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Side Note: Radon Gas & Waterproofing

By | April 17th, 2015|Basements, Mold, Radon, Side Note|

Radon Gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from radium deposits in the earth's crust.  If present in the soil under your home, it can get sucked into your house via the basement or crawl space. DON'T PANIC!  It's fairly common and easy to get rid of. Some people that know "a little", [...]

Formaldehyde Questions and Answers

By | March 27th, 2015|Additional Services, Formaldehyde|

QUESTION:  "What is Formaldehyde and where does it come from? ANSWER:  Formaldehyde is a VOC (Volitle Organic Compound) and is present in many forms and from many sources.  Processes in the upper atmosphere contribute up to 90% of the total formaldehyde in the environment. Formaldehyde is an intermediate in the oxidation (or combustion) of methane [...]

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Formaldehyde

By | March 27th, 2015|Additional Services, Formaldehyde|

How to minimize risks associated with formaldehyde exposure: 1. Establish a no smoking policy in your home. Cigarettes and other tobacco products should not be used inside the home. There are many toxic effects of exposure to cigarette smoke, including exposure to formaldehyde, and evidence continues to mount concerning the health effects associated with cigarette [...]

Spring Thaw

By | March 5th, 2015|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

Each year, Michigan homeowners and businesses are hit with the harsh reality of winter, dealing with everything from snow covered roads and pot holes to slippery driveways and the dreaded NO SCHOOL Snow Days. You can’t change the weather, but we can minimize the toll it may take by implementing a few simple safeguards.  Heating [...]

Concerned about Formaldehyde?

By | March 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Formaldehyde is a Volatile Organic Compound that occurs in nature and is widely used in building products, finishes, and furnishings because of its desirable properties and low cost. Nearly all products made with formaldehyde outgas to some extent, but only a few contribute significantly to indoor air problems. Formaldehyde is used to add permanent press [...]

Ice Dam Dangers

By | March 3rd, 2015|Seasonal Information|

Icicles - Winter can create some beautiful scenes...Bright white snow, glistening frost on the trees.  Even the frozen pond perfect for hockey.  But icicles forming on the edges of your home should send up a warning flag. Icicles hanging from the edges of your home are often the result of an ice dam formed when [...]

Energy Savings

By | November 17th, 2014|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

The Your Energy Savings program offers four ways for you to learn about the energy management opportunities in your home. Each energy audit will help you identify easy to install measures to help reduce your energy use and control your energy costs. Depending on which audit option you choose, you can qualify for a rebate [...]

Could There be Radon in MY HOME?

By | July 29th, 2014|Radon|

The truth is, any home could have a radon problem, whether it's in an area with a high radon potential or an area with a low radon potential, or whether it's old or new, energy-efficient or drafty, built on a slab or built over a basement or crawlspace.  Because it's a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas, [...]

10 Tips to Speed Up Your Inspection

By | April 29th, 2014|Why Do I Need a Home Inspection?|

Ten Tips to Speed Up Your Home Inspection Speed up your home sale by preparing your home ahead of time using the following tips. Your home inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing. Confirm that that the water, electrical and gas services are turned on (including pilot lights). Make sure your pets [...]

What Makes Us Different?

By | September 18th, 2013|Company Information, Why Do I Need a Home Inspection?|

In a word - SERVICE.  Really though, one word just isn't enough...  With over 20 years experience, the team at Home Inspection Professionals strive to provide our clients with professional service and expertise you'd expect. RESPECT & INTEGRITY - We are well respected in the Real Estate Industry - Our responsibility is to you; OUR CLIENT, [...]