Identifying Types of Wood Damage

The wood on your home is constantly being bombarded with all types of objects that could end up damaging it. These may be bugs, moisture, heat, fire, and just plain age. Learn how to spot these types of wood damage, as well as some ways to help protect your home.

Termites

Termite damage causes the wood to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why Certified Inspectors Matter

It doesn’t matter if you’re buying or selling a house, the most important thing is to ensure that your house can one day become a home.  In order to do so, the house needs to be properly inspected by the right qualified inspector for you.  Be sure to retain a home inspection company with the […]

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Winter Home Inspections

Home inspections can be conducted at just about any time throughout the year. Winter may not seem the ideal time for such inspections, but if you are buying or selling a home it may be necessary. While the south is not particularly plagued with huge amounts of snow for protracted periods of time we do […]

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Infrared Thermal Imaging for Home Inspections

Infrared thermal imaging is a beneficial tool for quality home inspections. Infrared is invisible, yet radiant energy. This type of radiation is generally associated with heat and not otherwise harmful. It cannot be seen by the naked eye: however, thermal imaging detects radiation in the infrared ranges, which are normally red, and produce images of […]

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Home Inspections After Flooding

Home Inspections After Flooding

In unfortunate circumstances, a flood may occur in your home. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends inspecting your household after any water damage occurs. It is important to exercise caution before entering your home after flooding, due to the various types of damage that may be present. Flooding may result from […]

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Identifying and Preventing Pest Damage

Buying house is one of the biggest investments that you can purchase during your lifetime, and you want to protect your investment from anything that could potentially damage your home. While you may have protected your home against weather damage, you may be unaware that your home is still vulnerable to potential hazards much smaller […]

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