How Water Gets In Your Basement and What to Do About It

How Water Gets In Your Basement and What to Do About It

After last weekend’s storms, Facebook has been flooded (pun intended) with photos of peoples yards and basements under water. I thought “How Water Gets in Your Basement and What to do About it” would be a timely topic for the AHI blog. First, I would like to discuss...
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...

Christmas and Your Home

Safety and Cost Savings Tips for the Holiday Season While I realize I should have written this blog a month ago, I hope it is still valuable in 2020 and for years to come.  Your Tree Artificial Trees Make sure you purchase one that is tested and labeled as fire...

How to Safely Buy or Sell a Home During Coronavirus

  Let me first say that I want everyone to stay safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. I believe sheltering in place is an effective way to flatten the curve and think people need to take social distancing seriously. I do however understand that some...

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...