How Agents Can Limit Their Liability with Regard to Home Inspections

by Joe Ferry, Esq., and Nick Gromicko, CMI®, InterNACHI Founder In a world where litigation is the preferred method of resolving even the most minor conflicts, it should come as no surprise to real estate agents that they are increasingly finding themselves named as defendants in lawsuits wherein purchasers of residential real estate are claiming … Read more

Disadvantages of Solar Energy

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® While the considerable advantages offered by solar energy move some proponents to ignore the budding technology’s comparatively minor flaws, these imperfections must be acknowledged, lest their resolutions be stalled. We should take an honest look at the system’s disadvantages and seek to refine solar energy systems into a truly environmentally friendly alternative.  … Read more

Advantages of Solar Energy

Solar Panels

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® Solar energy offers considerable advantages over conventional energy systems by nullifying flaws in those systems long considered to be unchangeable. Solar power for home energy production has its flaws, too, which are outlined in another article, but they’re dwarfed by the advantages listed below.  The following are advantages of solar energy: Granted, … Read more

Basic Waterproofing for Basements

Moldy Basement

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® Water Damage Concerns Basements are typically the area of a structure most at risk for water damage because they are located below grade and surrounded by soil.  Soil releases water it has absorbed during rain or when snow melts, and the water can end up in the basement through leaks or cracks. … Read more

15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

Toolbox

The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask us during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.  1.  Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient household problems that you will face. With a plunger on hand, however, you can … Read more

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos Mitigation

What Is Asbestos? Asbestos minerals are made up of fine, durable fibers and are resistant to heat, fire and many chemicals. Asbestos was used in a slew of everyday products, from building materials to fireproof protective gear. It is now widely known that exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a fatal cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, as well as other cancers and lung-related illnesses.

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