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Reasons to Order a Sewer Scope Inspection

Reasons to Order a Sewer Scope Inspection

One of the most difficult areas to inspect on your property is the sewer line because it’s not easily accessible or visible. Most folks don’t give it a second thought until problems occur, but as a homeowner, it's important not to overlook your sewer line. A sewer...

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What is a 4 Point Inspection?

What is a 4 Point Inspection?

If you have been in the market for a new house, you may have come across the term “4 point inspection”. Many people don't know what this type of inspection is and why someone might need one. This article explains the purpose of a 4 point inspection and what it covers....

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4 Safety Essentials Every Home Should Have

4 Safety Essentials Every Home Should Have

Be prepared for emergencies at home. Keep your home supplied with safety essentials to help you deal with unexpected situations and natural disasters. First Aid Kit No matter how careful we are, accidental injuries happen at home. Make your own first kit including the...

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4 Helpful Tips to Rid Your Home of Ants

4 Helpful Tips to Rid Your Home of Ants

Observing one or two ants around the home seems minor, but it can indicate a bigger infestation. To eliminate these insects, use techniques that keep your home ant-free. Below, you’ll find helpful advice to rid your home of ants. How to Get Rid of Ants at Home...

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5 Ways To Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

5 Ways To Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

We think about air pollution as an outdoor problem. However, when the air quality inside your home is poor, it leads to discomfort and illness. Thankfully, there are ways to improve your home's indoor air quality. Steps to Improve Your Home's Indoor Air 1. Keep Your...

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3 Projects to Improve Curb Appeal for Your Home

3 Projects to Improve Curb Appeal for Your Home

As a homeowner, you always have projects to keep your home functioning well and looking great. Even though curb appeal often takes a backseat to quality interior features, the importance of a home's exterior cannot be overstated. The front of your house and the lawn...

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Reasons to Work With a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Reasons to Work With a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Buying a home is one of the largest investments that you'll make during your lifetime. It's important that you take advantage of all of the tools at your disposal. Buying a home is less complicated when you work with a real estate agent through the process....

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Prevent Plumbing Leaks Around the Home

Prevent Plumbing Leaks Around the Home

Water damage can be an expensive repair for any homeowner. To prevent plumbing leaks and reduce the risk of water damage to your home, add these steps to your home maintenance routine. 1. Maintain the HVAC System to Prevent Plumbing Leaks The air conditioning unit...

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Top 4 Places to Install Smoke Detectors in the House

Top 4 Places to Install Smoke Detectors in the House

Smoke detectors save a number of lives by alerting occupants early about a house fire. Fires can develop on the other side of the home or on a floor that nobody is on or while you are sleeping. Without a smoke detector to alert you, the fire can grow out of control...

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4 Common Indicators of Mold in Your Home

4 Common Indicators of Mold in Your Home

Because mold damages property and is bad for your health, homeowners have good reason to be concerned about mold growth. By knowing the signs of mold in your home, you'll be better prepared to take action and keep your home cleaner and healthier. 1. Visible Water...

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5 Tips For DIY Garage Storage

5 Tips For DIY Garage Storage

For many homeowners, garage storage can be challenging. You want enough space to use your garage for its intended purpose, which is to safely store your vehicle. But you also want to be able to use your garage to store extra personal belongings. The only way to...

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5 Tips To Heat Your Home Efficiently

5 Tips To Heat Your Home Efficiently

Everyone likes to save some money during the holiday season. Expensive feasts, countless gifts, and hefty energy bills add up at this time of year. You can make the financial burden of the holidays easier this year by taking steps to heat your home efficiently and...

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7 Important Fire Safety Tips for the Home

7 Important Fire Safety Tips for the Home

Fire Safety Tips For the Home to Prevent House Fire Casualties According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2016, 3,400 people died in structural fires in the United States and many of the fire deaths reported in 2016 could have been prevented. Let's look...

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Five Signs You Need A New Roof

Five Signs You Need A New Roof

As a homeowner, one important decision you will make is deciding when to replace an existing roof. Although costly, installing a new roof can be a better option than spending quite a bit of money on repairs. It may be hard to tell when your roof needs to be replaced,...

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4 Tips for Grilling Safely

4 Tips for Grilling Safely

Best Practices for Grilling Safely Regardless of how much experience you have grilling, there's always risk involved when it comes to working with fire. If you're planning a cookout for your friends and family, it's important to know the best practices of grilling....

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3 Steps Toward Protecting Your Home From Wind Damage

3 Steps Toward Protecting Your Home From Wind Damage

Focus On These Areas When Protecting Your Home From Wind Damage We can't control the weather, but we can control how well we prepare for it. Protecting your home from wind damage before a storm rolls through is the only way to avoid damages to your property and...

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5 Tips for Summer Lawn Maintenance

5 Tips for Summer Lawn Maintenance

Summer is here and many of us complete outdoor tasks in order to keep our yards looking attractive. Keeping a vibrant and healthy lawn requires effort and attention to detail. During the summer, follow these five summer lawn maintenance tips so that your entire...

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5 Ways to Improve Home Security While on Vacation

5 Ways to Improve Home Security While on Vacation

You’ve waited months to go on vacation to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. You enjoyed your time away, appreciative of the rest and relaxation. The last thing that you want to happen is to return home from vacation to discover that your home has...

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How to Prep Your Air Conditioner for Summer

How to Prep Your Air Conditioner for Summer

You are looking forward to summer and all the fun activities that come with it. But we all know how the Lowcountry can turn unpleasant on extremely hot days. Fortunately, you can take advantage of central air conditioning in your home to stay comfortable inside during...

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Top 10 People and Places to Notify Before Moving Homes

Top 10 People and Places to Notify Before Moving Homes

Who to Notify Before Moving Homes Moving day is hectic. There are a lot of services, companies, and people to notify before moving homes. This checklist will remind you of some services that often fall through the cracks during this busy time. 1. The Post Office The...

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Switching Out Your Clothing When the Seasons Change

Switching Out Your Clothing When the Seasons Change

With Spring Approaching, Switching Out Your Clothing is in Order You won’t be needing that heavy coat or those sweaters in the sweltering heat of summer, which will be here before you know it. If you get into the habit of switching out your clothing in accordance with...

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Babyproofing Your Home

Babyproofing Your Home

Has the stork come to visit? We at Step by Step Inspections would like to offer you our congratulations on your new family member! Of course, your little one is also the source of many new responsibilities. This is a time for both celebration and preparation, which is...

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Infrared Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

Infrared Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

Thermal imaging is a technique for producing a visible image of infrared energy that is emitted from an object. Depending on the internal and external conditions, all objects exist at a certain temperature level. Infrared thermal imaging can detect areas of heat loss...

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5 Easy Fixes to Help You Sell Your Home

5 Easy Fixes to Help You Sell Your Home

Sell Your Home Successfully! You don’t have to invest a fortune to make one, but when you’re getting your home ready for the market, every detail counts. When preparing to sell your home, these 5 simple and inexpensive fixes will help you add value and get it ready to...

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10 Tips for Moving Into a New Home

10 Tips for Moving Into a New Home

Moving into a new home is exciting, but it’s also a lot of work. Everything you own is packed up into a moving van and then dropped off at your new house, however, this doesn’t necessarily have to be such a stressful experience. Whether you are hiring movers or making...

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