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Ice Dams

With Mother Nature's wintry grip arrives a phenomenon which can cause significant damage to your home, roof, insulation, walls and ceilings if left unchecked.  The condition is known as Ice Damming.

WHAT IS AN ICE DAM?

Tips to keep your pipes from freezing and bursting

Disclosure...a tricky subject

Home Energy inspections coming soon!!

10 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

Carpenter Bees

 

This little hole, less than the diameter of a dime, and perfectly round was likely created by a carpenter bee.  Examine your home and it's exterior for these telltale holes.  Often there might also be some remnants of waste products from the insects, which we term "Frass".  This example came from a recent home inspection in Highland Park Illinois.

 

Water Heater Maintenance Procedures

A good quality gas or electric hot water heater unit should last between 6-10 years.  Periodic maintenance of your water heater will help extend the useful lifespan and increase the efficiency of the unit, saving you $$ over the long haul. 

 The following article is credited to homehintsenews.com of Grail Media, LLC :

How to Drain a Water Heater and Check Pressure Relief Valve

Proper Attic Ventilation - Utilizing Baffles or Vent Chutes

A common defect found in my inspections would be inadequate or insufficient attic ventilation.  An improperly vented attic can cause many adverse results including formation of condensation, mold growth, and even structural damage.

 


 

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Grayslake home inspector provides home inspections & mold inspections in Grayslake, Gurnee, Waukegan, Libertyville, Mundelein and surrounding cities. Please contact me at 773-425-8275
 
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