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Services We Offer

Why do home inspectors offer so many services? Isn't a home inspection just a home inspection? In some sense, that is true. But the application of an inspection can vary greatly based on the needs of the client. What type of home and what we look...
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Lawn Tunnels

Lawn Tunnels. Have you noticed a strange phenomenon in your grass after winter's heavy snow melts? It may look like cracked, dry dirt in the desert or, if you get close, it looks like a network of interconnected tunnels. Indeed, it is likely t...
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Electrical Outlets

Electrical Outlets are any location that power is let out of. It is not specifically the plugs or receptacles where you temporarily attach a toaster, cell phone charger, vacuum, or other appliance. Those are a type of outlet (called a receptacle), bu...
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Wire Types Part 2

There are many wire types, today we will explore a few of the common branch wire styles found in residential homes. All electrical wires work to accomplish a singular goal: bring power safely to the outlets as designed. Depending on the application,...
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Wire Types Part 1

There are many wire types, today we will explore a few of the common branch wire styles found in residential homes. All electrical wires work to accomplish a singular goal: bring power safely to the outlets as designed. Depending on the application,...
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Plumbing Materials

Plumbing Materials - you might never know how many materials are used to bring water into our homes because pipes are usually hidden. Plumbers use different materials for many reasons. Often the choice is based on what is the best option commonly use...
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Meet Marshall (Video Series)

Meet your inspectors! Marshall Tramp, CPI, RMP discusses what you should know before hiring a home inspector and why we encourage you to follow us along, asking questions. Video Clip: Why You Should Hire Us (posted Feb 9, 2022)...
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Meet Travis (Video Series)

Meet your inspectors! Travis Tramp, CPI discusses the perks of picking Top Notch Inspection Services in this video series, and some of the services you should consider for your next home inspection. Video Clip: Why Realtors Recommend Us (posted...
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Window Thermal Seals

Window Thermal Seals – windows are a simple concept that hasn’t changed much since the creation of glass. Glass isn’t a great insulator of heat energy, so the more windows we install in a home, the less efficient the building is wit...
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Low E Windows

Low E Windows – low emissivity glass is different from double or triple pane windows that are insulated from convective heat loss. Low E glass is coated with a miniscule amount of a thin and transparent layer that is thinner than a human hair....
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