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Flooring Issues

We often take for granted the ground that we walk on, as well as the floors. As long as they are in good repair, the surface beneath our feet does not usually cross our mind. It is important to maintain various flooring surfaces accordingly so that they can withstand life’s daily wear and tear and [...]

By |2017-04-08T16:06:35+00:00November 4th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Flooring Issues

Chimney Preparation for Winter Use

Regular inspections are important to make sure your chimney is safe to use during the winter months. Any damage to the chimney or buildup from previous use can cause a potentially dangerous situation if it is not diagnosed and fixed. There are multiple levels of inspections that are determined by usage and other factors of [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:08+00:00October 28th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Chimney Preparation for Winter Use

Clearing and Sealing Attics, Basements, and Crawlspaces

Winterization is an important part of any home maintenance routine. One part of this process is sealing off attics, basements, and crawlspaces. This can help prevent critters from moving in, keep your house warmer, and save on energy costs. You may not think about these spaces much since you don’t spend a lot of time [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:08+00:00October 7th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Clearing and Sealing Attics, Basements, and Crawlspaces

Identifying Types of Wood Damage

The wood on your home is constantly being bombarded with all types of objects that could end up damaging it. These may be bugs, moisture, heat, fire, and just plain age. Learn how to spot these types of wood damage, as well as some ways to help protect your home. Termites Termite damage causes the [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:09+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on Identifying Types of Wood Damage

Radon Testing

  Radon is a radioactive gas that can be found in any home, new or old. This toxic gas comes from decomposed uranium in the soil, and since it always moves from the ground into the air above, it often leaks into houses through cracks in the foundation. However, you cannot see, smell, or taste [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:09+00:00September 9th, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on Radon Testing

Identifying Storm Damage

  It’s that time of year again. Storm season has arrived. Severe storms including hailstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods cause billions of dollars in damage in the United States every year. When big storms hit, many families find themselves disorganized and unprepared. Ultimately, most of us are unsure of what to look for in or [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:09+00:00August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Identifying Storm Damage

Why Home Inspections are Important for the Buying/Selling Process

  You've found the home you want, at the right price, and the house looks like it's in pristine condition. However, it’s important to always keep in mind that, particularly when a house is for sale, it has been dressed up to accentuate its best features and minimize its potential flaws. Before you close on [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:09+00:00August 12th, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on Why Home Inspections are Important for the Buying/Selling Process

The Benefits of A Pre-Listing Inspection

via WikiCommons Whether it’s a buyer's market or a seller's market, if you are ready to sell your home and want to ensure the sale process will go smoothly and quickly, you may want to consider a pre-listing home inspection. A pre-listing inspection, which is paid for by the seller or listing agent, [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:09+00:00July 15th, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on The Benefits of A Pre-Listing Inspection

Summertime Mold Issues

It’s summertime once again.  The perfect time for vacations, to shut the house up for a couple of weeks or more at a time, and time to turn the HVAC up or off to save money while you’re gone. When you leave your home like that, you may return from those vacations to find mold [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:09+00:00July 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summertime Mold Issues

AC and Cooling Issues for Homes

With summer finally arriving, a big question on everyone's mind may be how to avoid AC and cooling issues in their homes. Is your AC making ominous noises? Or maybe it sounds fine but isn't cooling.  Air conditioning and HVAC units don’t last forever, 12 years is an average lifespan, and the moment they fail [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:10+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AC and Cooling Issues for Homes