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...

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...