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Pillar to Post Home Inspectors
We are the largest home inspection company in North America, serving 49 states and 8 Canadian provinces. Pillar To Post is dedicated to providing exceptional service for your clients and offer 3 Home Inspection Packages to better suit their needs.
SUMMER HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS
Gear up for the season by ensuring your home is ready for the hot weather & spending time outdoors with family & friends. Key tips include how to maintain your air conditioner, your deck, your garage and other areas of the home.
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Question: What are some tips I can give my clients to prepare for a home inspection?
- Provide enough time for the Home Inspection. The average Pillar to Post Home Inspection takes between 2.5 to 3 hours. For Century homes we typically ask for an additional ½ hour for the time spent looking for dry rot in basement.
- Make sure the “Decision Maker” has seen the home and attends the inspection (if at all possible).
- Ensure the home is safe; hand railings installed, lights functional, correct any “handyman” wiring and eliminate hazards before buyers/inspector arrive.
- Pets need to be in a safe location-away from the home or in a crate.
- Access is needed to attic, yard, garage and sheds. Also, easy access to electrical panel, furnace and water main is ideal for the inspection to go smoothly.
- Provide building permits and plans for major renovations.
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Question: What should I tell my clients who are worried about mold?
With so much in the news about the dangers of mold in your home, and the associated health risks, it is easy to get carried away with fear. As with most
things, however, a little knowledge goes a long way – getting a clearer picture of the issues and solutions will not only reduce fear, but will also arm you with preventative tools.
Mold has been with us since the beginning of time. Believe it or not, you already have mold in your house. All mold needs to thrive and multiply is a food source, a little water and oxygen. Building materials are a good source for mold spores. Water is the key to understanding and controlling mold since it is the only mold-growth factor you can control.
Read more here to learn what you can do about mold and preventative measures.
Question: How do I improve air quality in my home?
It might surprise you to hear that the air inside your home is often dirtier than the air outside. That’s because indoor air is made up of outdoor air plus all the pollutants and allergens generated from cleaning products, pets, dust, smoke, and so on. Fortunately, you can improve indoor air quality in ways that do not cost a small fortune.
- Get the dust out - clean or replace the furnace filter every three months
- Invest in a high quality vacuum cleaner or central vacuuming system
- Take control of humidity by purchasing an inexpensive hygrometer
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