Category: Home Inspection Tips

Home Improvement Projects that Pay Off

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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

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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 »

Understanding the Causes of Fogged Windows

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Have you noticed that one or more of the windows in your home always seems to be a little hazy? If you have single-pane windows with just one pane of glass in them, the fog is likely being caused by the weather. When it’s warm inside and cold outside, your windows will often fog up… Read more »

Improving Air Quality in Your Complex, Home, or Development

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Be it our home, or workplace, most of the air we breathe in our life, we breathe indoors. That is why the quality of the air inside a complex, home, or development is incredibly important, for both the tenant and building’s health. So, for any owner or developer, improving it should be a top priority…. Read more »

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Still a Risk in Summer

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Carbon monoxide is so deadly because it is invisible and odorless, so by the time that there’s a dangerous level inside your home or business, it may be too late. Although many of us may think that with the summer months now here and our windows open to allow in fresh air there will be… Read more »

Inspections and New Homes

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It’s long been considered a best practice to get a home inspection when buying a home from another homeowner, but what about when buying a new home? Even if you are buying a new home, you will want to get it professionally inspected for a number of reasons. To start, while the home may be… Read more »

After Winter, Check Your Home Completely

Most homeowners spend time preparing their home for the winter, but many don’t think to check their home again once the season has come and gone. Maybe that’s because spring is a time for hope and new life, and you are starting to do outdoor activities and getting ready for summer. In most cases, there… Read more »

Home Inspections: Should You Have One Done?

Some homebuyers in different areas of the country don’t really look at having a home inspection done as a valid investment.  However, going ahead with something like this might actually end up saving you money in the long run.  When considering getting a home inspection, one must consider what exactly is being examined.  An inspection… Read more »