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Radon Testing

 

Radon is a radioactive gas that can be found in any home, new or old. This toxic gas comes from decomposed uranium in the soil, and since it always moves from the ground into the air above, it often leaks into houses through cracks in the foundation. However, you cannot see, smell, or taste this […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on Radon Testing

Identifying Storm Damage

 

It’s that time of year again. Storm season has arrived. Severe storms including hailstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods cause billions of dollars in damage in the United States every year. When big storms hit, many families find themselves disorganized and unprepared. Ultimately, most of us are unsure of what to look for in or around […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Identifying Storm Damage

Why Home Inspections are Important for the Buying/Selling Process

 

You’ve found the home you want, at the right price, and the house looks like it’s in pristine condition. However, it’s important to always keep in mind that, particularly when a house is for sale, it has been dressed up to accentuate its best features and minimize its potential flaws. Before you close on a […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on Why Home Inspections are Important for the Buying/Selling Process

The Benefits of A Pre-Listing Inspection

Whether it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, if you are ready to sell your home and want to ensure the sale process will go smoothly and quickly, you may want to consider a pre-listing home inspection. A pre-listing inspection, which is paid for by the seller or listing agent, provides a written report […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on The Benefits of A Pre-Listing Inspection

Summertime Mold Issues

It’s summertime once again.  The perfect time for vacations, to shut the house up for a couple of weeks or more at a time, and time to turn the HVAC up or off to save money while you’re gone. When you leave your home like that, you may return from those vacations to find mold […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summertime Mold Issues

AC and Cooling Issues for Homes

With summer finally arriving, a big question on everyone’s mind may be how to avoid AC and cooling issues in their homes. Is your AC making ominous noises? Or maybe it sounds fine but isn’t cooling.  Air conditioning and HVAC units don’t last forever, 12 years is an average lifespan, and the moment they fail […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AC and Cooling Issues for Homes

Home Inspection Issues If Your Home Was Built Before 1977

 

Every house has its problems, but sometimes the older they are, the more likely it is that home inspections won’t always go so smoothly. If you are buying a house that’s getting up there in years, whether it’s 30 years or 300 years, there’s no doubt that you can stumble into a few problems here […]

By |June 19th, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on Home Inspection Issues If Your Home Was Built Before 1977

Identifying Drainage Issues and Solutions

One inch of rainfall can drop 623 gallons of water onto the roof of a 1,000-square-foot home – and ultimately through the gutter downspouts. This water can cause serious and expensive flooding problems if it collects around your house. More often than not, homeowners will experience a leak, think it is the roof, call a roofer […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Identifying Drainage Issues and Solutions

Hurricane Preparations For Your Home

Summer is the beginning of hurricane season. It’s important to batten down the hatches, especially since this hurricane season looks like it’s going to be an intense one. Global Weather Oscillations Inc. (GWO), a leading hurricane cycle prediction company, says, “The 2015 Atlantic Basin hurricane season will be the most active and dangerous in at least […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Hurricane Preparations For Your Home

Effects of Snow and Ice on Roofs

As snow has been piling up on the ground with these seemingly never ending snow storms, it’s also been accumulating on top of homes and buildings. Not just that, but with these sub-freezing temperatures, rain can freeze on top of your home during the cold hours of the night. Getting any amount of snow and/or […]

By |April 6th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Effects of Snow and Ice on Roofs