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Don’t sweat your summer move: 10 tips for smarter moving | Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by in Blog
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Summer isn’t just vacation season, it’s also peak moving season. Studies show more people move during summer months than any other time of year; kids are out of school and weather is less likely to delay moves. However, moving is hard work no matter what time of year you do it. You’ll need careful planning and smart packing to ensure your summer move goes smoothly and safely.These 10 tips can help:1. Rent the right size moving truck.Choose a truck that’s too big, and Continue Reading ...

Uniquely you hues: Decorating with your personality in mind | Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: May 19, 2017 by in Blog
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Whether you realize it or not, the colors you select for your home and your personal belongings tell a lot about your personality. In fact, according to a recent survey by PPG, 58 percent of 2,500 consumers surveyed agree that colors selected for their home, car and consumer products - such as appliances and electronics - reflect their personality and style all or most of the time. In addition, 70 percent of those surveyed agreed color selection is important when purchasing paint for their Continue Reading ...

7 often missed baby-proofing tips | Louisville Home Inspection

Posted on: May 12, 2017 by in Blog
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Most parents, or soon-to-be parents, are often aware of the obvious baby proofing checklist items: baby gates, electrical outlet covers, cabinet locks, sharp furniture corners, etc. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are a surprising number of "hidden" hazards around the home. These hazards, such as window cords, hide in plain sight and should be on everyone's list of items to baby proof.Corded window coverings are a strangulation hazard as Continue Reading ...

Information About Radon Gas

Posted on: March 1, 2017 by in Radon
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Known to be one of the most toxic chemicals with an extended impact on human health, radon gas is dangerous around our homes. When one gets exposed to high levels of radon gas, the chances of getting lung cancer increase a lot.Where does radon gas come from? Well, the thing is that this chemical substance is naturally occurring in our environment, resulting from the normal breakdown of uranium within the ground. This explains the radioactive nature of the gas not to mention that it is Continue Reading ...

10 Smart Ideas to Heat Your Home for Less

Posted on: February 24, 2017 by in Blog
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As cooler temperatures begin to sweep the nation, homeowners are turning on their heat for the first time in months. With every degree increase on the thermostat, utility bills follow suit.A warm, comfortable home shouldn't cost you a small fortune. Luckily, there are some simple strategies from Louisville Home Inspection for combating the chill while lowering heating costs at the same time.Change the filters The summer and fall months are a prime time for airborne allergens and Continue Reading ...

4 DIY Projects for Your First Home

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by in Blog
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"Where should I start?" It's a question many homeowners ask themselves.DIY is a great place to start for new homeowners. DIY projects are very versatile - they can easily be adapted to your skill level, budget and desired project. With a little extra time and creativity, you can transform your home. Take these steps from Louisville Home Inspection for your DIY projects.Other benefits to choosing a DIY project are that they are typically more cost-effective than the alternative and they Continue Reading ...

4 Important Tips For Planning A Kitchen Remodel

Posted on: February 10, 2017 by in Blog
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Kitchen upgrades can seem daunting. From full renovations to hardware updates, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your dream kitchen. To make the process as smooth as possible, Delta Faucet compiled key tips to keep in mind as you embark on the remodeling journey. Learn these quick guidelines from Louisville Home Inspection that will help you focus on the end result and ensure the overall experience is enjoyable.Storage solutionsDetermine storage needs based on how Continue Reading ...

Easy DIY tips to save on your winter energy bills

Posted on: February 3, 2017 by in Blog
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Here's what Americans have to look forward to this winter: While the south will be drier and warmer, the northern U.S. can expect "wetter, cooler conditions," predicts the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)."Regardless of the outlook, there is always some chance for extreme winter weather, so prepare now for what might come later this winter," says Mike Halpert, deputy director for NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.As a homeowner, what can you do to get ready for the Continue Reading ...

4 Easy Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home

Posted on: January 27, 2017 by in Blog
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It’s late and you’re in your favorite, cozy pajamas. You get in bed and pull up the warm comforter. You turn out the light and are just about to drift off to sleep when you hear a noise coming from the attic. You sit up to listen, but it quickly goes quiet again. You lay back down and close your eyes, and just as you fall asleep, the noise is back, this time it’s coming from inside the wall.You have a visitor — an unwanted visitor.As much as we all enjoy our cozy homes, they are Continue Reading ...

4 Tips to Help Keep Your Home Warm, Comfortable and Energy Efficient This Winter

Posted on: January 20, 2017 by in Blog
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With winter comes the holiday season, a time that's supposed to be associated with "comfort and joy." Learn these tips from Louisville Home Inspection to make your home warm. But how joyful will it be if pests invade your house, or if your home is cold and drafty? Help stay warm all winter long by addressing factors like air leaks from gaps and cracks that can make your home feel uncomfortable."Drafts and heat loss are common problems in the winter, and they affect homes of every age, size Continue Reading ...