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4 Unexpected Bed Bug Hotspots

Posted on: December 10, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Alpha Building Inspections! The term "bed bugs" might make you shudder and picture a mattress teeming with the bloodsucking insects, but don't be fooled; the name is a bit of a misnomer. While almost 70 percent of bed bug infestations are associated with beds or items found near beds, the insects don't limit themselves to those spaces. Bed bugs are experts at hitchhiking and can be found in common spaces like movie theaters and public transportation. Here are a few tips Continue Reading ...

4 Ways To Recreate Your Entertaining Space

Posted on: December 3, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! The holidays, the big game, New Year's and everything in between: At this time of year there are plenty of reasons to invite family and friends to your home to entertain. In addition, there are also plenty of times - particularly on cold winter nights - when you just want to have a place you can go to get cozy, play a video game or watch a movie in peace. Either can be an appealing option, but do you have an Continue Reading ...

Tips For Using Metals In Home Decor

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Alpha Building Inspections! While trends in home decor often change, there is one constant design feature that continues to shine, literally: metals. Today, homeowners can find creative ways to incorporate a regal touch that produces a timeless look with modern appeal. Take the Temperature A first step in implementing metallic decor is understanding the temperature of the metals. Think of brass, copper and gold as warm, while silver and aluminum are cooler, and Continue Reading ...

Know Your Enemy: Bed Bugs

Posted on: November 19, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! Does the thought of a bed bug infestation send a shiver down your spine? Do you immediately think of insects hiding in beds? Did you know that bed bugs aren't just found in those places? The experts at Terminix are here to clear up some common misconceptions and provide information so that you can be more prepared than scared if you ever find yourself dealing with these pests. What are bed bugs? If you've never seen one, you may not Continue Reading ...

High-Tech Appliance Trends From The House Beautiful “Whole Home Project” Concept House

Posted on: November 12, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Alpha Building Inspections! On a tree-lined street in the Brookhaven neighborhood of Atlanta, a house built with the goal of better living through design opens its doors to the public this fall. Each space was created with comfort, peace and serenity in mind, from the decluttered entryway, to the intuitive kitchen with luxurious state-of-the-art appliances designed to easily bring healthy choices to a family's nightly dinner and provide flexibility in food preparation, Continue Reading ...

How To Keep Pests Out Of Your Chimney

Posted on: November 5, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! As temperatures drop, many people will start spending more time in the warmth of their homes. Animals don't have the luxury of extra heating and take whatever refuge they can find, making chimneys a convenient place for pests to seek shelter.   The team at Terminix has some helpful information to share so that homeowners can be better prepared to address critters that find their way into chimneys. What kinds Continue Reading ...

5 Alarming Places Where Germs Are Hiding In Your Kitchen

Posted on: October 29, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by  Alpha Building Inspections! Your kitchen may look clean, but here's the dirt on what's really happening. Although a quick daily clean might keep some of the bacteria at bay, it's important to remember that germs are lurking in the dark corners often overlooked! Since the kitchen tends to be where family and friends congregate, not only is it alarming to discover that things may not be as clean as you thought they were, bacteria can come in contact with the food you eat. Continue Reading ...

Integrate Accessories For Added Luxury

Posted on: October 22, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! Accessories bring a sense of purpose into a space and, with thoughtful selection, can transform a room into an elevated experience. When used creatively and in unexpected ways, they add the perfect finishing touch to a space and can transform the overall aesthetic and design. From hardware to purposefully placed décor, integrate accessories artfully and functionally to achieve beauty and balance for an even more luxurious space. A Continue Reading ...

3 Questions To Ask When Looking For Your New HVAC Unit

Posted on: October 15, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of  Alpha Building Inspections! If you subscribe to the belief that your home is your castle, then you naturally expect to be comfortable in that castle, right? Whether it's the middle of winter or the dog days of summer, your home's HVAC system plays a vital role in supporting this comfort, so if you're in the market for a new system, here are three questions you should ask before purchasing your new system. Is the unit the right size for your home? In the Continue Reading ...

Uncommon – But Important – Baby Safety Steps

Posted on: October 8, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! You take every precaution to make sure your family is safe and healthy. There are locks placed strategically throughout the house, baby gates installed on all stairways and little plastic plugs in every electrical outlet. You think your little ones will be safe and secure in these spaces, but have you done enough to ensure their health and wellness? Whether you're a new parent or have toddlers in tow, there are a few Continue Reading ...