Water Heaters

Water Heaters A water heater is an appliance that heats potable water and supplies heated water to the home’s plumbing distribution system.  Most tanks are insulated steel cylinders with an enamel coating on the inner surface. They are…

Maintenance of Your Roof Covering

Weathering Hail and/or storm damage, referred to as weathering, can easily deteriorate a roof’s finish despite the fact that you haven’t lost any shakes or shingles after having a storm. It is the most prevalent reason for external…
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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…
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Exterior Vinyl Siding

  Vinyl siding is the form of exterior cladding that home inspectors are likely to encounter most frequently.  Homeowners, remodeling contractors and builders often choose vinyl siding as an alternative to wood and aluminum because…
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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…
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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…

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 theirattics without being required to carry a portable ladder.   Common…

Basic Tools Homeowners Should Own

      The following items are basic tools home owners should own, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask a CINC inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.   1. …