Category: Home Inspection Tips

Should I Hire an Inspector When a Home is Sold As-Is?

There are a few different reasons why a home would be sold in “as-is” condition. The most common of reasons, however, is that the home is in foreclosure or being offered on a short sale. A home sale advertised ‘as-is” means that the seller is communicating that what you see is what you get. There… Read more »

Inspector Tips on Common Fixes to Make Before You Move In

The home inspection is one of the most important parts of buying a home. Purchasing a home without an inspection is a big risk and can leave you with a lot of unseen expensive fixes to make that will only be discovered as you go about daily life in your new home.   There are also many… Read more »

Issues that May Require a Specialized Inspection

Issues that May Require a Specialized Inspection

A home inspection is hugely important when you are about to purchase a home. The inspection process helps to determine the condition of the home and property to give you the best possible information on whether the home is a sound investment.   While an inspection is being done, the inspector may find issues that… Read more »

Summer Tips for Clean Air in Your Home

indoor plants for good indoor air quality

Summer is here, and we want to savor the fresh air as much as we can before the cold weather comes around again. We don’t want to be stuffed up in our home during the summer months, so we should take some steps on how to keep our indoor air pure and healthy this summer!… Read more »

Signs Your Indoor Air Quality is Bad

home inspector testing for indoor air quality

Your indoor air quality is extremely important to your health and well-being. If there is poor air quality in your home, you may experience some health issues, which is never what you want, especially in your own home. There are some signs that you should look out for if you suspect some poor air quality… Read more »

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 paint on wall chipping

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 »

How to Look for Water Pollution in My Home?

Water testing in home is essential for clean water

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 seeping through the uncovered sump pump in the basement

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

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 »