11th Month Internachi Warranty Inspection

Most builders offer a one-year warranty on a new home. We’ll come out during the 11th month and perform a full home inspection before the builder’s warranty expires. Our non-invasive inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the...

Monitored and Non-Monitored Smoke Alarms

Monitored and Non-Monitored Smoke Alarms One of the many advantages of a monitored, low voltage smoke detector is that it is monitored through your existing burglar alarm system.  In the event of a fire, or the presence of smoke, an activation signal is sent...

Smoke Alarms

A 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: Although most newer homes...

Closet Lighting

People don’t often think about the fire risks posed by the light in their clothes closet, but it’s one of the few places in the house where a source of high heat can get too close to flammable materials.  I come across this problem often in early 20th century homes. ...

Part 2 of 4 – Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Potential Sources of Carbon Monoxide Any fuel-burning appliances which are malfunctioning or improperly installed can be a source of CO, such as: furnaces; stoves and ovens; water heaters; dryers; room and space heaters; fireplaces and wood stoves; charcoal grills;...

Part 1 of 4 – Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that forms from incomplete combustion of fuels, such as natural or liquefied petroleum gas, oil, wood or coal. Facts and Figures 480 U.S. residents died between 2001 and 2003 from non-fire-related...

Nightlights

  A nightlight is a small, low-powered electrical light source placed for comfort or convenience in indoor areas that become dark at night. Facts and Figures Before they were powered electrically, nightlights were usually long-burning candles placed in fireproof metal...