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4 Simple Checks for Winter Savings

By | November 27th, 2012|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

During the cold winter months, homeowners in most of the country find it necessary to turn on the heaters to keep warm. You can save energy when heating your home by taking the time to winterize for maximum energy savings. Create a Winter Plan Due to increasing energy costs, winter heating will consume an increasingly [...]

Radon Risks

By | August 16th, 2012|Radon|

The Risk of Living With Radon Scientists are more certain about radon risks than from most other cancer-causing substances. Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to [...]

Radon – Myths and Facts

By | August 16th, 2012|Radon|

Radon Myths MYTH: Scientists aren't sure radon really is a problem. FACT: Although some scientists dispute the precise number of deaths due to radon, all the major health organizations (like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association) agree with estimates that radon causes thousands of preventable [...]

Radon Facts

By | August 7th, 2012|Radon|

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon [...]

Power Failure Plan

By | July 9th, 2012|Maintenance|

Having a power failure plan to protect your home from a blackout has become a necessity today.  According to one study, 75 percent of U.S. homeowners experienced a power outage each year. So how do you protect yourself from these power failure problems? By setting up backup power systems to protect mission-critical appliances from damage [...]

Careers at HIP

By | June 29th, 2012|Company Information|

RESIDENTIAL INSPECTOR Home Inspection Professionals is currently recruiting a new addition to our team as a Residential Inspector. The successful candidate will directly contribute to the company's continued growth and success. This position has a three month paid training program with part-time work opportunity that will develop into a full-time position based on business growth, [...]

Horrible Hornets

By | June 26th, 2012|Infestations & Pests, Seasonal Information|

Hornets are among the most troublesome pests that homeowners can encounter. Their stings can be extremely painful—even deadly for those who are allergic to their venom. If you find hornets on your property, take these steps to help get rid of them safely. Eliminate protein sources. Hornets are attracted to protein-rich food sources such as [...]

Simple Summer Tasks

By | June 26th, 2012|Seasonal Information|

Whether you’re cooling off indoors or working on your tan, take the time to perform some simple, routine home maintenance. Rising temperatures and sunny days make summer an ideal season for getting work done around the house. You’ll have a safer home if you catch problems and wear-and-tear before they become hazards.  Keeping Cool Inside [...]

Top 5 Spring Fix-Its

By | April 3rd, 2012|Seasonal Information|

It's Time to Repair and Refresh!  Forget May flowers, for most homeowners April showers bring rust, clogged rain gutters and all manner of sticky doors and windows. To help you solve these troubles, here are some sure-fire solutions to common spring problems. They're easy enough to tackle in a weekend so you can spend more [...]

Spring Cleaning

By | April 3rd, 2012|Seasonal Information|

Spring has sprung and while we often think of "Spring Cleaning", it's important to consider the Exterior of your home.  After protecting and keeping you warm during the long winter, your house could use a little massage.  Preventative maintenance is crucial to the value of your home.  How do you keep the place in Tip-Top [...]