• Swimming Pool Safety

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    Now that school is out for the summer and the weather is heating up, many of us have or will be getting our swimming pools ready for our families to enjoy. I remember when my children were young, they wanted to spend as much time as possible playing in our above-ground pool during the summer. Pools are a wonderful thing for families to have, but please don’t allow a fun thing to turn tragic. It only takes a couple of minutes for a small child to get out the door and into the family swimming pool, so please take all necessary precautions to keep your family and neighborhood children safe.

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  • Preparing Your Home for a Home Inspection

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    If you are planning to sell your home, then there is a good chance that it will be inspected once you have it under contract. There are some things that you as the homeowner can do to help the buyer to get a more positive inspection report. Obviously, a better report will help the buyer to see the home in a more positive light and, therefore, will increase the likelihood of the sale.

    Here are some things that you can do.

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  • Failed Thermopane Windows

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    Have you ever noticed moisture in between the panes of glass in the double-paned windows in your home? Or do you have a white cloudy buildup in a window that makes it difficult to see through? If you have seen either of these phenomena in you home, then your thermopane window has failed.

    Thermopane windows are made with two or three layers of glass that are separated by a space filled with a gas, commonly argon.

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  • Will New Double-paned Windows Save Me Money?

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    Have you ever thought about replacing the windows in your home? If so, then you’ve probably considered the benefits: they can make your house look better; they can make your house more comfortable; they can make your house quieter; and they can save you money. If you are considering upgrading your home and want it to look better, or if your current windows are in very poor condition, then replacing your windows is probably a good idea. However, if the main reason that you are considering replacing your windows is to save money, then you should probably read this post.

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  • Taking Care of Your Septic System

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    If your home is served by a septic system then there are some things that you should be aware of. “Out of sight, out of mind” does not apply to septic systems – or at least, it shouldn’t. If you take care of your septic system, it will normally take care of you for many years; however, if you neglect it, you can have some big and expensive problems on your hands.

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  • Vent Hoods Can Save You Money

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    From my own experiences and observations, range hoods or vent hoods are one of the most-neglected appliances in the home. Range hoods are not just designed to be used when you burn some food and want to get the odor and smoke out of your kitchen. Range hoods serve multiple purposes – all of which are related to the indoor air quality of your home.

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  • What's the Big Deal about S-traps?

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    A common plumbing deficiency that I see in many older houses is an “S” trap. The most common places that I see “S” traps are under kitchen and bathroom sinks in older homes.The reason “S” traps aren’t allowed is because they have the potential to suck, or ‘siphon’, water out of the trap as the water flows down the drain.

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  • Should you choose the cheapest home inspection

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    I’ve spoken to many homebuyers who are concerned about the cost of a home inspection. As the expenses of buying a home pile up, it is easy to understand why it might be tempting to do some comparison shopping and to choose the least expensive home inspection that you can find. However, this is not a good idea – here’s why. 

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  • Is an Over-sized Air Conditioner a Good Idea?

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    We often hear the term “the bigger, the better.” While this is true for many things, it is not the case when it comes to purchasing an air conditioning system. Even here in central Texas where it is not uncommon to see some days near 110 degrees and many days over 100 degrees in the summer, it is important that your air conditioner system not be too big. There are three main reasons that a properly-sized system is important.

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  • PREVENTING SWALLOWS FROM NESTING ON YOUR PORCH

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    The birds are returning from wintering in the south, and they’re preparing their nests. Unfortunately, some birds, including swallows, love to build their mud nests under the shelter of our porches. .....I  found a solution that seems to be working (my back porch has been nest free for two days so far.)

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  • SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE

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    Well, spring has almost sprung so it’s time for some spring home maintenance. We’ve all heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is true with just about anything in life – including our homes. If we will give our home a regular “checkup” and do some routine maintenance, it will better retain its value and do a better job of protecting us.

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  • How to Prepare Your Home for a Home Inspection

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    If you are planning to sell your home, then there is a good chance that it will be inspected once you have it under contract. There are some things that the homeowner can do to help the buyer to get a more positive inspection report – and, obviously, a better report will help the buyer to see the home in a more positive light.

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  • HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

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    When most people think about home inspections, they think that is something that people do before they purchase a home. While that is true, homebuyers are not the only people who should have a home inspection.

    Many people maintain their vehicles better than they maintain their homes. Our homes are literally our refuge from the storm, and for the most part, they do a great job protecting us. On the other hand, they suffer a lot of abuse

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  • Protecting your home from termites

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    Termites do millions of dollars worth of damage each year to Texas homes. They cause more property damage than is caused by fire and windstorms combined.  It is possible that they are eating on your home right now. There are some things that the homeowner can do to protect their homes from termites.

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  • Should I Have a Home Inspection?

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    So, you've decided to purchase a home. This is likely the biggest purchase of your life. Whether you've never purchased a home before or have purchased several over the years, there can be some stress involved and a lot of questions to be answered before the home purchase is completed. One of those questions is whether or not to have the home inspected.

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  • Grounded Electrical Outlets and Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI's)

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    One of the most common deficiencies that I see in homes is the lack of grounding and/or the lack of GFCI-protected outlets.

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  • Meet The Face Behind Morgan Inspection Services

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    I’m Mike Morgan, proud owner of Morgan Inspection Services.

    I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.

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  • Water is a Major Source of Damage to Homes

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    I have seen a lot of problems with many of these homes. Most of these problems are minor; however, there are some problems that are quite serious. One of the more common and serious problems that I see over and over again is water penetration into the home. What makes this problem so serious is that if it is left uncorrected, the water can cause serious damage

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  • Does Your Home Need its Foundation Repaired?

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    Having inspected almost 5000 homes in my career, I have seen every degree of settling and foundation issue. I have also discovered that there is a difference between typical settling and foundation problems that require extensive repairs.

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