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Hazardous Plants Around Your Home: Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

The Dangers of Poisonous Plant Species In almost all suburban and rural regions of the United States and Canada, home owners run the risk of developing potentially debilitating, allergic symptoms from exposure to urushiol-secreting plants. This potent, clear oil causes an itching rash (called contact dermatitis) in 350,000 people each year, but these numbers can […]

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Pressure-Assist Toilets

What are Pressure-Assisted Toilets, and How do they Work? As Pressure-Assisted toilets become more common, especially in newer and updated homes, homeowners should know how they work. Pressure-assist toilets are water-efficient alternatives to standard, gravity toilets. The first pressure-assist toilet was developed in 1984 in response to concerns over water shortages, and they have become […]

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Elements of an Energy-Efficient House

Designing and Building An Energy-Efficient Home? There are many conformations that home builders need to take into account when considering energy source installation. Many people don’t believe their homes would be able to benefit from low-cost energy alternatives. However, at Home Inspections Plus, we believe that any house style can be made to require relatively […]

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Increasing Home Energy Efficiency

Tips to Increase Your Home’s Energy Effeciency Home Inspections Plus advises that energy-efficient homes require less energy to perform household functions than homes that are less energy-efficient. There are many adjustments that homeowners can make to reduce the amount of energy required by their homes. Interesting facts about energy consumption in the United States and […]

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Fire Extinguisher Maintenance and Inspection

Fire extinguishers are devices commonly found indoors and are used to douse fire and prevent its spread. They are small metal canisters that contain compressed gas (usually nitrogen) that, when activated, propel a directed spray of flame-retardant chemicals. Fire extinguishers are only effective if building occupants understand where and why they are used. Fire Type […]

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Fall-Arrest Systems

Fall-arrest systems provide protection for roof workers. Various forms of safety equipment are available, and guidelines are used to ensure they are installed and used properly. More than 6 million people work at approximately 250,000 construction sites across the United States every day. Inspectors are likely to find fall-arrest systems at these locations, as well as […]

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