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A

AFCI: Aug '08

Age Of A House: Oct ‘97

Air Conditioning Balancing: Jul ‘99

Air Conditioning Basics: Jun ‘00

Air Conditioning Condenser Ratings: Feb ‘06

Air Conditioning Maintenance: May ‘07

Air Conditioning Problems: May '04

Air Quality - Indoor: Aug ‘94, Dec '02

Alerts, Advisories & Recalls: Aug ‘00

Aluminum Wiring: Jun '94, Nov '07

Anti-Scald Valves: Jul '02

Appliance Tips: Mar '16

Asbestos: Aug ‘93, Feb ‘95

ASHI Web Site: Sep ‘96

Asphalt - Over Concrete: Mar ‘94

Asphalt - Sealing: Dec ‘93

Attic - Exhaust Fan: Feb ‘94

Attic - Insulation: Nov ‘96, Nov '11, Dec '11

Attic - Ridge Vents: Sep ‘94

Attic - Stair Covers: Dec '16

Attic - Stair Insulation: Mar ‘04

Attic - Unvented: Feb '08

Attic - Ventilation: Jun ‘93, Aug ‘97, Aug '03, Aug '09

Attic - Wind Turbines: Sep ‘94

Attic - Winterize: Dec ‘94

B

Basement - Escape Windows: Apr ‘94

Basement - Foundation Walls: Sep ‘01

Basement - Water Problems: Mar ‘95, Oct ‘95, May '03, Jun '09

Bathroom - Basement: Jul ‘93, Oct ‘95

Bathroom - Caulking: Aug ‘94

Bathroom - Exhaust Fans: Apr ‘96

Bathroom - Odor: Jul ‘98

Bathroom - Toilet Problems: Aug ‘94

Bathroom - Tub Repair: Jan ‘94

Bathroom - Venting: Oct ‘93

Bathtub Resurfacing: Jul ‘99, Jan ‘02

Bathtub Types: Jul ‘04

Bonus Room Complaints: Sep '06

Brick - Removing Mortar: May ‘94, Apr ‘01

Builder-How To Choose: Nov ‘98

Builder Complaints: Sep ‘96, Oct ‘97, Oct ‘01

Builder Limiting Home Inspectors: Jan '03

Builder's License: Mar '07

Building A Home: Aug ‘01, Sep ‘01, Nov ‘01

Building Code Requirements: Jun ‘95

C

Call Before Digging: May '08

Carbon Monoxide: Oct ‘95, Feb ‘98, Jan ‘01, Dec ‘01, Mar '09, May '13

Carpet - How To Buy: Sep '10

Carpet - Padding: Jul ‘95

Carpet - Stains: Jul '02

Caulking - Basics: Jun '03

Caulking - Different Types: Jun ‘96

Caulking - Removing: Aug ‘94

Caulking - Tips: Oct '12

Ceiling - Cracks: Mar ‘94

Ceiling - Fan Installation: Jul ‘95

Ceiling - Stains: Oct ‘93

Ceiling - Textured: Sep ‘94

Cell Phone - Boosting Signal: Mar '17

Certified Chimney Sweep: Sep '11

CFL Bulbs: Dec '08

Chimney: Jul ‘98, Feb ‘00, Oct '05

Chimney Sweep: Sep '11

China's Laminate Flooring Problem: May '15

Chinese Drywall: May '09, Apr '12

Choosing A Contractor: Jul ‘97

Christmas Safety: Dec ‘97, Dec ‘04, Dec '09, Dec '10, Dec '17

Class Action - Georgia Pacific: Oct ‘97, Mar '06

Class Action - List: Nov ‘97

Class Action - Louisiana Pacific: Jan ‘96, Feb ‘96, Jun ‘96, Mar '06

Class Action - Masonite Corporation: May ‘96, Mar '06

Clothes Dryer Problems: Apr ‘00

Code Violations: Jun '16

Cobweb Problems: Mar/Apr ‘93

Concrete - Control Joints: Mar ‘94

Concrete - Driveway Repair: Jul ‘94, Feb '09

Concrete - Repair: Apr ‘97

Concrete - Rust Stains: Jan ‘96

Concrete - Sweats: Jul ‘94

Concrete - White Powder: Apr ‘94

Construction Cost: Jan '03, Aug '04

Consumer Energy Tax Incentive: Mar ‘10

Consumer Product Safety Commission: May ‘99, Jul '08

Contractor - How To Choose: Jul ‘97, Nov ‘98, Jun '02

Cost Of Repairs: Jan '03

Cost vs. Value: Jan/Feb ‘93, Jul ‘93, Nov ‘93, Jul ‘94, Feb '07, Feb '09, Jan '12

Counter Tops - Corian: Nov ‘93

Counter Tops - Quartz: Jun '06

Counter Tops - Scratched & Stained: Jul '98

Crawl Space - Moisture Problems: Dec ‘00, Jan ‘06

Create A Repair List: May '16

Crime Prevention: Dec ‘13

Cutting Cooling Cost: Jul '09

D

Deck Refinishing: Sep '14

Deck Requirements: Aug '14

Deck Safety: Mar '11

Deck Stairs: Aug ‘98

Decks: May ‘95, Oct '08

Decks: Composite Materials: Jul '03

Dekalb County's Inefficient Plumbing Replacement Plan: Jun' 08

Dekalb Mandates Low Flow Toilets: Mar' 08

Design Services: Jul ‘01

Digital Photos: Jan ‘02

Doors - Drilling Steel: Jul ‘94

Doors - Not Latching: Apr ‘94, Jan ‘96

Doors - Out Of Plumb: Nov ‘93

Doors - Reinforcing: Oct '10

Doors - Terms: Nov ‘05

Driveway - Repair: Apr ‘97

Dry Rot: Oct ‘94

Dry Well: Oct ‘05

Dryer - Venting: Nov ‘93, Feb ‘96

Dryvit - Below Grade: Nov ‘96

Duct Cleaning: Dec ‘97, Oct '02, Apr '09

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Earth Quakes: Jul ‘94

EIFS - Class Actions: Jan ‘99, Sep '02

EIFS - Dryvit Below Grade: Nov ‘96

EIFS - Dryvit Settlement: Mar '03

EIFS - How To Identify: Jul ‘97

EIFS - Synthetic Stucco Problems: Dec ‘96, Sep ‘97, May ‘98

EIFS - What To Do About It: Sep ‘97, Mar ‘00

Electrical - AFCIs: Dec '02, Aug '08

Electrical - Aluminum Wiring: Jun ‘94, Nov '07

Electrical - Breaker Size: Jun ‘94

Electrical - Christmas Lights: Dec ‘93

Electrical - Federal Pacific Panels: Nov '14

Electrical - Fires: Apr '15

Electrical - Flickering Lights: Dec ‘93, Jan '03

Electrical - GFCI Breaker Recall: May ’99

Electrical - GFCIs: Jun ‘94, Sep ‘94, Mar ‘01, Dec '02, May '05, Sep '07

Electrical - Lights Flickering: Dec '93, Jan '03

Electrical - Light Insulation: Aug ‘94

Electrical - Neutral vs. Ground: May ‘94

Electrical - Panel Problems: Jul '07, Nov '14

Electrical - Receptacles: Nov '05

Electrical - Requirements: Jun '13

Electrical - Safety Rules: Jun ‘94, Dec ‘94

Electrical - Service Ground: Jun ‘94

Electrical - Tamper Resistant Receptacles: Feb '11

Electrical - Testing Outlets: Jul ‘94, Jul ‘95

Electrical - Whole House Surge Protectors: Sep '15

Energy Audits: Mar ‘96, Dec ‘99, Mar '02, Nov '04, Nov '06, Nov '08, Jan '10

Energy Efficient Appliances: Jun ‘01

Energy Efficient Homes: Jun ‘95, Feb ‘00, Mar ‘00, Nov '02, Apr '06, Apr '07, Jul '09, Mar ‘10

Energy Savings Myths: Oct '11

Energy Star Homes: Nov '08

Engineered Flooring: Aug '17, Sep '17

Exhaust Fan - Attic: Feb ‘94

Exhaust Fan - Bath: Apr ‘96

Exterior Siding - ABTCO: Apr ‘99

Exterior Siding - Boise Cascade: Apr ‘99

Exterior Siding - Caulking: Feb ‘94, Sep ‘95

Exterior Siding - Fiber-Reinforced Cement: May ‘96, Jun ‘99, Jul '14

Exterior Siding - Filling Claims: Apr '05

Exterior Siding - Hardiplank: May ‘96, Jul '14

Exterior Siding - Installation Details: Sep ‘95

Exterior Siding - Louisiana Pacific: Jan ‘96, Feb ‘96, Sep ‘98, Dec ‘98, Jul ‘99

Exterior Siding - Masonite: May ‘96, Apr ‘98, Feb ‘99

Exterior Siding - Painting: Sep ‘95

F

Fan - Whole House: Jun ‘93

Federal Pacific Stab Lok Breakers: Nov '14

Fire Escape Ladders: May '04

Fire Safety Checklist: Jul '05

Fire Sprinklers: Feb ‘99

Fireplaces, Vent Free: Jun ‘97, Mar '02

Floor Joist Support: Oct ‘98

Flooring - Asbestos: Jan/Feb ‘93, Feb ‘95

Flooring - Bouncy: Oct ‘03

Flooring - Carpet Pads: Jul ‘95

Flooring - Removing Glue: May ‘94

Flooring - Sagging: May '02

Flooring - Squeaks: Jan ‘94

Flooring - Wood: Sep ‘93

Foundation - Cracks: Apr ‘94

Frozen Pipes: Jan ‘97

Furnace - Balancing Heat & Cool: Jul ‘99

Furnace - Duct Cleaning: Dec ‘97

Furnace - Filter Cleaning: Jul ‘95

Furnace - Filters: May ‘93, Feb ‘95, Jul '04

Furnace - Flues: Apr ’94, Nov ‘97

Furnace - Gas vs. Electric: Jul ‘93

Furnace - Heat Exchangers: Apr ‘00, Dec ‘01

Furnace - Maintenance: Nov '02

Furnace - Pilot Light: Mar/Apr ‘93

Furnace - Problems: Dec '07

Furnace - Problems in Lennox: Feb ‘98

Furnace - Replacing Both: Apr '13

Furnace - Thermostats: Jul ‘95, Nov '13

Furnace - Vent Pipe Problems: Nov ‘97

G

Garage - Floor Problems: Feb ‘94

Garage - Hot: Sep '06

Garage - Insulating: Nov ’97

Garage - Overhead Door Hazards: Apr '10

Garage - Overhead Door Safety: Jun '14

Gardens - Treated Wood: May ‘93

Gas Detectors: Apr '16

Georgia Power's Rebates: Aug '16

GFCI - Information: May '06, Sep '07

Granite Countertops: Sep '13, Jan '15

Green Homes: Jul '08

Gutters - Needed: Oct ‘93

Gutters - Painting Vinyl: Mar/Apr ‘93, Feb ‘95

Gutter Guards: Aug '04

H

HADD_Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings Jul '02

Handrails - Loose Post: Nov ‘95

Hardwood Floor Maintenance: Dec ‘01

Hardwood Floors Over Concrete: Feb '12

Heating Bills: Feb '08, Feb '09

Home Builders Licensing: Apr '03

Home Builders Limiting Inspectors: Jul ‘00

Home Inspector - How To Choose: Jan ‘99, Mar '05

Home Inspector - Licensing: Aug '07, Apr '08

Home Maintenance: Apr ‘95, May '06, Jan '09, Nov '10

Home Owners Network: Oct '13

Home Safety: Dec ‘95, Aug ‘96, May ‘97, Nov ‘99, Oct '04, Jan '09

Home Security: Mar ‘97, Dec ‘13

Home Security Cameras: Jan '17

Home Tips - Distribution: Jan ‘95, Mar ‘95, May ‘98

Home Tips - Reproducing: Oct ‘94

Home Warranty: May ‘01, Jun '02, Aug '10

Homeowner’s Records: Aug ‘01

Home's History: Oct '03

Hose Bibbs: Nov '03

Hot Garages: Sep '06

Hot Water Pumps: Mar '14

How To Fix A Running Toilet: Jan '13

How To Reduce Heating Bills: Dec '12

I

Insulation - Basement Walls: Jan ‘96

Insulation - Below Grade: Feb ‘97

Insulation - Blown vs. Batt: Jul ‘94

Insulation - Crawl Space: Oct ‘94, Dec ‘94

Insulation - Foundation Protection: Feb ‘94

Insulation - Garage: Nov ‘93

Insulation - Roofs: Jul ‘00

Insulation - Spray Foam: Nov '11, Dec '11

Insulation - Walls: Feb ‘94

It's That Time Of Year Again: Nov '10, May '17

J

Jacuzzi Bathtub Cleaning: Nov '16

K

Kitchen Cabinets - Finishing: Sep ‘94

Kitchen Cabinets - Painting: Jul ‘93

Kitchen Countertops: Feb '03

L

Ladder Weight Limits: May '02

Laminate Flooring: Aug '17, Sep '17

Laundry Sink Pump: Nov '05

Lead - Drinking Water: Aug ‘93, Oct ‘96

Lead - Housing Law: Mar/Apr ‘93, Oct ‘96, Jun '10, Jul '12

Lead - Paint: Aug ‘93, Oct ‘96, Nov ‘96, Jun '10. Jul '12, Nov '15

LED Light Bulbs: Feb '17

Life Expectancies: Jul '10

Light Bulbs CFL's: Dec '08, Aug '12

Light Bulb Burnout: Feb '04

Lightning Protection: Mar ‘94, Oct '06

M

Maintaining YourHome: May ‘00, May '14, Mar '15

Marketing Tips For Sellers: Sep '03

Metal Studs: Oct ‘94

Mildew Problems: Mar ‘98, Apr ‘01

Mold Problems: Apr ‘01, Feb ‘02, Apr '02, Sep '02, May '03, Feb '04, Apr '04, Jun '15, Jul '15

Mortgages: Nov ‘94

Moving Tips: Aug '06

N

Nail Pops: Aug ‘94, Nov ‘95

Natural Gas Detectors: Apr '16

Nest Smoke Alarms: Feb '15

New Construction Problems: Apr ‘01

New Home Buyer’s Beware: May ‘96

New Home Inspections: Apr ‘04

New Home Problems: Apr ‘01

O

Oak Flooring Maintenance: Dec ‘01

Oak Flooring Problems: Jan '07

Odor Removal: Jun ‘96

P

Painting - Appliances: Mar '08

Painting - Deck Sealers: Jun ‘98

Painting - Exterior: Jul ‘96, Jun ‘98, Nov '09

Painting - Garage Floors: Nov '03

Painting - How To Tell When To Paint: Oct '16

Painting - Interior Cleaning: Oct ‘95

Painting - Kitchen Cabinets: Jul ‘93

Painting - Latex or Oil: Oct '09

Painting - Lead Base: Aug ‘93

Painting - Paint vs. Primer: Aug ‘95

Painting - Plastic: Feb '07

Painting - Sealing Decks: Apr ‘95

Painting - Vinyl Gutters: Mar/Apr ‘93, Feb ‘95

Pest Control - Cobwebs: Mar/Apr ‘93

Pest Control - Wasps: Mar ‘94

PEX Fitting Class Acrion Lawsuit: Oct '17

Pine Beetles: Jan '14

Plumbing - Cold Showers: Apr ‘96

Plumbing - Copper On Galvanized: Aug ‘93

Plumbing - Lead Joints: May ‘93

Plumbing - Main Shutoff: Aug '15

Plumbing - Polybutylene Piping: Aug ‘95, Sep ‘96, Aug ‘97, May ‘98, Sep ‘99, Jun '04, Mar '06, Sep '09

Plumbing - Running Toilet: Jan '13

Plumbing - Requirements: Sep '12

Plumbing - Traps: Jul ‘98

Plumbing - Venting Island Sink: Nov ‘95

Polybutylene Piping: Aug ‘95, Sep ‘96, Aug ‘97, May ‘98, Sep ‘99, Jun '04, Mar '06, Sep '09

Predatory Lending Law: Apr '03

Pre-Listing Inspections: Jan '07, Jan '08

Preserving Older Homes: Nov ‘95

Pressure Treated Wood: Oct '02, Jan '04

Programmable Thermostats: Oct ‘99

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R

Radon: May ‘93, Aug ‘93, Sep ‘96, Jun '04, Sep '08, Mar '12, Dec '15

Radon Home Detector: Jul '11

Radon In Granite Countertops: Nov '17

Radon Mitigation: Sep '08, Jun '12, Jul '17

Recall Chek: Aug '10

Red Flags: Aug '11

Remodeler: How To Choose: Nov ‘98

Repair It or Replace It: Jan '16

Roof Shingles - Class Action: Atlas Chalet: Oct '14

Roof Shingles - Cleaning: May '11

Roof Shingles - Defective: Mar ‘99

Roof Shingles - Felt: Nov ‘93

Roof Shingles - Fungus: Sep ‘93

Roof Shingles - Hail Resistant: May '12

Roof Shingles - Problems or Mistakes: Jul '13, Aug '13

Roof Shingles - Replacing: May ‘93, Jan ‘95, Feb ‘95, Aug '09, Sep '16

Roof Shingles - Stains: Apr ‘96, May ‘01, Nov '05

S

Safety - See Home Safety

Safety Checklist: May ‘97, Nov ‘00

Security Camerals: Jan '17

Security Items: Oct ‘00

Security Systems: Nov ‘00, Apr '17

Seller's Responsibilities: Feb '14, Jun '17

Selling A Home: Jul ‘01

Septic Tanks: Jun ‘93, Aug ‘97, Feb ‘98, Aug '02, Jun '07, Feb '10, Feb '13

Sewage Ejector Pump: Sep '05

Siding - See Exterior Siding

Slab Insulation Problem: Feb ‘97

Smoke Detector Problems: Jan ‘97, Mar '13, Oct '15

Smoke Detectors: Sep ‘93, Jul '06, Mar '13, Feb '15

Soffit Vents: Jan ‘06

Space Heaters: Dec '06

Splices - Framing: Oct ‘98

Staining A Deck: Apr ‘97

Stains: Oct ‘93, Dec ‘93

Stairs - Uneven Ground: Mar ‘94

Stone - Adding A Fireplace: Dec ‘97

Stone - Synthetic Problems: Jan '05

Stucco - Removing Paint: May ‘94

Stucco - Sealing: Jan ‘94

Sunken Driveway Repair: Apr ‘97

Synthetic Stucco: See EIFS

T

Termite Letter Problem: Jun ‘97, Aug ‘99

Termite Treatment Option: Jun ‘97, Sep ‘99, Dec '03, Mar '05, May '08

Testing - GFCIs: Dec ‘95

Testing - Smoke Detectors: Dec ‘95

Testing - T&P Valves: Apr '95, Apr ‘96

Thermal Expansion: Jun '05

Toilet Problems: Jan ‘01

Top Ten Code Violations: Jun '16

Top Ten Return On Investment Remodeling Projects: Jul '16

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V

Ventilation - Attic: See Attic

Ventilation - Whole House: May '02

Vinyl Siding: Feb ‘97

Vocabulary-Home Buyer’s: Jan ‘98

W

Wallpaper Removal: Jul '04

Washing Machine Water Hoses: Oct '03

Wasps - Pest Control: Mar ‘94

Water Alarms: Jan ‘96, Sep '05

Water Heaters - Circulating Pump: Aug '05, Oct '07, Mar ‘14

Water Heaters - Defects: Jan ‘00, Jan ‘01

Water Heaters - Installation: Mar ‘98

Water Heaters - Maintenance: Sep '07, Apr '14

Water Heaters - Problems: Dec '05, Apr '14

Water Heaters - T&P Valves: Apr ‘95, Apr ‘96, May '10, Apr '14

Water Heaters - Tankless: Aug '05, Aug '07

Water Hammer: Oct '05

Water Hoses: Sep '12

Water Testing: Feb '16

Weather-Stripping - Attic Stairs: Nov '02

What To Look For When Buying A Home: Nov '12

Whirlpool - Cleaning: Nov '16

Windows - Argon Filled: Oct ‘98

Windows - Condensation: Jan/Feb ‘93, Feb ‘95

Windows - Energy Efficient: Mar ‘00

Windows - Foggy Glass: Apr ‘96

Windows - Seal Failure: Apr ‘96, Jan '11

Windows - Storm Windows: Sep ‘93, Aug ‘95, Mar ‘00

Windows - Stuck: May ‘94

Winterizing: Jan '11

Wireless Security Cameras/Systems: Jan '17, Apr '17

Wood - Cord: Dec ‘94

Wood - Finish: Jan ‘94

Wood - Sealing: Jan ‘96

Wood Floor Problem: Apr ‘97

Wood Post Selecting: Feb '11

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