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Spring Flooding and How to Protect Your Home

Moisture intrusion is one of the greatest threats to a home’s health, and during spring, the risk of this damage is most significant, with snowmelts and heavy rainfall continually looming. Homeowners must ensure their home is protected to manage water year-round, even though springtime poses the most significant risk for water-related issues.

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What is a Home Inventory? (And Why You Need One)

Can you name everything you own in your home off the top of your head? It’s likely more difficult than expected, and you be surprised by the number of items you own. The average American home contains around 300,000 items. The longer time lived at a residence; the more things are accumulated.

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Deck Safety Tips: Getting Ready for Warmer Weather

Decks provide a fantastic setting to enjoy the outdoors and entertain friends and family. While decks offer a great place to unwind and enjoy the outdoors, you will want to make sure they are in top shape, so enjoyment doesn’t get cut short due to an accident. Collapses and failures of decks, porches, and balconies accounted for about 2,900 injuries between 2016 and 2019.

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Experiencing Las Vegas at InspectionWorld 2023

InspectionWorld 2023 returns on Sunday, January 29 to Wednesday, February 1, 2023, as a live in-person conference at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas has something for everyone. With the Las Vegas Strip serving as the backdrop for the conference, attendees can enjoy endless amenities in addition to gaining Continuing Education credits at InspectionWorld 2023 sessions.

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"Where's John?" May Update

I was privileged to attend the California Real Estate Inspection Association conference on April 21-24, 2022. Over 150 inspectors made to trip to Sacramento. There was an electric buzz in the air as inspectors gathered for the first in-person event since the Covid shutdowns.

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Why Deck Safety Should be Top of Mind

With more than 50 million residential decks in the US, it is estimated that 30 million decks are past their useful life and need to be replaced or repaired, according to the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). A significant percentage of decks are missing key components, are poorly constructed, lack proper maintenance, and have significant safety issues.