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What Can I Do About a Broken Window Seal

Why did your window fog up, and what you need to do to see things clearly again? The problem with your window most likely a broken window seal. Today’s windows have two or three panes of glass separated by air space and sealed around the edges with a flexible elastic sealant to keep humidity out, […]

Dangers of Aluminum Wiring

While believed to be the cause of many house fires, the everyday use of aluminum wiring in the 1970s is no longer allowed in most cities. If installed correctly, aluminum wire can be as safe as copper wire. When installed incorrectly, aluminum wire can become very problematic. The expansion and contraction of aluminum wire when […]

How to Fix a Frozen Garbage Disposal

From time to time, garbage disposal motors may freeze, leaving them ineffective. You will know when this occurs when you turn on the disposal and only hear a slight hum instead of the grinding and crushing of a properly functioning garbage disposal. This hum is usually the result of an object getting stuck into the […]

Facts About Galvanized Plumbing

Many homes built before the 1970s may have “galvanized” plumbing. Galvanized pipes are steel pipes covered with a protective layer of zinc. Galvanized plumbing was a popular choice in new homes and discontinued after discovering the zinc coating erodes over time. As the outer layer of zinc wears away over time, corrosion can start to […]

Dangers of Dryer Vent Lint Build-Up

Clogged vents, ducts, and filters are the primary cause of dryer fires. According to the U.S. Fire Administration: 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause $435 million property loss. To help prevent lint build-up: Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry.  Keep the area behind the dryer […]

Home Foundation and Drainage Basics

Foundation and Drainage Basics | Boise Home Inspector | Dwell Inspect Idaho

A home inspection is an important part of buying a house. For the buyer, an inspection provides valuable information about the condition of the home, and serious foundation and drainage issues can ruin a sale. The purpose of inspecting the foundation is to determine if the base of the home is structurally sound. Structural issues […]

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring Home Maintenance Tips | Boise Idaho | Dwell Inspect

With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects. Now that the threat of winter storms has passed, you can look for damage and make any needed repairs, as well as prep your home and garden for summer. It’s also a great time […]

7 Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

Home Inspection Tips | Boise Idaho | Dwell Inspect

A home inspection sets both buyers and sellers on edge. It may feel like the buyer has the upper hand, but everyone involved is eager for this part of the sale to go well and understand its value in the process. In fact, 90% of homeowners believe that home inspections aren’t a luxury but a necessity, according to […]

8 Home Inspection Tips for Sellers

Home Inspection Tips for Sellers | Boise Idaho | Dwell Inspect

A home inspection is a crucial step and often a deciding factor for the majority of home buyers.  Although some problems that occur in your home over the years are obvious and listed in your sellers disclosure, not all of the wear and tear on a home’s inner workings are visible to the naked eye. […]

What is Covered in a Home Inspection?

Residential Home Inspections | Boise Idaho | Dwell Inspect

What is actually covered in a home inspection? A home inspection is a visual inspection of your home & major systems. It is meant to give you a comprehensive report at that moment in time of areas that require fixing or further evaluation by a specialist. It is also a helpful tool in negotiations with the […]