Should We Waive the Home Inspection on New Construction?

There is much competition in today’s housing market. In some areas, the market is so competitive amongst buyers that many are waiving a home inspection to have a better chance at winning in a bidding war. With this new way of purchasing houses, many homeowners that are purchasing new construction have asked if it is… Read more »

The Dangers of Lead Based Paint

Lead Based Paint has been a problem for many years in older homes. It can be extremely harmful to children and adults that may cause cardiovascular, nervous system, and other health issues. It is essential to get your home tested for lead paint, so that you can live in your home without worrying about your… Read more »

Can I Hire a Residential Home Inspector for a Commercial Inspection?

A common misconception of the real estate world is that a home inspector and a commercial building inspector are one and the same. They are in fact very different and the differences between the two are actually quite large. If you are purchasing a commercial property you want to make sure you have a qualified commercial… Read more »

How to Look for Water Pollution in My Home?

Pollution in the water in your home is the worst possible scenario.  We cannot survive without water, and having good, clean water is essential for our health.  Home inspections are recommended for every homeowner when purchasing a home, or if there is a suspicion of a problem. We use water every single day of our… Read more »

Before Finishing Your Basement, Check for Radon

Radon is a radioactive, odorless, tasteless gas that you also cannot see.  This is a cancer-causing gas that can seep into your own home through cracks in the walls or floor.  Not many homeowners know of this dangerous gas, so we want you to know that it is recommended to get your home tested for… Read more »

The Most Common Problems Found in Home Inspections

Getting a home inspection is hugely important whether you are purchasing a newly built home, a fixer-upper, or a well-cared for historic home. Certified home inspectors have found many a thing in the inspection process saving buyers thousands of dollars or even from purchasing a home with very expensive issues. Here are some of the… Read more »

Can a Home Inspection Be Done in the Rain or Snow?

It’s been chilly around here this winter season and with the snow, sleet, and rain, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether a home inspection can even be done in this type of weather. Sure, there are challenges to inclement weather, not just the drive to get to the house, but the actual… Read more »

Why Take Staircase Inspections Seriously

Did you know that more than 1 million Americans sustain injuries on staircases every year?  There are also upwards of 12,000 deaths that take place on an annual basis because of accidents involving stairs. Startling statistics reveal why it’s so important for those purchasing homes and businesses to have staircase inspections done. When you take… Read more »

What is Radon Testing and How Do I Know if a House Has it?

January is Radon Awareness Month Radon is probably the most confusing and unknown topics when it comes to the home inspection process. I want to make this easy so let’s break this down. What is Radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that is produced by decaying uranium. Some form of radon is present… Read more »

Home Improvement Projects that Pay Off

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you should consider tackling some home improvement projects first. Putting a little bit of work into your home could increase the value of it in a big way when preparing to sell. Pristine Inspections and Testing have highlighted a few simple home improvement projects that could really end… Read more »