Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Still a Risk in Summer

Carbon monoxide is so deadly because it is invisible and odorless, so by the time that there’s a dangerous level inside your home or business, it may be too late. Although many of us may think that with the summer months now here and our windows open to allow in fresh air there will be… Read more »

Summer Heat and Roof Damage

Most people rate spring and summer as their favorite seasons of the year, but if your roof could talk, it would likely have a different opinion. The summer heat, in particular, can be particularly hard of your roof, especially if your home has traditional shingles. While the signs of heat damage can sometimes be seen… Read more »

Infrared Cameras Help Beekeepers Keep Up on Hives

Infrared camera technology – the same that we use at Pristine Inspections and Testing during every inspection– is now being used to help beekeepers to inspect their populations during the winter, reports the Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City. Previously, opening up a hive in temperatures below 55 degrees jeopardized the colony, but this new… Read more »

Avoiding Frozen Plumbing

One of the perils of owning a home during the freezing cold winters is the possibility of a frozen pipe. Pipes that run through unheated spaces, such as crawl spaces, attics and garages, or along exterior walls with little insulation are susceptible to freezing during the cold winter months. Worse, if the water in the… Read more »

Radon Resources – Where to Get More Information

You can’t see it, taste it, smell it or feel, but radon can cause serious health issues, and you definitely don’t want it in your home. For some folks, that’s all they need to know, but if you want to learn more about this cancer-causing radioactive gas during National Radon Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a… Read more »

Maryland County Leading the Way on Radon Testing

We’ve discussed the dangers that radon can pose to homeowners throughout the country, but the laws that govern how and when radon is tested are not uniform across every state or even in individual counties. As we continue to look at radon as part of National Radon Awareness Month, we take a closer look at… Read more »

Roof Vents and Mold

Even though we only typically see mold in our bathrooms or in our kitchen on our food, it can grow in other areas of our homes, including the attic, crawl space, and basement. That’s why the proper ventilation of our homes is so important to preventing conditions that can promote mold growth. For mold to… Read more »

Inspections and New Homes

It’s long been considered a best practice to get a home inspection when buying a home from another homeowner, but what about when buying a new home? Even if you are buying a new home, you will want to get it professionally inspected for a number of reasons. To start, while the home may be… Read more »