Tag: home inspection

3 Issues Infrared Thermal Imaging Can Detect in Your Home

Woman using home infrared thermal imaging

Home infrared thermal imaging technology helps to determine if there are issues behind walls, ceilings, and other spaces that the naked eye cannot see. Thermal imaging cameras scan a specific area of a home and provide an image of temperature distribution across a surface using electromagnetic waves. Here are three issues infrared thermal imaging can… Read more »

Benefits of Getting Your New Construction Home Inspected

Two men performing a home inspection

If your new construction home is nearing completion, it is important to have it inspected before moving in. While some people may think an inspection is unnecessary for a newly built home, it can actually be extremely beneficial by double checking the structural integrity of the home, inspecting for harmful substances such as radon and… Read more »

The 3 Most Common Types of Mold That Grow in The Home

Types of Mold

Once mold begins to grow inside of your home, it becomes challenging to remove. If you notice any indications of mold growth in your home, you must treat it immediately. Mold can spread quite rapidly, and some molds can be highly toxic and have a long-lasting effect on human health depending on the exposure. To… 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 »

Don’t look Ethel!

Anyone over the age of 45 most likely remembers the song “The Streak” by Ray Stevens in the 70s.  Streaking or flashing was a common thing in those days.  Flashing should also be a common item found on the exterior of your home.  It is critical to seal the external openings in your home from… 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 »

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip A Home Inspection

After your offer to buy a home enters into contract, the process of near-endless check writing begins. There are many necessary costs, such as realtor and lawyer fees, and the total of these expenses may have you looking for ways to save money elsewhere. You may be tempted to skip the home inspection and its… Read more »

Choosing Your Home Inspector

Let’s face it, buying a home is the single biggest financial decision most people will make. The average person does not buy many homes in their lifetime. Choosing the person you want to inspect the home should not be taken lightly. Here are some things to consider when choosing your home inspector: Are they licensed?… Read more »