Do I Really Need a Home Inspection?

This question comes up often during the home buying process. Most home buyers think that since they are getting an appraisal done on the house there is no need to also do a Home Inspection, but they couldn’t be more wrong!  A home appraisal must be completed when you are financing the home purchase, but …

How to Read a Home Inspection Report

When buying any home it is crucial to obtain a Home Inspection to ensure the property doesn’t have any unknown major repairs that could cost you significant money after the closing. Included in the report could be a number of different issues, but unless you know what to look for you may not be able …

Why a Window Inspection is Important

Most homeowners don’t really think much about their windows other than just keeping the glass itself clean. If you ask the experts, however, they recommend getting a full Window Inspection done twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Making sure your windows are as efficient as they can be can …

Common Electrical Mistakes Found During a Home Inspection

One or the most common items that we see in our inspections are issues with a home’s electrical wiring. This can be something as minor as needing a cover for a light bulb all the way to as major as replacing all of the boxes in your home. Here is a list of the most …

6 Easy Ways to Lower your Energy Bill

According to the Energy Department, a typical family will use over $1,400 per year on utilities. It is no wonder the average American is trying everything they can do to reduce the amount of electricity they are using every month. Toss high electric bills in the garbage with these tricks to increase your home’s energy …

Are the cracks in my home cause for more serious concern?

If you notice a crack on the interior or exterior of your home it can be worrisome, but how do you know if that crack indicates a larger problem or if it is just unsightly and not cause for concern? It is essential to find out if the crack could be an easy fix with …

How do I know if it is time for a mold inspection?

As of 2020 in the United States, the average house costs $320,00. This makes our houses THE largest investment that many of us will make in our lifetime. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to make sure your investment is taken care of; Whether it is making sure your roof is in good shape, …

Radon, the Odorless Killer

Radon is a radioactive gas that is naturally occurring. This gas can be present when uranium, thorium, and radium break down in the soil, rocks, and underground. It enters the homes and buildings through cracks and gaps. This gas can cause lung cancer by breathing it in. It is extremely dangerous since it does not …

My House has Asbestos, is it Safe?

If you’re like us when you hear the word asbestos the picture of cleaners in full hazmat suits dragging out bags and bags of hazardous waste comes to mind. While many people have an idea of what asbestos is, most do not know what to look for to avoid its harmful effects. What is Asbestos? …

How to Tell if it is Time for a Foundation Inspection?

One of the hardest parts of homeownership is dealing with the issues you do not see coming. These issues include HVAC issues, a bad hot water heater, bad plumbing, a leaking roof, and more! However, one of the most expensive issues that we never see coming is foundation issues. When to Call a Home Inspector …