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December 3, 2018
Christmas ornaments and lights

Holiday Home Safety Tips

The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire and accidents. Lake City Inspections recommends that you follow these guidelines to help make your holiday season safer and more enjoyable. Holiday Lighting Use caution with holiday decorations and, whenever possible, choose those made with flame-resistant, flame-retardant and non-combustible materials. Keep candles away from […]
September 17, 2018
Vermiculite insulation may be contaminated with asbestos

Vermiculite Insulation

Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral composed of shiny flakes that resemble mica. When heated rapidly to a high temperature, this crystalline mineral expands into low-density, accordion-like strands. In this form, vermiculite is a lightweight, odorless and fire-resistant material that has been used in numerous applications, such as insulation for attics and walls. Asbestos Contamination Vermiculite forms over thousands of years due to weathering of the […]
July 2, 2018
Anti-scald valves protect individuals from accidental burns while using fixtures such as showers

Anti-Scald Valves

Anti-scald valves, also known as tempering valves and mixing valves, mix cold water in with outgoing hot water so that the hot water that leaves a fixture is not hot enough to scald a person. Facts and Figures Scalds account for 20% of all burns. More than 2,000 American children are scalded each year, mostly in the bathroom and kitchen. Scalding and other types of burns […]
June 18, 2018

Attached Garage Fire Hazards

The purpose of this article is twofold. First, at Lake City Inspections, we’d like you to take measures to prevent a fire in your garage. Fortunately, there are ways this can be done, some of which are described below. Secondly, garage fires do happen, and we’d like you to make sure that a fire cannot easily spread to the rest of your house. While you can perform […]
May 30, 2018
Lake City Inspections is backed by a $10k Honor Guarantee

Our $10,000 Honor Guarantee

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors is so certain of the integrity of Lake City Inspections Certified Professional Inspectors that they back us up with a $10,000 Honor Guarantee. What does this mean? InterNACHI will pay up to $10,000 (USD; maximum collective aggregate) for the cost of replacement of personal property lost (and not recovered, restituted or insured) during an inspection and stolen by an […]
May 28, 2018
Radon is present at elevated levels in many North Idaho homes

Why Idaho Homeowners Should Care About Radon

Radon is an invisible radioactive gas created from natural deposits of uranium and radium in the soil. Uranium breaks down to radium, which in turn decays into radon gas. Radon is an inert gas, which means it does not react or combine with the other elements in the ground. Because of this, radon can move up through the soil into the atmosphere, where radon is easily […]