Dishwasher High Loop – Common Inspection Defects

The Dishwasher High Loop Poor dishwasher drain line configuration is a common defect found during an inspection.  Thankfully, fixing the dishwasher high loop is typically an easy fix that you can correct in matter of minutes.  If you have no earthly idea what the dishwasher high loop is, or why it’s important, your in the…

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Reverse Polarity Outlets – Common Inspection Defects

Reverse Polarity Outlet

Reverse Polarity Outlets A common defect found when inspecting the electrical system in a home are reverse polarity outlets.  When found, it’s typically a sign of a non-professional repairs completed by a homeowner or an inexperienced handyman. Reverse polarity outlets occur when the hot (black) and neutral (white) wires are flipped. In this situation, the…

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Home Holiday Safety Tips

Christmas Fireplace Safety

The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire and accidents. We recommend that you follow these home holiday safety guidelines to help make your holiday season safer and more enjoyable. Holiday Lighting Use caution with holiday decorations and, whenever possible, choose…

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Three Deadly Mistakes Every Home Buyer Should Avoid

Realtor Buyers Agent

Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it. Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own homes. Buying a home is the smartest financial decision you will ever make. In fact, most homeowners would be broke at…

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Avoid Tragedy by Checking Your Swimming Pool Safety

Swimming Pool Safety

Swimming pools should always be happy places. Unfortunately, each year thousands of American families confront swimming pool tragedies, drownings and near-drownings of young children. At InterNACHI, we want to prevent these tragedies. These are guidelines for pool barriers that can help prevent most submersion incidents involving young children. These guidelines are not intended as the…

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Attached Garage Fire Hazards and Tips to Prevent Them

Detached Garage

The purpose of this article is twofold. First, at InterNACHI, we’d like you to take measures to keep your garage free from fire. Fortunately, there are ways this can be done, some of which are described below. Secondly, garage fires do happen, and we’d like you to make sure that a fire cannot not easily…

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