Residential Smoke Alarms

A residential smoke alarm, also known as a smoke detector, is a device that detects smoke and issues an audible sound and/or a visual signal to alert residents to a potential fire. Facts and Figures   According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Almost two-thirds of reported deaths caused by home fires from 2003 to 2006 resulted […]

Falls from Low Windows

Every year, roughly 2.5 million children are treated in the United States for fall-related injuries. Of these, falls from low windows tend to be the most serious and fatal, especially among male toddlers. Older children are more likely to be seriously injured by window falls as summer approaches and they spend more time around the […]

Interior Water Damage-An ounce of prevention

Protect Your Home From Water Damage Water may be essential to life, but, as a destructive force, interior water damage can diminish the value of your home or building. Homes as well as commercial buildings can suffer water damage that results in increased maintenance costs, a decrease in the value of the property, lowered productivity, […]

Attic Pull-down Ladders

Attic pull-down ladders, also called attic pull-down stairways, are collapsible ladders that are permanently attached to the attic floor. Occupants can use these ladders to access their attics without being required to carry a portable ladder.   Common Defects   Homeowners, not professional carpenters, usually install attic pull-down ladders. Evidence of this distinction can be observed in […]

How to Save Money on Home Energy

Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at Certified Inspectors of North Carolina LLC (CINC), we want to discuss how to save money on home energy. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, most of which […]