Boost Home Buyer Confidence with a Home Inspection

This is not the first time that we have heard that prospective homebuyers are more apt to purchase a home that has had a pre-listing home inspection but the American Society of Home Inspectors confirmed that. According to a survey conducted by the ASHI, 84 percent of people that participated in the survey said that… Read more »

Repair or Replace: How Do You Know?

Sometimes it’s hard to decipher whether or not your home appliances, such as your water heater, need a quick repair or a replacement all together. In instances like this, it’s best to listen to advice from a professional and call on the expertise of a licensed home inspector. Check out a few of these great… Read more »

How Home Sellers Benefit from a Professional Inspection

The buying and selling process can be extremely overwhelming for all parties, especially with keeping the house clean, making sure pets are secured, leaving for showings and the phone calls, emails and negotiations. For the buyer, one of the most important factors on their checklist is ensuring that the new home is inspected, because it… Read more »

A Glimpse at Water Heaters of the Past

RUUD is a leader in the water heating industry, offering an extensive selection of products from tank, tankless and solar water heating systems. When we take a look at water heaters of the past, such as those constructed by RUUD, it’s important to note these different designs and what made them last. For example, the… Read more »

January is National Radon Awareness Month

The worst part about radon exposure is the fact that you can’t smell, taste or see it, but it can still be present in your home, office, daycare facility or school. As we honor January as Radon Awareness Month and celebrate 30 years of Radon Awareness in 2014, it’s important to recognize the dangers of… Read more »

What Makes Passive Mitigation Effective or Ineffective

This past summer, a statewide Minnesota building code was put in effect in order to reduce the risk of exposure to the cancer-causing agent known as radon. The code was initiated after a staggering 40 percent of the homes that were tested for radon came back at levels above the safety standard. The Health Department… Read more »

Radon Testing in Daycare Centers

The odorless radioactive gas known as radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, should be the last of a parent’s concern when dropping their child off at daycare; this is supposed to be a safe and loving space for a child when they are away from home. However, due to a law… Read more »

Radon Levels in South Korean Homes are 2nd Highest in the World

As the cause of 21,000 deaths each year in the U.S., radon gas is a carcinogen that is officially the second most common cause of lung cancer, right after cigarette smoking. When it comes to radon exposure, there are levels which are considered to be acceptable by the EPA, but no level is considered safe…. Read more »

How Do you Choose the Right Home Inspector?

Whether you are in the market for a new home or are looking to purchase additional property, real estate is a hefty investment. For this reason alone, it is imperative that you are educated on what your purchase entails. An investment in a home inspector is not nearly as large of an investment as purchasing… Read more »

Is Testing for Radon a Health or Financial Decision?

When it comes to testing for radon, there is a big divide between those who believe in its negative effects on health and those who are convinced that the effects are either non-existent or very minimal. The primary reason why I first began testing homes was due to the high demand for radon testing in… Read more »