Name of Product: ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs Hazard: The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: Replace Consumer Contact: Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lenovo.com and select Support at the top of the page, then click on the link to.. read more →

Name of Product: Fiska 32-Inch Bypass Lopper Shears Hazard: The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration. Remedy: Replacement Consumer Contact: Fiskars toll-free at (855) 544-0151 anytime or visit Fiskars website at www2.fiskars.com and click on Product Notifications for more information. Units: About 277,000 in.. read more →

17 Apr 2014
April 17, 2014

Lead Facts

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Did you know the following facts about lead? FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. FACT: Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. FACT: You can get lead in your body by breathing or swallowing lead dust, or by eating soil or.. read more →

27 Jan 2014
January 27, 2014

Air Quality in the Home

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“Indoor air quality is generally worse than most people believe, but there are things you can do about it. Some Quick Facts: Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. Problems can arise from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials used in household products and furnishings, smoke, and other sources. Effects range from.. read more →

02 Jan 2014
January 2, 2014

Household and Environmental Hazards

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“This list of terms covers most of the common household dangers likely to be encountered by InterNACHI inspectors. algae: microorganisms that may grow to colonies in damp environments, including certain rooftops. They can discolor shingles; often described as fungus. alligatoring:  a condition of paint or aged asphalt brought about by the loss of volatile oils, and.. read more →

1. Provide an alarm code if you choose to set your home security system on the day of inspection. 2. Provide keys to any areas of the home that are locked and cannot be accessed using the front door key. 3. Make sure all pets either go with you or are in a secured location. Please leave a.. read more →

Name of Product: TimeMaster and TurfMaster lawn mowers Hazard: The mower’s blade can break and injure the user and others nearby. Remedy: Repair Consumer Contact:  Toro toll-free at (855) 340-7686 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.toro.com and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for.. read more →

13 Dec 2013
December 13, 2013

Home Inspection Reports: What to Expect

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“Influenced by the changes in the economic and legal environments over the past 30 years, home inspection reports have changed to accommodate increased consumer expectations, and to provide more extensive information and protection to both inspectors and their clients.  Development of Standards  Prior to the mid-1970s, inspection reports followed no standard guidelines and, for the most.. read more →

10 Dec 2013
December 10, 2013

House Numbers

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“Ever wonder about your house number? Often, the previous owner installed the number and the new owner never had to think about it, leaving them clueless as to why it was placed where it is or why a particular color or size was chosen. These numbers are more important than you probably realize, and a.. read more →

Buying or selling, one of your smartest moves is getting a home inspection. This video is part of HGTV Home Economics show hosted by Brandie Malay. read more →