Category: Home Tips

Deck Safety 101

There are many important items to check during the home inspection.  One of the critical items on the exterior of the home is attached decks.  Today’s building codes have changed and the way we built them 15-20 years ago is no longer acceptable.  There are many news articles recently detailing deck collapses where there were… Read more »

Safety Has No Grandfather!

One of the comments I frequently hear while doing a home inspection is “This is grandfathered in, right?”  This statement is especially true from sellers.  Here is my comment on this subject:  When it comes to the safety of you and your family for the home you are buying, there is no grandfathered items.  My… Read more »

Do you have enough support?

Some many things require the proper support in order to function properly.  Your home’s floor structure is no exception!  I see many issues with the support posts and support piers in homes.  These issues involve using the wrong methods and materials to support the center support beam of the home.  These will cause damages such… Read more »

Leaping into Spring

As the weather turns warmer, there are many tasks to be done around the house to prepare for it. Many of you will tackle the task of spreading new mulch in your flowerbeds and landscaped areas. If you choose a dark colored hardwood mulch, beware! The dark colored mulch can contain a fungus called Shotgun… Read more »

Sticking Closet Door

Sticking Closet Door We’ve all experienced those sliding closet doors that stick and rub. Did you know there is a simple fix? All sliding closet doors hang from a horizontal metal rail. Rollers fastened to the top of the door fit into a J-shaped track above. By adjusting the roller bracket, you can raise or… Read more »