February 5, 2019

When Tom Hanks and his co-star, Shelley Long, rush to buy a house in the 1986 film The Money Pit, they only find out that they’ve bought a bad property after the sale is finalized. The movie makes a comedy out of new homeowners’ biggest fear: That the dream house they’...

January 8, 2019

It might sound like something from a superhero movie, but radon can be a serious problem in high levels, and it could be present in your home.

What is radon?

Radon is an invisible, odorless radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United Sta...

November 12, 2018

Buying a home whether for the first time or the tenth time is always exciting. It always feels like you are opening a new chapter in your life but do not let yourself be deceived by the looks. It is easy to get swept away in the excitement and miss some things. That is...

October 15, 2018

If you are a first-time home buyer you might not realize how important it is to make use of a home inspection company in Birmingham, AL. Many home inspection services do not automatically include testing for household mold, but it is very worth it to get that done. For...

September 28, 2018

We all know that lead is bad for the human body, causing an array of health and growth problems (most noticeable and severely in children). Unfortunately, it was used extensively in the production of paint throughout U.S. history due to its durability and the fact that...

August 28, 2018

Unfortunately, lead poisoning is not caused by listening to Stairway To Heaven too much. Exposure to lead, through lead paint or professional work with batteries and auto repair, can have a devastating impact on the body and mind, especially in children. Many homes inc...

July 31, 2018

There are many aspects of the home buying process that should factor into your decision. Of course, your wishlist should be the important reference when looking for a new home, and things such as a kitchen island, walk-in shower, and lofted ceilings are great things to...

July 26, 2018

Selling a home comes with many uncertainties. Once a seller's home goes under contract, the buyer (in most cases) will ask for an inspection on the home. At this point, many sellers simply cross their fingers and hope the home inspection goes well. Sometimes it does, b...

June 19, 2018

Dealing with lead paint in your home is never easy, always terrifying, and usually very expensive. That's because there are numerous health risks associated with the presence of lead-based paints, and handling these materials requires specific training and certificatio...

May 31, 2018

A home inspection isn't just for someone about to buy or sell a house; they can be invaluable for those who just want to maintain their current home. 

A home inspection can tell you whether or not you need things like roofing repair or lead paint removal. It can also...

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