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Smoke Detector Testing & Maintenance
I suggest replacing smoke detectors at least every 5 to 7 years, as their sensors will usually begin failing after that period (even though their alarms will continue to sound when their test buttons are pressed).
  Smoke detectors may be periodically checked for response to actual smoke by homeowners. (Try using a short candle at the bottom of a tall glass jar. The candle will tend to produce a lot of smoke due to lack of oxygen, and the jar will keep hot wax off hands and carpeting. However, if such testing is done too frequently, the smoke may prematurely coat the sensors with a film that could block their sensitivity.)
  I also suggest the installation of carbon monoxide detectors to protect all sleeping areas whenever combustion appliances are present in the home.



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  • We continually acquire CURRENT, COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING in the many subjects related to inspection services.

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  • As long-standing members of ASHI National, our services meet and exceed ASHI's Standards of Practice (Guidelines of the American Society of Home Inspectors ... the nationally recognized industry standard.)

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  • We also maintain affiliate memberships in the following professional Real Estate associations to stay abreast of ways to serve you best by working closely with the most professional Realtors with the highest integrities:
       -  Ada County Association of Realtors (ACAR)
       -  Idaho Association of Realtors (IAR)
       -  National Association of Realtors (NAR)

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