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Facts Every Home Owner Should Know About Radon

Guest Post By: Cherie Summa, P.E., St. Louis Radon Test and Mitigation 8661 Grant Road, Suite C, St. Louis, MO 63123 Knowing how much radon is in your home could save your life. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigaret...

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

While the slow, chilly days of winter may make you feel like simply sitting by the fire and pondering your accomplishments and good times with friends and family over the past year, your home does not suspend its need for upkeep. The good news ...

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Why Buy a Survey?

Surveys are diagrams of the property that detail the orientation of structures, the location of easements, fences, decks, patios and garages and their relationship to neighboring properties. It is important to know at the time of purchase t...

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Home Improvements That Make Cents

According to the Remodeling 2018 Cost vs. Value Report?, there are a few improvements that consistently rank among the highest in terms of return on investment. While each circumstance is unique, there are some improvements that will offer ...

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How to Prevent Water Damage to Your Home

Gravity is inescapable. It forces water to seek the lowest possible point, which is your home’s foundation, basement, or crawl space. When 1? of rain falls on a 2,000 square foot roof, approximately 1,250 gallons of water pours from the roo...

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Sewer Laterals…Not Much Fun, But A Key System

One of the most unseen but one of the most important systems in your home is the sewer lateral. A quick review: A sewer lateral is the underground pipe that connects a residence to the sewer line. Generally, it is made of ductile iron at le...

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Insights on Home Inspections

The home inspection process is an important part of buying any home, and not one you should sit out of, but instead take an active role.  It can involve more than just a general building inspection.  Inspecting for things like termites, r...

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Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Most homebuyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be a comple...

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Signs that Now is the Time to Sell Your Home

There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or you need to downsize after your kids leave the nest. Whatever your motivations, you want to make sure that you’re ti...

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