Closing on a New Home

 Closing on Your New Home Can be a Headache

Closing can be scary, you made it this far, now what?

Here are 16 things you should and should not do before and after closing.

1. First, you must remember nothing is final until you get the keys at closing.
2. Your agent is here to help you do not hesitate to ask for their advice.
3. Your lender will probably check your credit score again just before closing. Continue reading “Closing on a New Home”

Radon Testing St louis St Charles and Metro East

Why Test for Radon

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer exceeded only by smoking.  Like smoking Radon is a long term threat with variables such as the radon level present and the length of time you were exposed.

According to the United States Environmental Agency 21,000 people die of lung cancer from Radon gas exposure each year.  That number does not include those who go through the pain and suffering of lung cancer and do not die.This is more than die from choking, drowning, firearm homicides, carbon monoxide and second hand smoke combined (20,758). Continue reading “Radon Testing St louis St Charles and Metro East”

Shared Neutral, New Rules

Shared Neutral, New Rules

So often we find something we have done a certain way for years is suddenly no longer considered proper.  This is where we are today with what is called a shared neutral.  For many years electricians saved time and money by using a three wire conductor with a ground (12-3 w/g) for house hold circuits. By using the red wire for one circuit and the black wire for a second circuit.  We would share the neutral (white wire) and the ground wire (bare or green wire).  Thus saving one third of the cost of wire and one half the labor used. Instead of running two standard circuits using 12-2 w/g. Continue reading “Shared Neutral, New Rules”