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Are you looking to get the Big Picture?

Are you looking to get the Big Picture? The first step in inspecting a home is to examine the big picture It’s important to take notice of other homes around the property that I am inspecting.  Are the homes of a similar style?  Are there other homes of similar age and construction details?  Have there…

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Why can’t I do an inspection myself?

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector   Your Settlers Home inspector is familiar with the elements of proper installation and the homes construction, maintenance and home safety issues. We know how the homes systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail.…

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Radon Testing Is Fast And Easy

Radon Testing In New Jersey Real estate professionals play a key role in New Jersey’s efforts to reduce radon exposure among residents. Since 1986, when radon was first discovered to be a health hazard in homes, radon testing has been integrated within most real estate transactions in New Jersey. In fact, 75-80% of the approximately…

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Termites Can Eat Your Home

Termites Are Common in our Area It’s true that termite are common in our area. As a termite Inspector I find infestation by wood destroying insects often.  Areas such as basements, crawlspaces and garages can be moist or damp on occasion and be a ripe environment for activity. Massive damage can be done to a home by…

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Mold Grows Rapidly

Here are a few tips about Mold When water leaks or spills occur indoors – Act Quickly. If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24-48 hours after a leak or spill happens, in most cases mold will not grow. Clean and repair roof gutters regularly. Make sure the ground slopes away from the…

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