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 »

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 »