Don Shaw, CPI

Don Shaw, CPI

Don Shaw, the owner of HomeCheck Property Inspections, is a degreed engineer, has been performing inspections for years in North Metro Atlanta and is a member of ASHI and InterNACHI.

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Energy Efficiency in Historic Homes

Energy Efficiency in Historic Homes

  As the cost of energy rises, resource supplies become precious and the public becomes increasingly aware of environmental dangers associated with the burning of fossil fuels, home energy efficiency has become more than a fringe concern. Homeowners worldwide are...

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Advantages of Solar Energy

Advantages of Solar Energy

  Solar energy offers considerable advantages over conventional energy systems by nullifying flaws in those systems long considered to be unchangeable. Solar power for home energy production has its flaws, too, which are outlined in another article, but they're...

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Smoke Alarm Maintenance and Installation Tips

Smoke Alarm Maintenance and Installation Tips

A smoke alarm, also known as a smoke detector, is a device that detects smoke and issues an audible sound and/or a visual signal to alert residents to a potential fire. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Almost two-thirds of reported deaths caused by...

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Guidelines for Pool Safety

Guidelines for Pool Safety

Swimming pools should always be happy places. Unfortunately, each year thousands of American families confront swimming pool tragedies, drownings and near drownings of young children. At HomeCheck Property Inspections we want to prevent these tragedies and strongly...

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Benefits of Foundation Insulation

Benefits of Foundation Insulation

Benefits of Foundation Insulation Homes being constructed today are more energy-efficient than those built even just a few years ago, primarily due to significant improvements in building products and techniques, as well as development of high-performance heating and...

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Choosing the Right Home Inspector

Choosing the Right Home Inspector

Buying a Home? Choosing the right home inspector is an important part of the home buying process.  Buy a home is probably the most expensive purchase you'll ever make. The cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the value of the home being inspected and...

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Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

The following items are tools every homeowner should own. These are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask HomeCheck Property Inspections inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful. 1. ...

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Ways to Prevent Garage Fires

Ways to Prevent Garage Fires

Ways to Prevent Garage Fires The purpose of this article is twofold. First, at HomeCheck Property Inspections, we’d like you to take measures to keep your garage free from fire. Fortunately, there are ways this can be done, some of which are described below. Secondly,...

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How-To Properly Display House Numbers

How-To Properly Display House Numbers

How-To Display House Numbers Here a simple guide on How To Display House Numbers.  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...

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A Homeowners Guide to Electrical Safety

A Homeowners Guide to Electrical Safety

Electricity is an essential part of our lives and it is important to practice electrical safety. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely, if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused....

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