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Air Duct Maintenance

Air Duct Maintenance Do you really need to pay good money to have your air ducts cleaned? The short answer is “probably not.” But before you call up dad to chant “I told you so,” it’s important to understand why you probably don’t need to do it — and why we just italicized “probably.” (Because

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Caulking Around Doors and Windows

Caulking Around Doors and Windows Before You Start Caulking should be applied when the temperature is above 45 F with low humidity. Also, caulking may take up to 24 hours to fully dry. The best time to apply caulk is in the spring or fall when there is no rain

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Cooling Equipment Maintenance

Cooling Equipment Maintenance You wouldn’t drive your car 100,000 miles without changing the oil. The same logic holds true for your home comfort system. Regular HVAC preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance. Pre-season maintenance is also important. It can help to avoid a

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What is EIFS? Home Inspector training Texas

What is EIFS?

What is EIFS? In the United States the International Building Code and ASTM International define Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) as a nonload bearing, exterior wall cladding system that consists of an insulation board attached either adhesively or mechanically, or both, to the substrate; an integrally reinforced base coat; and a textured protective finish coat.[10]

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Legal Issues Stemming from EIFS

Legal Issues Stemming from EIFS EIFS systems have been the subject of several lawsuits, mostly related to the installation process and failure of the system causing moisture buildups and subsequent mold growth. The most notable case concerned the former San Martin, California courthouse. This case was settled for 12 million dollars.] The

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The Importance of Septic Inspections for a Healthy Home

The Importance of Septic Inspections for a Healthy Home Introduction Maintaining a healthy home involves several crucial aspects, and one that should never be overlooked is the regular inspection of your septic system. These inspections play a vital role in ensuring the proper functioning of your septic system, helping you

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Eco-Friendly, Energy-Efficient Homes Attract Buyers

Eco-Friendly, Energy-Efficient Homes Attract Buyers Are you planning to sell your house? If so, you may be surprised to hear just how much buyers value energy efficiency and eco-friendly features today. This is especially true as summer officially kicks off. In fact, the 2023 Realtors and Sustainability Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows 48% of

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