Half a Million Water Heaters Recalled For Starting Fires

Is yours one of them? A.O. Smith Corporation, based out of Milwaukee, Wisc., announced a recall of over 616,000 water heaters last Thursday, claiming that the products are fire hazards. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the...

Your Home Inspection Checklist: Everything You Need to Know

Your Home Inspection Checklist: Everything You Need to Know When you’re buying a new home, you’ll need a home inspection – but if you’re like many people, you’re not quite sure what the home inspection includes, why you need it and who pays for it. This guide explains...

Septic Tank Inspections

A Septic System Inspection Should Be Done How Often?! Costs, Precautions, and More   Going too many flushes without a septic system inspection can result in a major headache (and a stinky mess on your hands) if it fails. A septic system inspection is one of those home...

Lead Paint Litigation California

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.—After 18 years of litigation, NL Industries, Inc. (“NL”) and the People of the State of California, represented by the County Counsels and City Attorneys of ten California jurisdictions, have reached a historic settlement agreement to fund...

Smoke detectors in rental units

  Q. As the owner of a twelve-unit apartment building, I encourage my tenants to maintain the batteries in their smoke alarms. But when apartments become vacant, I often find the batteries either dead or missing. On some occasions, the alarms themselves are missing....