Common Defects Found In A Home Inspection

Part 2: The Grounds Home sellers often think that the house is the only thing home inspectors look at. In fact, we are required to inspect the entire property. There are actually many areas that we evaluate outside of the house, including service walks, driveways,...

Common Defects Found on a Home Inspection

Part 1: Roof Issues Home inspectors can find a wide variety of defects in a home. They can be anything from minor issues that the homeowner can fix themselves to major structural issues that will require a professional contractor. Being aware of common problem areas...

10 Home Inspection Myths

Myth #1 – A Home inspection determines value A home inspection is not an appraisal and shouldn’t be confused with one. An appraisal determines the value of a home and a home inspection examines the condition of a home. If you are looking for a fair market value...

When Should I Schedule My Home Inspection?

    4 Reasons to Schedule Your Home Inspection ASAP   If you are buying a home and are wondering when you should schedule your home inspection, the answer is as soon as possible!  When you submit an offer to purchase a home, have an inspection...

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...