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Is It Time to Replace My Roof?

Most asphalt roofs have a lifespan of 15-25 years, but this can vary significantly based on a variety of factors. So how can you tell if your roof needs to be replaced sooner, before damage to your home starts? The actual life of your roof depends on...

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Foundation Tip

After a rainstorm look for water puddling near your foundation. If there are puddles, then you need to re-grade, install a moisture barrier, french drain, cut a swale, etc. to keep water and humidity from affecting your foundation, basement and home....

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Garbage Disposal DO’s and DON’Ts

Garbage disposals can be dangerous and cause problems if they are not used properly. This article and video will help you understand how your garbage disposal works, how to operate it safely and avoid common problems, and the simple maintenance tasks that...

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Keeping Your Basement Safe and Dry

Whether you have a finished basement, or one that you rarely visit, this article and video will tell you what to watch for to keep your basement dry and safe, and we also include some ideas and tips for making the best use of the space in your basement....

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Committed

Normally I am not one to thump on my chest but I would like to point out a very impressive task I have been committed to since the outset of this business. One of the things I am most proud of is my work ethic and commitment to a very high level of service...

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Wells and Water Quality:

Approximately 15% of the homes in the United States are supplied with potable water by a private well. These wells are not regulated by the EPA, nor are they inspected by the local state, county, or city officials generally. It is the owners responsibility...

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Decks

Decks: Defined by InterNACHI - "A deck is a large, raised wooden floor attached to the back of a house and may be contained by a perimeter railing for safety. Decks are rarely covered, and usually have a rough or informal look that is not integrated with the rest of...

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Porous building products

At Sherlock Homes Inspection & Appraisal, LLC our Certified Professional Inspectors in Colorado emphasize the importance of keeping your home dry inside and out. Unknown to most homeowners most of our structural and exterior building products are porous, with many of...

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Fireplace Safety for Homeowners

With fall just around the corner we wanted to remind homeowners now is the time to have your fireplace cleaned and serviced by a licensed technician. At Sherlock Homes Inspection & Appraisal, LLC we see dozens of fireplaces monthly. Very rarely are they cleaned...

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Radon Exposure

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. There are an average of 21,000 deaths annually contributed to radon exposure. Sadly radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. A smoker who is exposed to high levels of radon has...

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Drone Technology

We would like to share with our Customers, Industry Partners, and Friends the high level of safety protocol we are demanding of our inspectors and inspections. Utilizing Technology we are lowering potential safety hazards / risks and striving for a Zero Incident rate...

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Formaldehyde

And yet another reason why a Certified Professional Inspector is worth every cent during a new home purchase. In the last several weeks I have spoken with several builders and realtors who are concerned about a bad fire retardant product installed on basement rafters....

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Radon Companies

We recently tested our home for Radon and the results came back quite high. We had an average reading over a 48 hours period of 11.9 pCi/L, which is well over the EPA recommended action level of 4.0 or higher. I have been referring out 3 companies for mitigation to...

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Radon Mitigation

First we must understand how Radon enters our homes. Radon Gases enter the home because of a pressure differential between the home and the surrounding soil. If the surrounding soil pressure is higher than the internal pressure of the home, the house literally is...

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Radon

There are several different methods of testing Radon levels. For simplicity reasons we will stick with the most commonly used. Short-term Tests: Activated Carbon Adsorption (AC) & Charcoal Liquid Scintillation (LS) Most short term radon tests will use activated...

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