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Best of Chesapeake for 2014

Atlantic House Whisperer LLC Receives 2014 Best of Chesapeake Award Chesapeake Award Program Honors the Achievement CHESAPEAKE November 27, 2014 — Atlantic House Whisperer LLC has been selected for the 2014 Best of Chesapeake Award in the Real Estate Inspection … Continue reading

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Carpeted Bathrooms

Carpeted bathrooms are bathrooms that have carpeted floors instead of traditional floor surfaces, such as tile or vinyl. Despite their tendency to foster mold and bacteria, carpets are sometimes installed in residential bathrooms for aesthetic purposes. Carpets should never be … Continue reading

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Easy Insulation Check

How about an easy way to check the insulation in your attic. . . With snow on the roof, go outside and take a look at the roof. If you see the snow melting around the roof vents, chances are … Continue reading

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Bathroom Vent Fans

Your bathroom vent fan could be causing damage to your home without you knowing it. Bathroom ventilation systems are designed to exhaust odors and moist air to the home’s exterior, but it may not be doing what you think. Typical … Continue reading

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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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Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at Atlantic House Whisperer, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very … Continue reading

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