3 Benefits of Using Infrared During a Home Inspection

Normal home inspections and home inspectors do not use thermal imaging, which is sometimes referred to as “infrared.”  This equipment can be expensive but provides an infinite amount of information to help the inspector analyze your house. An infrared camera is able to produce images of invisible infrared or heat radiation, providing the inspector with… Read more »

Home Inspection Red Flags Buyers Should Be Aware Of

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important purchases you will make in your life, but before you sign on the dotted line, you’ll certainly want to make sure things are safe, secure and in working order. So with that being said, check out a few of the biggest home inspection red… Read more »

Is Your Inspector Following the Code of Ethics?

Organizations such as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) each hold their own set of standards, outlining a detailed code of ethics and professionalism. From issues surrounding conflicts of interest to public perception, the home inspection code of ethics is the heartbeat of the entire… Read more »

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 »