Negotiating Using the Inspection Report

So you’ve had your home inspection and now you know the potential safety hazards, major concerns, deferred costs, and improvement items. This is great to know what condition things are in even though it may not seem like it since you just got handed a list of...

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap!!

In any industry there will be businesses there are good and bad. Ones that are good at what they do and strive to set the bar high or businesses that are just looking to maximize profit and do the bare minimum. Don’t get me wrong any individual or individuals in...

Warranties:The Good, Bad & Ugly

  Warranties the good, bad & ugly….WE all like to feel protected…right? To know that when things go south in your homes that we are going to be taken care of? We’ll thats not always the case with warranties and depending on the manufacturer...

Attn: Home Seller

As a home inspector I will spending 3-4 hrs in your home documenting the condition of your home for the potential buyer. Now we all know having a stranger in your home looking for defects can be unnerving but it is a necessary step in the home buying and selling...

Take Action in January

January is Radon Awareness Month EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month. To browse activities that took place in your area and view results during National Radon Action Month: Learn About Risk From Radon You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it...

Holiday Safety Tips

Statistics show that sales of electrical products increase during the month of December. This increase in electrical product purchases, combined with the advent of colder weather in many parts of the country, increases the likelihood of electrical fires,...

Properly Bonding CSST Gas Piping

Properly bonding and grounding of a Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) system may reduce the risk of damage and fire from a lightning strike. Lightning is a highly destructive force.  Even a nearby lightning strike that does not strike a structure directly can...

Dryer Vent Maintenance & Safety

House fires caused by dryers are far more common than are generally believed.  According to the National Fire Protection Agency, fires caused by dryers in 2005 were responsible for approximately 13,775 house fires, 418 injuries, 15 deaths, and $196 million in property...

Asbestos

What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat...