The Chicago Home Inspection Blog

Got Caulk?

Heere’s a simple guide to choosing the right caulk for your weekend home repair. This is from The Family Handyman (April 2012 p91)

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Recessed Lighting

Lately, I ‘ve been seeing a lot of poorly insulated and unsafe recesses lighting. These light fixtures should contain an Underwriters’ Laboratory label containing an “IC” rating if installed in a ceiling containing insulation. The “IC” stands for “Insulation Contact”. Uninformed consumers increase their chances of a fire because of the excessive heat build up if a non-IC fixture is used. The following link to Capri Lighting offers a easy to understand explanation (IC and nonIC ratings). Also, if insulation is moved away from a non-IC rated fixture then there

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Garage Door Maintenance

Here’s a great article from Family Handyman regarding…   Garage Door Maintenance. The home owners from a few recent inspections in Hinsdale and Downers Grove surely needed this information.

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