Archive for January, 2010

Cleaning Moisture In The Attic With Home Inspectors Huntley IL Help

Posted on: January 27, 2010 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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Three posts in a row about the attic. That seems a little odd since most people have probably never even seen their attic. Maybe that is why it is important that we touch on some of the most common causes of attic moisture. Moisture in the attic can cause issues in your home that you don’t want to deal with if you don’t have to. The most common of these issues is mold, but there is also a possibility of stains, damage and leaks to the ceilings of rooms below the attic. Damage from both of Continue Reading ...

Considering Attic Repair With The Help Of Home Inspector Huntley IL

Posted on: January 20, 2010 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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Last week we talked about the importance of having insulation in your attic. This week we would like to discuss something totally different. Something you shouldn’t have in your attic. That something would be wildlife. Wildlife does not belong in your attic. Whether there are raccoons, opossum, squirrels, birds, bats or bees in your attic, they need to be permanently removed. Probably one of the most unnerving scenarios to have happen during a home inspection is to open the attic entrance Continue Reading ...

Importance Of Attic Insulation According To Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: January 13, 2010 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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The amount of insulation you have in your attic can have a direct impact on the amount of cash you pay to heat and cool your home. I don’t know about you, but I would rather spend my money on something fun! So how do you know if you have enough insulation in your attic? I could go into a lot of details with graphs and charts and talk about R-values and other technical terms, but what fun would that be? With the recent weather we have had in Northern Illinois, the easiest way to tell if you Continue Reading ...

Understanding Creosote With Home Inspectors Huntley IL Help

Posted on: January 6, 2010 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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When a wood fire burns, it releases unburned gases. These unburned gases tend to condensate on the chimney liner or flue tile and form a tarry or glazed substance called creosote. Creosote can become dangerous if it is allowed to accumulate in the chimney where it becomes a fuel source for a potential chimney fire. A chimney fire can occur when the built-up creosote is ignited by extreme heat from the fireplace. The March 1990 Home & Hearth Magazine puts this all in good perspective. Continue Reading ...