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Attics, Ventilation and Mold

Mold growth is something every homeowner should be concerned about, but one of the problems with mold is that it can grow in so many different places. While you may be experiencing symptoms of mold inhalation, you may not be able to clearly identify mold as the problem. In fact, many homeowners are surprised to… Read more »

What is the difference between boiler radiant heat and electric radiant heat?

What is the difference between boiler radiant heating and electric radiant heat? While the main difference is the source of the heat, water vs. electric, there are many more subtle differences that can determine which kind of heating is best for the room or entire home. Boiler Radiant Heating Boiler Radiant Heating requires your home… Read more »

Radon Testing: Protect your Lungs and Your Family

  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. What’s more, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths as a result of lung cancer each year. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are ones that could have possibly… Read more »

Get a mold inspection before it’s too late

Having mold in your home can be a major nightmare. It can spread like wildfire, from damp places like your basement, up through your kitchen and living area. It can also spread downward from the roof boards in your attic down to bedrooms and bathrooms. Before it’s too late, mold has infested your entire home…. Read more »

New Radon Data from IEMA

The Illinois Emergency Management agency has now released their new website which includes all of the radon test results and radon mitigation installations in Illinois.  It is a great website and has data up to 2011.  Check it out here .  Just click on your county and you can see the radon levels per zip code.

New law requires Illinois day cares to post radon test

We harp on this blog sometimes about the dangers of radon, and how Illinois residents should test their homes for radon. Well state legislation has taken note. Beginning Jan. 1 2014, day care center across Illinois will have to show proof their facility has been radon gas tested within the last three years as part… Read more »

A bad foundation is a bad problem

Cracks in foundation aren’t very uncommon, and can sometimes be really small — but it could lead to really unwarranted problems. The foundation of your home is kind of like its backbone, holding and securing the building in place. But if it moves, like the earth does from time to time, your home may be… Read more »

An inside look at home inspections?

Part of the reasoning of this blog is to give consumers an in-depth, more personal look at some of the inherent challenges of being a licensed home inspector, and the top issues trending in the industry today. There are many problems we as home inspectors run in to on a daily basis, from mechanical to… Read more »

Pristine Receives Angie’s List Superior Service Award

Each year, Angie’s List honors companies that have achieved and maintained a superior service rating from Angie’s List members with the Super Service Award. This is the highest honor given annually to companies by Angie’s List, who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie’s List throughout the past year.  Only 5% of… Read more »