Clean Window Wells

Pro Tech Home Inspections – Home Maintenance Tips - Clean Window Wells To prevent the risk of windows breaking from water pressure, clean out your window wells regularly. Window wells are ideal for allowing pleasant natural lighting to brighten your home’s basement in addition to providing some ventilation. However, they can place your basement at

Termites

Pro Tech Home Inspections – Home Maintenance Tips - Termites Protect your home from the risk of termite infestation. Termites present a significant hazard to wooden homes. Without the right precautions you may find eventually discover your home’s structural integrity or its foundation is compromised. Termites cannot survive in direct sunlight, so a likely place

Clean Refrigerator Coils

Pro Tech Home Inspections – Home Maintenance Tips - Clean Refrigerator Coils Keep your refrigerator coils clean. It’s common for grease, dust and dirt to collect and stick to the coils behind your fridge. If overlooked for too long this can make the appliance inefficient and even hazardous. The coils behind your fridge are what

Fire Safety Practices

Pro Tech Home Inspections – Fire Safety Practices *Remember to replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors twice per year. Ideally, there should be one of each kind of detector on each floor of your residence. To help you remember, simply change out the batteries the same time you reset your clocks

Lennox Pulse furnaces

Lennox Pulse furnaces In the early 1980s, furnace manufacturers were beginning to design more energy efficient furnaces, units that could extract over 90% of heat energy from combustion of propane or natural gas. A high efficiency furnace uses two heat exchangers and can be identified by its use of low-temp PVC for the exhaust, the

Vermiculite Insulation

Vermiculite Insulation Early 19th century homes have some of the most unique and elegant designs ever built to date. New materials, expanded structural methods, and the birth of the first precision tools in the early 1900’s allowed American architects to adopt designs based on Greek architecture. While this era of structures present an exciting potential

Plumbing S-Traps

Plumbing S-Traps By Brandon Lyczewski, Pro-Tech Home Inspection Services You may have purchased or considering the purchase of a home that was not built within recent years. If this is the case for you, you may find that some or all of the plumbing fixture drains in the home have S-traps installed. If you had

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