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Ventless In Virginia Beach

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Occasionally during a home inspection in Virginia Beach we will find what is known as a ventless fireplace. Ventless fireplaces, more accurately known as duct-free fireplaces¬†and room-venting fireplaces, are a type of residential gas-heating device.¬†Ventless fireplaces are preferred because they burn at nearly 100% efficiency, release far less harmful gasses than most other heating alternatives, […]

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Is Safety Inconvenient?

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Sometimes at a home inspection I just wonder, WHY? The installation of these garage door sensors are not what manufacturers had in mind. Is safety really that inconvenient? Presumably, the owners could not get the sensors to line up, so this was the best solution they could come up with. Since 1992, garage doors manufactured […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspector Looks In The Attic

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Recently on more than one Virginia Beach home inspection I have test the bathroom ventilation fans as usual and went about my inspection. Bathroom ventilation systems are designed to exhaust odors and moist air to the home’s exterior. A typical ventilation system consists of a ceiling fan unit connected to a duct that terminates at […]

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