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Useful resources for homeowners and future homeowners


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Dangers of asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral, it has been used throughout history as a building material and for other industrial uses. Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause serious illnesses, such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

More information is available from institutions like the Pleural Mesothelioma Center:

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Antonio Franco
Dealing with frozen pipes

Frozen pipes are more than just an inconvenience. Besides partially or completely cutting off your water supply, frozen pipes can potentially lead to thousands of dollars in property damage and repair costs. There are a few DIY techniques you can try in order to remediate the situation, unfortunately they are not guaranteed to work and you may need to call a licensed plumber if these simpler approaches fail. There are also a few things you can do to reduce the possibility of having frozen pipes in the future.

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What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a non-invasive (visual) assessment of the condition of a home’s major systems based on readily accessible components of those systems. It focuses on issues that may affect the performance of the home, rather than code compliance or cosmetic issues.

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Antonio Franco