Monthly Archives: June 2017

Converting to a Tankless Water Heater

By | 2017-07-29T16:25:48+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Home Maintenance, Home Reference, How to|

New Rheem tankless water heater made by Paloma In this article we will cover the process, parts, materials and tools needed to install a tankless (a.k.a. on-demand) water heater. In this case, we will be replacing an older 50-gallon electric tank type water heater with a new, high efficiency, gas fired, tankless unit. [...]

13 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Home Inspection Company

By | 2017-10-05T20:09:55+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Essential Reading, Home Inspection|

Most people, understandably, start interviewing home inspectors by asking "How much do you charge?" While it's important to know this information, it's not the most important, and certainly not the only question you should ask in order to make an informed decision in choosing your Home Inspector. Keep in mind that home inspections are not [...]

Healthy Housing Reference Manual

By | 2017-08-05T16:26:28+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Home Maintenance, Home Reference, Home Safety|

The Healthy Housing Reference Manual, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addresses many common home health and safety issues. It is a free document available here for viewing or download in a pdf format (Hint: Download and open in Acrobat Reader for active Table-of-Content links which make the document much more readable). [...]

What Really Matters in Your Houston Home Inspection

By | 2017-07-29T16:35:43+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Essential Reading, Home Inspection|

Are you in the process of buying a new home? Purchasing a new home is exciting. However, it can also bring stress and anxiety as you try to make sure that you are making a sound decision and safe investment in your family's future. One of the best tools to help you in the decision-making [...]

Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

By | 2017-07-31T16:12:33+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Home Inspection, Home Maintenance, Home Safety|

Carbon Monoxide Hazards Carbon monoxide has been dubbed"The Silent Killer" for good reason. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless, remaining virtually undetectable to humans until injury or death occur. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, during the period from 1999–2010, a total of 5,149 deaths from unintentional, non-fire related, carbon monoxide poisoning [...]

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

By | 2017-07-31T16:11:19+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Home Inspection, Home Maintenance, Home Safety|

Smoke Alarms Smoke detectors and smoke alarms are proven life savers. There are more than 300,000 residential fires every year. When there are functional smoke alarms in the house, families gain valuable time to escape.The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that fire is the second leading cause of unintentional death in the [...]