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Silent Destroyers: Tips to Spot Termites and Prevent Infestation

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There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname "silent destroyers." Five billion reasons, in fact. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage they leave behind is not typically covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. How to spot termites (Termite Continue Reading ...

Allergens and Indoor Air Quality: 4 Steps to a Healthier Home

Posted on: July 31, 2017 by in Inspection Discoveries
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(BPT) - When at home, you're probably relaxing, playing with the kids or tackling chores. What you aren't likely doing is thinking about the air you're breathing. Unfortunately, the reality is poor indoor air quality in residential spaces is a major problem. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission points to a growing body of scientific evidence that the air within homes can be more polluted than the outdoor air in large, industrialized cities. In fact, EPA (Environmental Continue Reading ...

Crawlspace Hazards With Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: September 9, 2014 by in Inspection Discoveries, Maintenance/Safety
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Your Southern Indiana & Louisville, Kentucky home inspection company, Certainty Home Inspections, is pleased to share with you crawlspace hazards and inspection Article by Nick Gromicko Crawlspaces are host to a large number of conditions that may harm the house, homeowners, or inspectors.  Never enter a crawlspace without proper personal protective equipment. Crawlspaces are notorious for the nasty discoveries made there by inspectors, and it isn't hard to figure out why; for one Continue Reading ...

Animals In The Attic?

Posted on: April 24, 2010 by in Inspection Discoveries
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Nest in Attic:   This picture was taken during a New Albany home inspectionAt this time of the year, before it becomes too hot outside, take the time to go into your attic to see what's in it. Although you may have storage items in your attic, that may not be all there is. Recently, we were on a home inspection in New Albany when we found a huge nest in the attic. Nest in attic are  usually caused by either a squirrel or birds nesting in the attic that have found access to your Continue Reading ...

Asbestos Dangers with Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: March 8, 2010 by in Inspection Discoveries
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In Indiana & Kentucky, Asbestos is still a concern for this Indiana Home Inspector! If you have questions on asbestos, don't hesitate to call us with your questions at 1-866-417-9591 or schedule your home inspection online today! Certainty Home Inspections performs inspections in Southern Indiana and Louisville area. Learn more from Louisville Home Inspection about asbestos dangers. What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is made from fibrous minerals and was widely used in many products because of Continue Reading ...

Damage From Carpenter Ants – Louisville Home Inspection Tip

Posted on: February 16, 2010 by in Inspection Discoveries
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Carpenter ant damage in styrofoam insulation. When this is happening you can hear the ants chewing the insulation and spitting it out. This is one of the things t hat show that carpenter ants do not digest the material that they are chewing. They do the same thing in wood. They are making galleries where they can put their larvae and pupa until they hatch out into ants. This kind of damage has now been found in Icynene Insulation. Carpenter ants certainly have the ability to chew Continue Reading ...

Louisville Home Inspector Tells About Overgrown Vegetation

Posted on: February 15, 2010 by in Inspection Discoveries
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Keeping vegetation trimmed back from a structure helps avoid moisture related concerns, staining of the siding and keeps thieves from having a place to hide. Avoid promoting insect infestation by keeping the shrubs trimmed around your home. By removing these unwanted shrubs and trees, you'll give your home the ventilation it needs to avoid these unwanted problems, keeping your home safe. Your Louisville home inspector will most likely point this minor problem out to you when you have your home Continue Reading ...

Louisville Home Inspector Talks About Brick Wall Veneer

Posted on: February 15, 2010 by in Inspection Discoveries
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Masonry brick adds value to a home because it has a solid, durable reputation, however many brick homes built within the last few decades aren't actually constructed of brick. Though solid-brick homes are sturdy, they are very expensive include lots of labor. Brick veneer was created for this reason. Brick Versus Brick Veneer? Most importantly, it is not a structural element of the home. True "brick homes" are constructed block-upon-block to hold up the house, whereas brick veneer siding Continue Reading ...

Snakes In Attic – Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: September 11, 2009 by in Inspection Discoveries
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SSSSOOOO! What's living in your attic? Do you have an automatic mouse exterminator calling himself "At Home"  or maybe its a bird or squirrel building nests and saying this is it, my new home!   Its not uncommon  in Indiana and Kentucky to find nesting, snake skins or other unwanted pests inattics.  Whatever it is, when Louisville Home Inspections inspects your attic, your sure to know that the problem exists.  If the attic is accessible, we'll inspect it and tell you exactly what we Continue Reading ...