How To Prep Your Home For A New Addition To The Family

Posted on: July 23, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - Whether it's a baby or pet, a new addition to the family calls for new, unexpected responsibilities, and is bound to come with adjustments for every member of the family. While it would be silly to guarantee zero stress for the new family environment, below are tips for a transition with more playtime and fewer headaches to help you get started. Here's what you need to know: Get ready in style Prep the space with all the Continue Reading ...

Be Prepared For The 2018 Storm Season

Posted on: July 16, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - For millions of Americans, the devastation of the 2017 storm season is still fresh in their minds. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the cumulative cost of the weather events in the U.S. was $306.2 billion. Whether you were directly affected by one of those storm systems, or saw images of flooded neighborhoods, there's probably one question that you're now asking yourself. What Continue Reading ...

Paint Like A Pro In 5 Easy Steps

Posted on: July 9, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - Nothing transforms a home quite like a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house is one of the smartest and easiest DIY upgrades a homeowner can accomplish on their own. "Summer is the ideal time to tackle a painting project, as the warmer temperatures lead to faster drying times, and you can comfortably leave the windows open for better ventilation," said Megan Youngs, Product Manager at DAP. "Just remember, a little bit Continue Reading ...

Top Tips To Help First-Timers Navigate The Fast-Paced Housing Market

Posted on: July 2, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - Across the U.S., the housing market is picking up pace moving into the peak of the summer homebuying season. In city after city, home prices are on the rise, up 2.3 percent on average between April 2017 and 2018, according to the RE/MAX April 2018 National Housing Report. And there are fewer houses on the market to choose from, with total housing inventory down by 11.3 percent. Based on home sales in April 2018, the national Continue Reading ...

Easy And Breezy: 6 Tips For Controlling Summer Cooling Costs

Posted on: June 25, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - As Americans gear up for sun, surf, barbecues and all the other fun activities that represent summer, they're also concerned with how to keep themselves and their homes comfortably cool this season. Of course, they're also concerned with controlling costs. The average homeowner spends nearly half of their yearly utility bills - an average of $900 - on heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Continue Reading ...

Reclaiming The Rooftop: Tips For Decks With A View

Posted on: June 18, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - Once reserved for the urban elite, rooftop decks are popping up all over the country as an attractive option that offers a mixture of space savings and an unrivaled view. Rooftop decks take what was formerly unused space - the top of a building or the flat roof over part of a home - and reclaim it for a unique entertaining area or family gathering spot. "Especially when we're working in cities, rooftop decks are essentially Continue Reading ...

5 ways Gardening And Plants Can Reduce Stress

Posted on: June 11, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - In today's busy world, we're continually searching for new ways to slow down and unwind. This has led more people to discover the calming benefits of gardening and how incorporating plants into decor provides a way to reduce everyday stress. Studies have shown that indoor plants clean the air by removing 87 percent of airborne toxins in 24 hours, and can make people more relaxed. In fact, the very act of Continue Reading ...

Make The Most Of Your Landscaping Projects This Year With These Tips

Posted on: June 4, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - Home improvement projects aren't constrained to a single season, but during these warmer months, your focus is no longer simply on your home's indoors. Now there's outdoor yard work to do as well, and if you're looking to recreate your outdoor space, your outside projects may include some landscaping. If you have landscaping as part of your to-do list this season, the right strategy can ensure that you get the most benefit from your Continue Reading ...

Hard Water Proves Hard On Your Wallet

Posted on: May 28, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, can be found in nearly 90 percent of American homes. These minerals cause scaling, a buildup that clogs waterlines and plumbing forcing appliances to work harder and operate less efficiently. The scale may also harbor bacteria. The only way to truly remove the hard and soft scale from household water systems is with salt-based water softeners. The environmental and Continue Reading ...

A Great Lawn Begins With A Great Engine

Posted on: May 21, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - As the days grow longer and the snow begins to recede, homeowners will once again venture outdoors to get their yards and lawn into tip-top shape for summer fun. But just like your lawn has been hibernating over the long winter, so too has your lawn mower and other small engines. Even if you properly winterized your mower, there are a few things you'll need to do to ensure it works like it should. To get there, follow Continue Reading ...