What You Might Miss if You Don’t Accompany the Inspector

Most real estate agents strongly suggest that their buyer accompany the home inspector when touring the property. It’s not necessarily required but it can make a world of difference. Think of it this way; would you buy a $300K stock that you knew nothing about? Consider your home or commercial property the same way. It’s… Read more »

Exhaust Fans in Bathrooms – Why They Are So Important

Most bathrooms have exhaust fans, or they should! But, we run across many bathrooms that either have fake fans, disassembled fans, or bathrooms that have literally been built without a fan. Most codes require exhaust fans even if the bathroom has a window. Bathrooms have uncontrolled moisture levels and that moisture, if not exhausted, can… Read more »

Windows Could Result in Warped Vinyl Siding

Many homeowners are installing low-emissive windows, also known as low-E windows, in their houses these days. Low-E windows can limit the amount of heat transfer that takes place within windows, which can keep homes more comfortable throughout the year. However, there is a strange problem that’s plaguing some people who live near those who have… Read more »

Understanding the Causes of Fogged Windows

Have you noticed that one or more of the windows in your home always seems to be a little hazy? If you have single-pane windows with just one pane of glass in them, the fog is likely being caused by the weather. When it’s warm inside and cold outside, your windows will often fog up… Read more »

Improving Air Quality in Your Complex, Home, or Development

Be it our home, or workplace, most of the air we breathe in our life, we breathe indoors. That is why the quality of the air inside a complex, home, or development is incredibly important, for both the tenant and building’s health. So, for any owner or developer, improving it should be a top priority…. Read more »

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Still a Risk in Summer

Carbon monoxide is so deadly because it is invisible and odorless, so by the time that there’s a dangerous level inside your home or business, it may be too late. Although many of us may think that with the summer months now here and our windows open to allow in fresh air there will be… Read more »

Summer Heat and Roof Damage

Most people rate spring and summer as their favorite seasons of the year, but if your roof could talk, it would likely have a different opinion. The summer heat, in particular, can be particularly hard of your roof, especially if your home has traditional shingles. While the signs of heat damage can sometimes be seen… Read more »

Infrared Cameras Help Beekeepers Keep Up on Hives

Infrared camera technology – the same that we use at Pristine Inspections and Testing during every inspection– is now being used to help beekeepers to inspect their populations during the winter, reports the Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City. Previously, opening up a hive in temperatures below 55 degrees jeopardized the colony, but this new… Read more »

Avoiding Frozen Plumbing

One of the perils of owning a home during the freezing cold winters is the possibility of a frozen pipe. Pipes that run through unheated spaces, such as crawl spaces, attics and garages, or along exterior walls with little insulation are susceptible to freezing during the cold winter months. Worse, if the water in the… Read more »

Radon Resources – Where to Get More Information

You can’t see it, taste it, smell it or feel, but radon can cause serious health issues, and you definitely don’t want it in your home. For some folks, that’s all they need to know, but if you want to learn more about this cancer-causing radioactive gas during National Radon Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a… Read more »