Smell something burning? It might be that electrocuted rat in your basement that the home inspector found. Yuck! Check out these 12 terrible DIY don’ts, courtesy of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
Photos provided by the following home inspector members of ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors:“Ooh Honey, Look How Industrial-Chic This Handle Is, I Love It!” Daniel Land, Land Made Home Inspections, Bethel, CT Sweet Dreams…Zzzzz. Jason Gingery, Viewpoint Inspections, Santa Cruz, CA The Next Big Thing! Matt Leahy, The Edge Home Inspections, Tucson, AZ Head-Heated Boot Rack. Lawrence Transue, Integrity Inspection Service, Easton, PA Rats for Dinner. Barry Wong,Building Specs LLC, Kailua, HI Risky Business… Mark Dolph,Northeastern Independent Home Inspections, Inc., Roaring Brook Township, PA Red Alert! & When All Else Fails, Use Nails. Matthew Steger, WIN Home Inspection, Lancaster, PA WOW! Hydronic Heat? Charles Ryan, Precision Property Inspection, Chicago, IL Let’s Deflect the Water…And Grow Some Weeds. Randy West, Professional Building Consultants, Roseville, CA Waste Not, Want Not. David Grudzinski Advantage Home Inspections, Cranston, RI
Want to make sure your next home doesn’t end up in this series? Then make sure your next home inspector is a member of ASHI!
From Source Article: moneypit.com
Changing a lamp bulb is no sweat, but it can be a total hassle when a light bulb burns out in a hard-to-reach lighting fixture in your home. Replacing the bulb can involve a hair-raising climb to the top of a ladder if the fixture is on a high ceiling or above your stairs. But now, thanks to long-lasting LED lights, you can forget what it’s like to change a bulb.
LED technology is now being integrated right into light fixtures, so you’ll never have to install or change a bulb in those fixtures again – because there isn’t even a bulb to change! And prices for these fixtures have dropped dramatically. For example, right now at The Home Depot, you can get a two-pack of Brushed Nickel LED Flush Mounts from Commercial Electric for $34.97.
These fixtures last 45 years or 50,000 hours of use, and can save you up to $468 over the life of the fixture. The frosted melon glass gives it a timeless, traditional look that will complement any home style. These fixtures are also dimmable and have an equivalent light output to one 100-watt bulb.
So rather than going to all the trouble to replace a burned-out bulb in a hard-to-reach fixture, only to have it burn out again in the future, consider replacing your entire fixture with an integrated LED light fixture. By upgrading to an LED fixture, you’ll save money and energy and enjoy the convenience of never having to change a bulb again.
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