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The 5-Point Outdoor Winterization Checklist

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by in Home Maintenance
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  Brought to you by Atlantic Building Inspections As temperatures drop, you're reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it's important to take some winterization steps to ensure your home is ready for whatever the season brings. This five-point checklist will help safeguard your home against winter's woes for another year. Continue Reading ...

7 Projects To Help Your Home Weather The Winter

Posted on: December 11, 2017 by in Home Maintenance
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Helpful Information from Atlantic Building Inspections If chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ensure your home weathers the winter safely and efficiently. “Winterizing is definitely an important way to protect a home from the ravages of snow, ice, and Continue Reading ...

Roof Repair: Mind The Gaps, Banish The Squirrels

Posted on: December 4, 2017 by in Home Maintenance
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An Article Courtesy of Atlantic Building Inspections Cold can aggravate a roof issue and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Magazine estimates the average roofing replacement costs over $20,000. So, whether you’ve already noticed signs of wear on your roof or just want more “overhead” peace of mind, pay special attention to two seemingly small aspects of the roof that homeowners often overlook: Gaps: Seal Continue Reading ...

4 Laundry Personalities: Where Do You Fit?

Posted on: October 23, 2017 by in Home Maintenance
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Helpful Information From Atlantic Building Inspections Chic, trendy, sporty, bohemian, sophisticated, fun, classic — you probably have a clear vision of your fashion and style personality. But do you know your laundry personality? How you wash the clothes you wear is every bit as personal and unique to you as the clothes themselves. Knowing your laundry personality could help ease the load and make the chore easy and fail-proof. A quarter of American households say Continue Reading ...

HVAC Energy-Efficiency Terms

Posted on: October 16, 2017 by in Home Maintenance
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Brought to you by Atlantic Building Inspections Whether you’re looking to lower heating and cooling costs, or have a passion for protecting the environment, maximizing the energy efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is a smart move. The more energy efficient your system, the less you’ll spend running it every year, and the smaller your home’s environmental footprint will be. Efficiency ratings are intended to help you decide which products are best for Continue Reading ...

Solving The Nation’s Water Problems

Posted on: October 2, 2017 by in Home Maintenance
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Brought to you by Atlantic Building Inspections Cooking dinner, washing dishes, showering and flushing toilets — these are daily activities for most Americans. If you did any of these in the last 24 hours, you’ve contributed to the roughly 355 billion gallons of water that are used each day in this country. Water is our most basic, physical need, but it’s also one many people take for granted. While most Americans are fortunate enough not to know a world where they don’t have access to Continue Reading ...

Home Innovations that Protect Against Moisture

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Brought to you by your friends from Atlantic Building Inspections There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice. Unique fasteners add longevity to Continue Reading ...

A Room-By-Room Guide To Decluttering Your Home

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Brought to you by your friends from Atlantic Building Inspections Controlling clutter in your home can be a challenge; 48 percent of Americans say their houses are cluttered with stuff they don’t use anymore, according to a survey by ClearVoice Research. Multiple studies have found a cluttered home can negatively affect your mental and physical health, while a cleaner home can make you feel happier and healthier. A UCLA study found mothers in cluttered homes had higher stress levels while Continue Reading ...

Repair or Replace? What To Do With A Worn-Out Cooling System

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  Helpful Information from Atlantic Building Inspections Sooner or later, every homeowner will face the same tough decision: Can you repair that malfunctioning system or appliance one more time, or is it finally time to replace it? Summer temperatures can heat up the repair-or-replace debate for homeowners living with an older cooling system. To arrive at an answer, you must weigh numerous factors, including which option is more cost-effective over both the long- and short-term, how the Continue Reading ...

Six Factors Driving The Cost Of Your New HVAC System

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More than half of homes in the U.S were built before 1980, according to U.S. Census figures. With most home heating and ventilation systems lasting around 20 years, millions of American homeowners will be looking at replacing their HVAC systems this year. If you’ll be among them, understanding the factors that influence the cost of a system could help save you money in the long run. “The cost of HVAC systems can vary widely, and most people who face replacing a system have never gone Continue Reading ...