How to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Home

How to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Home

Most people understand that mold in the home can be a health hazard, especially to those with asthma and other health conditions. Mold likes to spread and grow on sheetrock, tile, wood, insulation and fabric. As long as there is moisture and oxygen, mold can grow by...

Lead Based Paint – What Buyers and Sellers Should Know

In 1978, the US banned the use of lead based paint in residential structures because of the serious health issues it causes. If you are buying, selling or currently live in a home built prior to 1978, you should know about lead based paint. You should understand it’s...

It’s a New Year

6 New Years Resolutions For Homeowners Forget giving up carbs, cutting back on social media or joining a gym (especially if you know you won’t really follow through)! This year try resolutions that will keep your family safe and save you money. It might require a...

Common Defects in a Home Inspection

Part 8:  Everything Else   In this last blog of the series, I want to touch on just a few additional areas. Last but not least, the attic, crawl spaces and foundations can house potentially the most expensive fixes in the entire home. Attic While not my favorite...
Common Defects in a Home Inspection

Common Defects in a Home Inspection

Part 7:  HVAC I know I indicated in part 6 of this series that part 7 would be a wrap up of everything else. Once I got into HVAC, I decided it warranted its own post. Although I’ve touched on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) in other parts of...

Common Defects Found in a Home Inspection

Part 5: The Garage I’m sure most people think the Garage is an afterthought or less important part of the home inspection. It’s not!  Garages have mechanical features that can be hazardous. They also store gas powered autos and equipment which can be a fire safety...