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Recalls

April 4, 2018

Kidde just released a massive recall on 500,000 smoke detectors. A yellow cap inadvertently left on the smoke alarms during the manufacturing process could cover one of the detector’s smoke sensors, potentially blocking its ability to detect smoke and warn people of a fire in their houses. Check the recall to see if it applies…

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Home Warranties

April 4, 2018

As a home inspector I’m often asked if a home warranty is worth the cost. My first response is “Do your homework.” All home warranties are NOT created equal. I’m not going to recommend or advise you stay away from a specific home warranty provider, that isn’t the purpose of this post. What I want…

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Real Estate/Property Management Inspection

February 21, 2018

Recently, I performed a home inspection in Palatine for a real estate/property management company. Very little information about the house other than its address was provided. Upon arrival I was surprised to see a village notice on the door that the house was already condemned. At that point I figured this would be an interesting…

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