Tag: home inspection

Can I Hire a Residential Home Inspector for a Commercial Inspection?

Can I Hire a Residential Home Inspector for a Commercial Inspection

A common misconception of the real estate world is that a home inspector and a commercial building inspector are one and the same. They are in fact very different and the differences between the two are actually quite large. If you are purchasing a commercial property you want to make sure you have a qualified commercial… 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 »

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 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 »

A bad foundation is a bad problem

Cracks in foundation aren’t very uncommon, and can sometimes be really small — but it could lead to really unwarranted problems. The foundation of your home is kind of like its backbone, holding and securing the building in place. But if it moves, like the earth does from time to time, your home may be… Read more »

An inside look at home inspections?

Part of the reasoning of this blog is to give consumers an in-depth, more personal look at some of the inherent challenges of being a licensed home inspector, and the top issues trending in the industry today. There are many problems we as home inspectors run in to on a daily basis, from mechanical to… Read more »

Presence of mold can result in harmful side effects

Ever wonder what the effects might be from that little bit of mold developing in your bathroom, or perhaps concerned if the moisture from an air conditioning system can also be producing mold not visible to the naked eye? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2004 the Institute of Medicine found… Read more »