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Mold and Your House: The Basics

Mold! It’s an issue that nobody really wants to talk about, but mold can have a huge impact on your home and quality of life. Beyond unpleasant appearances and odors, mold can cause a variety of health problems in your home, including allergies, rashes, fatigue, and in some extreme cases, even seizures. Although not all [...]

March 4th, 2016|Prevention, Safety Hazards, Upkeep|0 Comments

Winter Weather Checklist

With winter in full swing, it’s important to know how to protect your home from the cold temperatures and winter storms ahead. As always, it’s much better to be prepared than to discover costly damage to your home when spring rolls around. Here’s a checklist to get you started! Check your chimney and fireplace. If [...]

January 28th, 2016|Prevention, Safety Hazards, Upkeep|0 Comments

How To Avoid Holiday Hazards

While the holidays are a beautiful and festive time, they’re also a time of the year when many home accidents happen. In fact, the holiday season alone accounts for nearly 1/3 of all home fires, and they’re often the most severe. However, worry shouldn’t ruin the season for you. By following these safety tips, you [...]

December 2nd, 2015|Prevention, Safety Hazards|0 Comments

Should I test for radon during my home inspection?

Radon – most of us have heard of it but don’t necessarily know what it is. However, much like carbon monoxide and other potential home dangers, it’s important to have radon tests conducted, especially during a home inspection.   What exactly is radon? So first things first, what exactly is radon? Radon is a radioactive [...]

November 24th, 2015|Home Inspections, Prevention, Safety Hazards|0 Comments

Carbon Monoxide: How to Protect Yourself

  Carbon monoxide. It’s a scary phrase that most of us know is bad news, but not everyone knows exactly what it is or how to detect it in their home. However, it’s important to be educated about this all-too-common problem and how a home inspector, like the ones here at J & J, can [...]

August 20th, 2015|Home Inspections, Prevention, Safety Hazards|0 Comments

Preparing Your Home for Vacation

Going on vacation this summer?  There are a lot of things you have to think about -- what you should pack, what you should do, which hotel you should stay at.  But don't forget about protecting your home while you're gone!  Here are some of our best tips for taking care of your biggest investment: [...]

June 13th, 2015|Safety Hazards|0 Comments