Posts Tagged ‘ safety tips ’

Last Minute Home Winterization Projects

Posted on: November 24, 2015 by in Blog, Home Winterization
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Last Minute Home Winterization Projects By this time of year, you have likely taken care of most of your home winterization projects. You should have had your furnace inspected by now, as well as taken care of siding and roofing repairs and even switched the direction on your ceiling fans. You are well on your way to enjoying a warm, carefree winter in your home. However, at Aurora Home Inspections, there are a few last minute home winterization projects we want all NY and NJ residents to be Continue Reading ...

Affordable Home Winterization Tips

Posted on: November 17, 2015 by in Blog, Home Winterization
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Affordable Home Winterization Tips Looking for ways to cut your heating bills while on a budget? Aurora Home Inspections has 5 helpful tips to offer to help you keep your home warmer and put a few dollars back in your pocket.  1. Make a Draft Snake. Struggling with a drafty home? There is a very simple and very affordable solution. All you need is a fabric pouch, or a towel and some sand. Fill the pouch, or roll the towel with sand and place it along the foot of the door. It will keep Continue Reading ...

Winterization Ideas To Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

Posted on: November 10, 2015 by in Blog, Home Winterization
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Winterization Ideas To Keep Your Home Safe This Winter Winter weather has already made some appearances in NY and NJ this year and soon will be here full time. If you have not completed your home winterization projects yet, now is the time! Don’t wait until it’s too late, and you are left in the cold. Aurora Home Inspections wants you and your family to stay safe and warm this winter. Here are a few last minute winterization ideas to keep your home safe this winter. Have You Had Continue Reading ...

Is Your Hot Water Heater An Energy Guzzler?

Posted on: October 16, 2015 by in Blog, Home Inspections
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Save Energy | Upgrade To High-Efficiency Water Heater A natural gas or propane water heater will generally use up about 17% of the energy in your home, and are notoriously known for being inefficient. Even when they are brand new they are truly only at most 59% efficient due to heat loss through the flue and walls of the tank. If your heater is an older model, the case is likely much worse. You could be losing half your heat! Electric water heaters also guzzle some major energy. While Continue Reading ...

Guarding Your Home Against Flood Damage

Posted on: June 29, 2015 by in Blog, Safety Tips
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Guarding Your Home Against Flood Damage Home inspections cannot protect your home from being involved in a flood. However, a careful look around your property, and some basic preparation can greatly reduce the damage your home suffers in a natural disaster. Guarding your home against flood damage is a fairly easy way to gain some peace of mind.Preparing your property from a flood can save you a lot of money considering that even just a few inches of water could cost thousands in repairs. Take Continue Reading ...

Tips for Cleaning Mold and Mildew

Posted on: June 8, 2015 by in Blog, Mold Inspections
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Tips for Cleaning Mold and Mildew When you are faced with a buildup of mold or mildew in your home, it is very important to get it cleaned up right away. It is not a complicated process, but you must make sure to take certain safety precautions when removing mold and mildew from your home. Here are some tips for cleaning mold and mildew to help you safely and successfully remove it.The first thing you need to do is make sure your work area is well ventilated. Many of the cleaners you will be Continue Reading ...

Keeping Your Home Secure During The Summer

Posted on: May 26, 2015 by in Blog, Safety Tips
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Summer Vacation Home Safety Tips Summer time is the most relaxing time of the year, but it’s also peak time for break ins. Criminals know that people tend to be out of the house more often in the summer, especially for extended periods of time on vacation. To make sure you can truly have a relaxing summer, and come and go as you please, here are some tips on keeping your home secure during the summer.Lock your doors and windows!Yes, it may seem obvious and silly to even mention, Continue Reading ...

5 Common Home Inspection Pitfalls

Posted on: April 2, 2015 by in Blog, Home Inspections
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5 Common Home Inspection Pitfalls Home inspection is an incredibly important step in buying a new home. There are, however several common mistakes people make involving home inspection all the time. To avoid possible headaches in the future, avoid these 5 common home inspection pitfalls. Not inspecting new construction. It’s a rookie mistake that even the most seasoned home buyers occasionally make. Just because a home is up to code and looks good does not mean everything is Continue Reading ...

Fireplace Safety Tips

Posted on: March 5, 2015 by in Blog, Home Inspections
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Fireplace Safety Tips The most important element in keeping a fireplace safe is keeping it clean and dry. Creosote and dirt buildup can lead to chimney fires and damage to the inside of a chimney. The buildups don't happen overnight, so it is important to remain vigilant and stay on top of the gradual buildup. These fireplace safety tips will help you do just that.Avoid Creosote Buildup Creosote can be sticky, shiny, hard or flaky. It takes on many forms, all equally as dangerous Continue Reading ...