Is There a Fungus Among Us?

Written by Wallace J. Conway


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Areas with visible mold colonies can be thoroughly cleaned with detergent, followed by wiping with a bleach and water solution. Porous materials such as ceiling tiles and carpet are difficult to clean and often require removal and replacement in all butrepparttar most minor of outbreaks.

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With a basic understanding ofrepparttar 100130 management of moisture, household mold maintenance is simple. Molds have been around forever and will never be gone, and it is good that they are here. But like so many things, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Stay informed, but don't get caught up inrepparttar 100131 hype. Remember, it's about knowing!

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Wally Conway is President of Florida HomePro Inspections, and has recently written a book entitled "Secrets of the Happy Home Inspector", available at GoHomePro.com. As a speaker, writer, and instructor, Wally blends the right amount of up-to-date information with just the right amount of humor, insight, motivation, and real-world application. Visit WallyConway.com for more information!


Home Inspection or Home Warranty?

Written by Wallace J. Conway


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And let's view this same scenario fromrepparttar opposite direction. Would we expect that our life insurance carrier would recommend to us that we foregorepparttar 100122 expense of regular physical exams, because, after all, we now have life insurance! Insanity!

The life insurance companies, in fact, feel so strongly that a physical exam is such an important part of risk reduction that a physical exam is often required to secure a life insurance policy, or at least has an effect onrepparttar 100123 insurance rate.

If insurance companies want to have you "inspected" prior to assumingrepparttar 100124 risk of your passing, it certainly makes sense forrepparttar 100125 homebuyer to haverepparttar 100126 home inspected prior to purchase. Doesn't it, therefore, make similar sense to warrant unforeseen failure withrepparttar 100127 home warranty?

When buyers fully understand risk andrepparttar 100128 cost-effectiveness of risk reduction tools, they almost always want all ofrepparttar 100129 risk reduction tools available. It is in everyone's best interest to reduce risk by every cost effective means possible. Buyers love to be educated about understanding and reducing risk, and everyone loves a happy homebuyer!

Copyright Florida HomePro, Inc. and Wallace J. Conway. All rights in all media reserved.

Wally Conway is President of Florida HomePro Inspections, and has recently written a book entitled "Secrets of the Happy Home Inspector", available at GoHomePro.com. As a speaker, writer, and instructor, Wally blends the right amount of up-to-date information with just the right amount of humor, insight, motivation, and real-world application. Visit WallyConway.com for more information!


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