: Improperly sealed pipes, pits, and drains allow air into the living space.

You can deal with #3-4 with repairs, but #1-2 require a radon mitigation system in place.

Safe Home Book

We have a new “Safe Home Book” featured on our CertifiedMasterInspector.org. Download, print, and use freely, with our compliments:

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Garage Interiors

This older garage has storage, outlets, three doors, even a wood stove!

Garage Overhead Door

Here we test a garage overhead door for two safety features:

An Older Chimney and Improper Cricket

Here we inspect from a ranch roof and find an older chimney with an interesting diverter:

Thumbtack’s “Top Pro” Honors for 2017

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We were recently honored as a Top Pro on Thumbtack for Cary, NC, for the year July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.  We recommend their site for connecting directly with service providers.

Thanks, Thumbtack!