Monthly Archives: December 2012

Aluminum Wiring

Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a decade of use by homeowners and electricians, inherent weaknesses were discovered … Continue reading

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Manufactured Home Foundation Certifications

The requirements for government guaranteed loans on manufactured housing changed to include a permanent foundation. It is required that foundations be certified by a licensed professional engineer to be in compliance with HUD-7584 (Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Housing). This … Continue reading

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Appliance Recalls?

Since 1974, American citizens have been protected from dangerous items in their homes by federal law. Congress prescribed a system whereby if a manufacturer designed a dangerous product, they MUST recall all those items and FIX THEM FOR FREE! The … Continue reading

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Got Mold?

Mold, Moisture and Your Home ¬† Mold Basics¬† The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem. It is important to … Continue reading

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Staying out of Hot Water

The temperature setting of your water heater is an important, yet often overlooked setting. This is why an Atlantic House Whisperer inspector pays special attention to this along with thousands of other items during your home inspection. The recommended temperature … Continue reading

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