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Have Your Furnace Inspected with Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: September 28, 2009 by in Blog, Maintenance/Safety
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Have your home heating system inspected to avoid freezing this winter.  The last thing you want in the cold winter is to not have any heat!  A maintenance check by a qualified heating contractor could be all that is needed to ensure that you have adequate heat for your family. A furnace usually involves the following: 1.  The thermostat calibration -A faulty or improperly installed thermostat could  keep the home from reaching its adequate room temperatures. 2.  The blower.  A 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 ...

Where Is Lead Found – with Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: August 14, 2009 by in Blog
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Where lead is found In general, the older your home, the more likely it has lead-based paint. At Louisville Home Inspections we can test your home for lead based paint by taking a sample of the suspected area. We serve all of Southern Indiana and Louisville Kentucky. •·         Paint. Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. The federal government banned lead-based paint from housing in 1978. Some states stopped its use even earlier. Lead can be found: In homes in Continue Reading ...

How Temperature Affects Your Heating System – Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: August 7, 2009 by in Buying/Selling
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The heating system may not be tested at the time of inspection if temperature conditions do not allow the system to be operated normally (during warm weather months we will not operate the heating system)  Systems are not dismantled.  The system type(forced air, hydronic, convection) and fuel type (gas, oil, electric) will be reported.  The operating status of the heating system can change over a period of time.  To assure operating status has not changed since date of inspection, we Continue Reading ...

Mortgage Credits with Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: July 2, 2009 by in Buying/Selling
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After you've bought your new home, the moving in is over with and your finally settled in, don't forget to file your mortgage credits. Mortgage credits are deductions and credits that you can file at the court house that will save you money on your property taxes. You must file them after financing your mortgage even if your only refinancing an existing mortgage. Following is a list of mortgage exemption that are available in Indiana. Homestead Credit- Given to an individual who owns and Continue Reading ...

Septic Tank Maintenance with Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: May 14, 2009 by in Blog
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Septic Systems 1. Have your septic system inspected at least every three years. 2.Pump your septic tank as needed (generally every three to five years). 3.Don't dispose of household hazardous wastes in sinks or toilets. 4. Keep other household items, such as dental floss, feminine hygiene products,  diapers, and cat litter out of your system. 5. Use water efficiently. 6.Plant only grass over and near your septic system. Roots from nearby trees or shrubs might clog and damage the Continue Reading ...

Facts About Lead Paint with Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: May 7, 2009 by in Blog
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Facts about lead Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies.  You can get lead in your body by breathing or swallowing lead dust, or by eating soil or paint chips containing lead.  You have many options for reducing lead hazards. In most cases, lead-based paint that is in good condition is not a hazard.  Removing lead-based paint improperly can increase the danger to your family. Continue Reading ...