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Tips & info on maintaining and enjoying your Connecticut home
 
July 2009
 
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Dear Reader,

Welcome to the July 2009 issue of Your Home, a free newsletter designed to help you maintain and enjoy your Connecticut home. We have a jam packed issue featuring deck maintenance, sprinkler systems, going green with your pool, and pool safety issues.

We hope you enjoy this issue. Please email us any ideas, comments or questions. We care about what's on your mind.


Susan Rubinsky, Editor
editor@reillyinspections.com

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Do It Yourself
Check Your Deck Once a Year
Part 1 of 2 – Underneath Your Deck

Don't let hidden problems stay underneath your deck.
Did you know that 58% of people involved in deck failure either die or are injured? Between 2000 and 2006 of the 179 deck collapses reported, 33 people were killed and 1,122 people were injured. Because we at the Reilly Group have seen so many poorly constructed, unsafe decks during home inspections, we’d like to offer a few tips for making sure your deck is soundly constructed and maintained... CLICK to CONTINUE >

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Ask the Expert
Pool Safety Tips

Keep kids safe. Check out our list of important pool safety features.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission named Pools and Spas among the top five “hidden home hazards” in the U.S. because of the high incident rate of entrapment by both adults and children in inlets. In this article, our expert home inspector, J Reilly, talks about some of the most common pool hazards he sees and what you can do to fix them... CLICK to CONTINUE >

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Go Green

Your Pool Doesn't Have to Look Green to be Green

Even Al Gore would be impressed. Blue pools go green in mainstream places.

“Single owner swimming pools use an alarmingly high amount of energy to run. With the cost of pools going down and more and more people jumping on board the single owner swimming pool, going Green is the only way to go.”... CLICK to CONTINUE >

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Spotlight On

Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler systems save time and water if properly installed.

A home irrigation system can help you keep your lawn green while reducing the amount of water you use with manual sprinklers. Believe it or not, lawns and gardens consume about 50% of the water used by households in the U.S. By taking the guesswork out of placement and timing, these systems can reduce your water consumption in a snap... CLICK to CONTINUE >

Some nice green grass
Some nice green grass

Article Quick Links:
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Do It Yourself
Check Your Deck
Once a Year
Part 1: Underneath

Check the ledger joist underneath your deck at least once a year.

Ask the Expert
Pool Safety Tips

Use anti-entrapment covers over all pool inlets to keep your family safe.

Go Green
Your Pool
Doesn't Have to Look Green to be Green

Even Al Gore would be impressed. Blue pools go green.

Spotlight On
Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler systems save water and time if properly installed.

Ask the Expert
Win an Energy Audit or Mechanicals Inspection

Submit a question about your home to be answered by our founder and home expert, J Reilly, in our next newsletter. If your question is selected, you’ll win your choice of a free energy audit or a home mechanicals inspection.*

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*You must live in Connecticut to win.

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