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Owning a home is the single most important investment most of us will make, and understanding how your home is constructed, as well as how the systems in the home operate is important.  YOUR SkyTech Team is constantly striving to make sure that you are equipped with the knowledge and understanding that will allow you to keep your home in good condition for years to come.

Here are some informational and technical articles and documents that we hope you and your clients will find interesting and helpful. Fee free to browse our technical library for any information that you may find interesting, informative, and helpful.  It’s just one more way that YOUR SkyTech Team is looking out for YOU!

Don’t Go Up In Smoke! Fireplace and Home Fire Safety

SkyTech of New Mexico Reminds You To Practice Fireplace Safety 2019 has given New Mexicans a lot of fireplace weather so far in 2019. More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels. Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently. Contact a professional to assist you with maintenance of your fireplaces, chimneys wood stoves, and other fuel-fired appliances. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to

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Home Fire Safety: Get Alarmed!

  Are You Alarmed? Smoke alarms. We know what they look like. We (hopefully) know where they’re located in our homes. But the question is: Do we know that they’ll work if there’s a fire? Smoke alarms are an essential component of every home. According  to the US Fire Administration, winter home fires make up a large portion of overall residential fire casualties. As commercial and residential Property Inspectors SkyTech want to ensure that all homeowners understand the importance of smoke detectors in every structure. Below are some tips from essurance and the U.S. Fire Administration on keeping your home safe from fires. Smoke detectors can help protect you and your family in the event of a fire, but they need proper maintenance to work.

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Why choose a NACHI-Certified Inspector?

Some states, unlike New Mexico, have a licensure requirement for Property Inspection Professionals.  It is important to understand that a state licensure requirement only sets a minimum standard.  Much like being “up to code”, any lower standard would be both unethical, and probably illegal. Using this “Low-Bar” example, theoretically, pretty much anyone could claim to be an experienced Property Inspection Professional. Some Professional Property Inspection Associations have absolutely NO entrance or certification requirements and, worse, some associations actually encourage their inexperienced “associates” to go out and perform real-time / fee-paid inspections for unsuspecting consumers as the only way to achieve “full membership”. As NACHI-Certified Professional Property Inspection Professionals, we find this practice unconscionable. FACT: NACHI rejects more than 60% of candidate inspectors who desire certification due

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Property Inspection Offers January 2019

SkyTech of New Mexico is always looking out for our real estate agents and their customers! For that reason we offer coupons and special value added services to your menu of services. Please take advantage of these specials when you schedule an inspection online or by calling us at 505.445.8300. $25 Voucher off a Standard Residential Inspection      Free Certified Home Energy Report

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Give Your Clients Some “Bang For The Buck” In 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS! 2018 was a great year and we’re thankful for having the opportunity to work with professionals like YOU. We’re looking forward to a happy and prosperous 2019 and wish the best for you and your clients as well! We at SkyTech of New Mexico consistently strive to provide our Real Estate Professionals and their Clients with as much useful information as possible regarding potential listing or purchase properties, so you won’t want to pass up this valuable limited-time offer… For a limited time,YOUR SkyTech of New Mexico Team is offering a FREE Certified Home Energy Report with every Standard Residential Inspection that we perform for you! Your FREE Home Energy Reportwill help you and your clients to: Estimate

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Resolutions Are Out!

2019 Has Arrived! Many people will be optimistically setting themselves New Year’s resolutions. It seems to be an unwritten rule. Common resolutions are to eat healthier, get more exercise and to save more money. Other people agree that they won’t be bothering with any resolutions. The problem is resolutions are hard to keep! All that wasted effort thinking them up… then they are out the window before the end of January. How about trying something different this year. Maybe it would be easier to stick to your goals for 2019! Make a list of FUN things to accomplish. Forget the pressure. Create a list of fun things to accomplish this year. No order, no time limits just a list to choose from. Go to the

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Holiday Resources for Veterans And Service Members

VETERANS HOLIDAY ORGANIZATIONS Christmas can be a hard time of year for many veterans. There is help out there, not only during the holiday season but year round. There are many organizations who will assist active duty members and veterans in crisis or with day to day needs. Whether it is temporary holiday help, or longer term assistance, veterans can connect with any of these organizations by phone or online and they will assist you with your needs, or connect you with an organization that is best suited to help you. CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE ASSISTANCE. AMERICAN LEGION POST 1 – The American Legion has a number of programs to stand by and support the veterans and their families during their service

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Santa Fe Blue Corn Biscochitos

From The SkyTech Kitchen To Yours – Santa Fe Blue Corn Biscochitos Our Chief Cookie Testing Officer Gives Her Firm Stamp Of Approval To This Recipe. YIELDS 6 DOZEN INGREDIENTS 1 LB PURE LARD (DO NOT SUBSTITUTE) 1 CUP SUGAR 2 EGGS 3 TSP ANISE 3 CUPS SIFTED ALL PURPOSE FLOUR 3 CUPS FINE GROUND BLUE CORN FLOUR (KNOWN LOCALLY AS HARINA PARA ATOLE) 3 TSP BAKING POWDER 1 TSP SALT 1/3 CUP VANILLA BRANDY (OR WHISKY IF DESIRED) SET ASIDE: 1 CUP SUGAR AND 3 TSP CINNAMON  CREAM SUGAR AND LARD ADD EGGS AND ANISE SIFT FLOUR, SALT, AND BAKING POWDER AND COMBINE WITH LARD MIXTURE ADD ENOUGH VANILLA BRANDY TO MAKE DOUGH HOLD TOGETHER MIX WELL ROLL DOUGH OUT ON FLOURED SURFACE (APPROX

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Vincent A. Lopez Joins SkyTech of New Mexico as Vice President and Director of Field Operations

Vincent A. Lopez has recently joined SkyTech Home Inspection Services of New Mexico LLC as Vice President and Director of Field Operations. Vince is a Santa Fe Native who holds an MBA from LaVerne University, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree from New York Regents College. Vince has extensive experience in all disciplines of technical operations management, quality assurance and performance of technical evaluations. SkyTech Home Inspection Services of New Mexico is a full service, Santa Fe-Based Professional Property Inspection Company with over 15 years of experience in both the Residential and Commercial Property Inspection disciplines, serving all of Greater Albuquerque and Northern New Mexico.

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Time To Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery

When you turn back the clocks, don’t forget to also do this 1 crucial thing When you adjust the clocks for the end of daylight saving time, make sure you do this other very important chore, too. With daylight saving ending, everyone knows its time for our clocks to fall back (to turn clocks back an hour to the appropriate new time). But there’s one more crucial task that should also be completed with every anniversary of turning the clocks (spring and fall): changing the batteries in smoke alarms, too. For the last 29 years, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have worked to get the word out: When you change the clock this Sunday, November 4, 2018 to end daylight saving time,

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