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Stairways and Safety

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During many Virginia Beach home inspections on common issue encountered is stairway safety. Due to their inherent dangers, as well as unsafe patterns of use by homeowners, stairways are the sites of a surprising number of injuries. A careful assessment of the risks posed by stairways can prevent unnecessary injuries. Facts and Figures 1,638 people […]

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That’s Grandfathered?

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During home inspections in Virginia Beach and probably everywhere else there is a word that comes up every now and then. The word is “grandfathered.” grandfathered in adj. refers to continued use of property as it was when restrictions or zoning ordinances were adopted. I don’t know about you, but my grandfather was a safety conscious […]

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Carbon Monoxide Danger at Virginia Beach Home Inspection

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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 carbon-monoxide poisoning. Most CO exposures occur during the winter months, especially in December (including 56 deaths, […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspector Includes Appliance RecallChek

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Did you know that if a manufacturer designs a dangerous product they MUST recall all those items and FIX THEM FOR FREE! Part of my Virginia Beach home inspection process is collecting model information about the appliances in your house. Safe House Property Inspections sends this infomation to Residential Warranty Services who provides each of […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspector Discusses Emergency Shutoffs

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Emergency Utility Shutoffs  When I perform a home inspection in Virginia Beach one thing I do is to take a picture to include in the home inspection report of the shut off device for the utilities. In an emergency this can save a homeowner a lot of headaches, and money in repairs. Gas Shutoffs    […]

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Fire Prevention Week Reminder From Virginia Beach Home Inspector

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    The Virginia Beach home inspector from Safe House Property Inspections wants to emphasize the SAFE in SAFE HOUSE and remind everyone that this is fire prevention week.

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Portable Generator Dangers

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Here in Virginia Beach and practically the rest of the east coast we are bracing ourselves for a pretty intense hurricane. There is an important thing that needs to be remembered as you prepare yourself and family for this storm. Unfortunately it happens almost every hurricane season. Deaths which are the result of carbon monoxide […]

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Ask the Virginia Beach Home Inspector About Attic Access

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On a number of recent home inspection in Virginia Beach one thing that has been a cause for concern is the installation of pull down ladders for the attic. Sometimes I will find them secured with nothing more than finishing nails or find ladders that do not extend all the way to the floor. Many […]

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Ask the Virginia Beach Home Inspector About Smoke Detectors

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On quite a few home inspections in Virginia Beach lately I have been coming across the same situation. Here are some pictures to illustrate the problem. Now I always suggest changing batteries in smoke detectors when someone moves into their home. Also If the smoke detector is old or original to the home I will […]

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Safety Features Checked in Virginia Beach Home Inspections

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An important safety feature that as a Virginia Beach home inspector I look for in kitchen are anti-tip brackets at the range. Especially if I know that a family with young children will be purchasing the home this is a feature that is very important. The follow article talks about what these devices are and […]

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