Why You Need to Be Deck Certified

Now that summer is almost here you’ll be planning parties and get-togethers on your deck. But you need to make sure that deck can hold the number of people who will be partying on it. Homeowners and landlords alike should have their decks inspected to avoid injury and liability. Why You Need to Be Deck […]
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Home Repair Rip-Offs

Now that summer is almost upon us, home repair scam artists will be hitting the streets trying to steal your hard-earned money. As a way of preventing these scams, we’d like to provide you with the following helpful article by Nick Gromicko for the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Home Repair Rip-Offs Homeowners […]
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Air Quality in the Home

Air Quality in the Home 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 in household products and furnishings, […]
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How to Prevent a House Fire

How To Prevent a House Fire Seven Methods: Checking the House Checking and Safe Use of Household Items Kitchen Safety Taking Care in Daily Activities Outdoor Safety Pet Safety Installing Fire Prevention Tools and Teaching Fire Safety House fires kill and injure thousands yearly, and cost many more their valued possessions and memories. Here are […]
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The Facts About Clothes Dryer Exhaust Systems

The Facts About Clothes Dryer Exhaust Systems Remember the old adage about the shoemaker’s children going without shoes? There was a little bit of that going on in my household before this busy home inspector became aware our clothes dryer was taking a long time to dry a load of clothes, actually taking two and […]
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Top 10 Reasons to get a Home Inspection

Happy Holidays from all of the folks here at RJ Home Inspections! If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the New Year start it off right by making sure it is inspected by a certified and trained professional. Here are the top 10 reasons to get a home inspection before you […]
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Home Inspections: What to Do Before Selling This Spring

With the spring home buying season rapidly approaching, home inspections are a must — for the seller. “If you have maintained your home while living there it will be a smoother [buyer’s] inspection,” says Bryan Felder, a broker with The Virginia Realty Group in Chantilly, Va. It’s not a bad idea to do a home […]
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Time for Critical Chimney and Fireplace Home Inspections

  Time for Critical Chimney and Fireplace Home Inspections “We educate home inspectors and home owners all year long about the necessity of chimney and fireplace inspections, and National Chimney Safety Week increases awareness as we head into the upcoming seasonal concerns,” says Frances L. Kelly, Executive Director, Chimney Safety Institute of America and National […]
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