Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms save lives. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a crucial role in reducing deaths and or injuries. If there is a fire in your home or a gas appliance not operating properly these devices...

Insulation Frustration

Insulation Frustration!!!! Living in the “frozen tundra” can be harsh on homes, cars and your energy bills! Many older homes I inspect have marginal insulation in the attics which may have been acceptable at that time.  As protocol I recommend adding...

The Inspection Contingency.

    The dictionary defines a contingency as “a future event or circumstance that is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.” That’s an accurate definition for home buying contingencies, as well. When you include these items in a...

Moisture Management

moisture intrusion can be the cause of building defects, as well as health ailments for the building’s occupants. Inspectors should have at least a basic understanding of how moisture may enter a building, and where problem areas commonly occur. Some common...