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Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 07:07

Chicago Tribune (blog)

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Generally, a home inspector cannot disclose information found during a home inspection without the buyer's approval. However, if the inspector finds something dangerous, he is required to disclose that finding to the seller and the potential purchaser, ...

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Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ... - PR Web (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/06/2013 - 07:20

Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ...
PR Web (press release)
Timothy Evans, owner of Traverse City Home Inspections LLC (http://www.traversecityhomeinspections.com), a home inspection company serving Traverse City and Northwest Michigan, reports that radon gas testing is now required by some insurance and ...

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EPA Orders Company to Address Contamination at Former Aluminum Production Site in Ravenswood, West Virginia

Hazardous Waste - Wed, 06/05/2013 - 18:43
PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2013) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Century Aluminum of West Virginia to develop an updated cleanup plan for a former industrial facility in Ravenswood, W.Va., that was used for the storage and disposal of hazardous materials that were byproducts of aluminum production

Verena Robinson Brings Diversity and Experience to Carlsbad, CA Real Estate ... - SBWire (press release)

LA Home Inspector - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 20:11

Verena Robinson Brings Diversity and Experience to Carlsbad, CA Real Estate ...
SBWire (press release)
San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/04/2013 -- After more than eight years of serving the real estate markets in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Mammoth Lakes, Verena Robinson brings her experience and expertise to Carlsbad, providing clients with a full suite ...

EPA Announces a Proposed Plan Public Meeting for the Sanford Dry Cleaners Superfund Site

Hazardous Waste - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 04:00
(ATLANTA – June 4, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Superfund Division will host a Proposed Plan Public Meeting regarding the Sanford Cleaners Superfund Site on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the City Commission Chambers located at 300 N. Park Ave., Sanford, FL 32772. DATE: June 6, 2013 TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: Sanford City Hall – Commission Chambers 300 N Park Ave

Midday Fix: Home inspection tips for buyers and sellers - WGNtv.com

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 16:15

Midday Fix: Home inspection tips for buyers and sellers
WGNtv.com
Your home inspector should be looking at all the aspects of your home, from the condition and age of the roof, to drainage systems, the foundation, walls, insulation, grading, electrical systems, plumbing, condition of windows and doors, appliances ...

EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan to Remove Lead at Raritan Bay Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey; $79 Million Cleanup Will Remove Lead from Popular Beach and Public Park

Hazardous Waste - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 15:00
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a plan to clean up lead contamination at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced the plan today at the site in Old Bridge, New Jersey. She was joined by Congressmember Frank Pallone and Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry

Buyer regrets not having home inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 08:41

Buyer regrets not having home inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
A. Most homebuyers are aware of the importance of hiring a home inspector before they buy a home. And most real estate agents advise their clients accordingly. If you bought your home without having it inspected, then one of two errors took place ...

Public Comments Sought on Proposed Coal Ash Cleanup Settlement with Rotary Drilling Supply in Jefferson County, Mo.

Hazardous Waste - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 23:04
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., May 30, 2013) - EPA Region 7 and Rotary Drilling have reached a proposed agreement to address environmental impacts from the unauthorized disposal of approximately 140,000 tons of coal ash from the Rush Island Power Plant owned and operated by Union Electric Company (d/b/a Ameren Missouri). EPA is accepting public comment on the settlement pursuant to the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

3 injured in deck collapse at Duluth home - MyFox Atlanta

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 02:37

3 injured in deck collapse at Duluth home
MyFox Atlanta
After hearing that pop, Sewell said that the deck seemed to sway forward and then the whole thing crashed straight down. A home inspector said that deck failures are typically at the bolt where it's attached. "If the rim joist is not attached to the ...

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Top 5 Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers - The Sun

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 05/25/2013 - 18:47

Top 5 Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers
The Sun
Unless you are home inspector by trade, your skills will only get you so far so hire an impartial professional inspector. A good inspector will identify problems, explain the extent of the problems, and also recommend the appropriate repairs. They can ...

Ask the Inspector: Inspection spectators - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 05/25/2013 - 05:07

Ask the Inspector: Inspection spectators
Leader-Telegram
An adult must be home or the children need to be elsewhere during the inspection. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central and northern Wisconsin ...

The House Detective: Buyer regrets not having home inspection - NewsOK.com

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 05/25/2013 - 05:04

The House Detective: Buyer regrets not having home inspection
NewsOK.com
If you bought your home without having it inspected, then one of two errors took place: Either your agent failed to advise you to hire a home inspector, or you failed to heed your agent's advice. By Barry Stone Certified Building Inspector | Published ...

Q & A with America's Real Estate Professor: Home inspection - Norwalk Reflector

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 20:42

Q & A with America's Real Estate Professor: Home inspection
Norwalk Reflector
In addition, the home inspector is only going to report if things are working or not. He or she is not going to assess how much a buyer like yourself might consider spending to buy new appliances, paint the house, landscaping, and all the other items ...

EPA Begins Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor

Hazardous Waste - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:41
(New York, N.Y.) With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning its beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them. This year’s program will include helicopter surveillance for floating debris, water quality sampling and grants to support state beach protection programs

EPA Reaches Agreement with Several Companies to Conduct a Study of a Contaminated Site in the New Jersey Meadowlands Near Hackensack River

Hazardous Waste - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 14:51
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a legal agreement with Apogent Transition Corp., Beazer East, Inc., Cooper Industries, LLC and Occidental Chemical Corporation to conduct a study of the contamination at the Standard Chlorine Chemical Company, Inc. Superfund site in Kearny, New Jersey as part of the cleanup plan for the site

EPA Adds Two Hazardous Waste Sites in the Southeast to Superfund’s National Priorities List, Proposing an Additional Two Sites

Hazardous Waste - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 19:22
(ATLANTA – May. 21, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the addition of two new hazardous waste sites in the southeast that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. EPA is also proposing to add another two sites to the list. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country

EPA Adds the Matlack, Inc. Site in Woolwich Township, New Jersey to the Superfund List

Hazardous Waste - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 19:05
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Matlack, Inc. site in Woolwich Township, New Jersey to the Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The site is a former truck terminal at which operations included truck maintenance and truck, trailer and tanker washing. As a result of past industrial activities, the soil and ground water are contaminated with volatile organic compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

EPA Adds the Riverside Industrial Park in Newark, New Jersey to the Superfund List; Seven Acre Site along the Passaic River Contaminated with PCBs and Volatile Organic Compounds

Hazardous Waste - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 19:05
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Riverside Industrial Park in Newark, New Jersey to the Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. After a 2009 spill of oily material from the industrial park into the Passaic River, the EPA discovered that chemicals, including benzene, mercury, chromium and arsenic, were improperly stored at the site

EPA Proposes to Add Wilcox Oil Site in Creek Co., OK, to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

Hazardous Waste - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 18:40
(Dallas – May 21, 2013) Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it proposes to add the Wilcox Oil Company site in Creek County, Oklahoma, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country
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