A COMPREHENSIVE HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST

Posted on: May 15, 2020 by in Blog
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Things YOU Should Look For in a Home Inspector   Whether you are selling a home or buying a home, you need to have the home inspected. Your checklist should start with researching industry organizations and trade groups that a good inspector would be a member of. An inspector should be certified and licensed, and have a good background in home inspection education. Aurora Home Inspections' qualifications page is lengthy and includes everything needed for a comprehensive home inspection Continue Reading ...

Avoiding Indoor Allergens

Posted on: April 14, 2020 by in Blog
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What Are Indoor Allergens?   When discussing allergens you usually think of outdoors. But things that cause allergic reactions also lurk inside. These allergens cause problems and lower the indoor air quality of your home. The most common indoor allergens are dust mites, mold, pollen and smoke.  We offer advice on the important factors of avoiding indoor allergens. Dust Mites   Dust Mites are tiny, microscopic insects that feed on skin flakes and thrive in warm and Continue Reading ...

Termite Inspections in New Jersey

Posted on: March 3, 2020 by in Blog
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Termite Inspections in New Jersey   Termite Inspections Are Important!   When you are thinking about purchasing a home, a termite inspection is very important. The inspection doesn't generally cost a lot of money, and it can save you a lot of money in the end. A house is usually your biggest investment and it is important to know about potential problems when buying one. Repairing termite damage can be expensive, so a quick and inexpensive evaluation by a qualified Continue Reading ...

Mold and Your Health

Posted on: February 12, 2020 by in Blog
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MOLD AND THE RISKS TO YOUR HEALTH   Most people don't know when mold is growing in their home. Since mold especially likes dark, moist places to grow it is often out of sight and goes unnoticed. That is until it starts to affect the health of anyone in your house, including your pets. Although homes near bodies of water are more susceptible to mold due to increased moisture, any structure can develop mold growth. You will never be sorry you had an inspection for mold in your home. Continue Reading ...

Home Fire Safety Routine

Posted on: January 3, 2020 by in Blog
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Home Fire Safety Routine - A Priority   Smoke Alarms are the number one fire safety installations in your home. They need to be maintained and replaced when the manufacturer instructs. The batteries smoke alarms run on also need to be replaced regularly as directed. Planning an escape route is another priority in fire safety for your family. This escape route should be talked about and rehearsed on a regular basis, especially if there are children or older people living in the home. A Continue Reading ...

BEING PREPARED FOR WINTER STORM POWER OUTAGES

Posted on: December 5, 2019 by in Blog
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Being Prepared for Winter Storm Power Outages   Thanks to global warming, severe storms are becoming more frequent, and power outages are on the rise. When a harsh storm hits in winter, power outages really wreak havoc. Usually caused by trees falling on power lines, these outages can mean hours or days without electricity.  It can also leave you without heat.  In a worst-case scenario, the lack of heat can in turn cause broken water pipes and flooding. Affecting thousands of Continue Reading ...

Tips to Spot Termites and Prevent Infestation

Posted on: October 21, 2019 by in Blog
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Termites: The Silent Destroyers Termites are insects that feed on wood and are closely related to cockroaches in taxonomic rank. They are one of the most successful groups of insects on earth, with some "queens" living up to 30 to 50 years.  There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname "silent destroyers." In fact, you can say there are five billion reasons. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can Continue Reading ...

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Posted on: September 23, 2019 by in Blog
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10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips for Bergen County NJ Homeowners by Aurora Home Inspections [caption id="attachment_4913" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click To Enlarge[/caption] Fall has hit, time to get the house ready for cooler temps. These home maintenance tips should help, including:  Close up and insulate the crawlspace vents; Insulate exposed piping as needed, including waste lines in cold or unheated areas; Do your annual boiler or furnace and hot water tanks maintenance, Continue Reading ...

4 Elements of a Customized Bathroom

Posted on: August 21, 2018 by in Blog
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The kitchen may be the heart of your home, but don't underestimate the importance of your bathrooms. If you think about it, bathrooms are one of the most frequented spaces in the home. It's where you go to rejuvenate and get ready for the day. It's the place where you take the time to make yourself look and feel your best. A thoughtfully designed bathroom can start your day on a positive note and end it in a calm, relaxing and stress-free manner. With this in mind, good design becomes Continue Reading ...

4 Tips to Mitigate Home Improvement Costs

Posted on: August 14, 2018 by in Blog
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Construction material costs in 2018 are up about 10 percent compared to last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and some raw materials, like crude petroleum, are up nearly 50 percent. Labor is also getting more expensive as construction workers are in high demand due to the skilled labor shortage. So, as a homeowner getting ready to start a project, what can you do to mitigate these rising costs? 1. Don’t delay Building materials are projected to get even more Continue Reading ...