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Radon is a Cancer Causing Radioactive Gas

  You cannot see, smell or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading...

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Maintain Your Chimney and Fireplace

On a cold winter night, nothing makes a home cozier than a warm, friendly fire in the fireplace. However, without a little “pre-fire” maintenance, that cozy fire could turn your home into an inferno. Keep your home fires burning safely with these tips on chimney and...

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Infrared Thermal Imaging

Pro-Check Home Inspections includes infrared thermal imaging in each of our inspections. It is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows us to show our clients things about their home that can't be revealed using conventional inspection methods. A properly...

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Attic Access Pull-Down Stairs:

An attic pull-down ladder is a collapsible ladder that’s permanently attached to the attic floor. It’s used to access the attic without being required to use a portable ladder, which can be unstable, as well as inconvenient. It’s typical for the homeowner, rather than...

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Today’s Home tip: Roofs

Roofs: Because any roof can leak, you should monitor and maintain the condition of your roof. I recommend that all roofs be checked periodically as part of a routine home maintenance plan. Homeowner maintenance includes cleaning the leaves and debris from the roof’s...

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Do I really Need A Home Inspection?

Before you buy a home, one of the things you should do is to have the home checked out by a professional home inspector. Buying a home is expensive. So why would you choose to fork over another $300 if you're not required to? In this post, I'll touch into why you...

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10 Things Sellers Can Do To Prepare For A Home Inspection

1. Clean the House This sounds so simple yet home owners often overlook this tactic. Home inspectors are people first and inspectors second. As people, they carry preconceived ideas of how well a home has been maintained. Clean homes say you care and take care of the...

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Safe Deck Railings & Stairs

Safe Deck Railings & Stairs Here are some basic rules for steps: • Most deck stairs have open risers (the vertical space between stairs) that are not safe for children. Risers may be open, but should not allow the passage of a sphere 4 inches in diameter. • It’s...

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Today’s Home Tip: GFCI’s

It is estimated that about 300 deaths by electrocution occur every year, so the use of GFCIs has been adopted in new construction, and recommended as an upgrade in older construction, in order to mitigate the possibility of injury or fatality from electric shock....

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Jay Birkholz

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Colo Springs, CO. 80936-6652

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