Posts By: Ray Babcock

New Double-Pane Windows vs. Old Single-Pane Windows

Single-pane windows have always been a good option for anyone looking to install windows in a home on a tight budget. They are capable of keeping homes relatively comfortable in moderate weather and can block out some of the noise from outside. But unfortunately, single-pane windows don’t provide anywhere near as much protection from the… Read more »

Importance of Inspecting Fireplace

Home Inspection Tips

If you are in the process of purchasing a home, you should be completing a home inspection done to check for any issues. A home inspector, such as Babcock Home Inspector, can inspect everything about a home from the foundation to the roof in order to let you know what kind of shape everything is… Read more »

Old R-22 AC Unit Freon to be Phased Out in 2020

Babcock Home Inspections

If the air conditioning unit attached to a home was installed prior to the year 2010, there’s a very good chance that it uses the R-22 refrigerant, better known as Freon. Those units installed after 2010 typically include R-410A as opposed to R-22. Many American homes rely on R-22 to keep their homes cool which… Read more »

Importance of Inspection Insulation in Older Homes

Older Home Inspection Tips

Although you can’t actually see it without going up in the attic or tearing down walls, the insulation inside of a home plays a very important role. Insulation prevents air from leaking out of a home or seeping into it from the outside, making an HVAC system significantly more efficient when installed properly. Without the… Read more »

Importance of Appliance Inspections

Home Inspection

Before you purchase a home, you should always have a home inspection done. During a home inspection, a professional can walk through the home you’re hoping to purchase and check every nook and cranny of it for signs of potential trouble. Home inspections often end up saving you thousands of dollars in the future if… Read more »

Common Inspection Issues in Older Homes

Common Inspection Issues in Older Homes

Getting a home inspection is a necessity, specifically if you’re purchasing or selling an older home which can have drainage, foundation, and cracking issues. Older homes tend to have specific issues, all of which can be identified and addressed through a professional home inspection. Drainage and Cracks Older homes often lack of proper drainage around… Read more »

Regular Maintenance on Your Home

So many people buy a house and just move in, fill the fridge with their favorites and put up the big screen TV.  The reality of owning a house is like owning a car where you need to check the tires and change the oil.  With a house there are generally some things that should be… Read more »

Customer Care and Complete Inspections

There are two important things that I feel are necessary to do a really good Home Inspection. #1 is the house and #2 is the buyer. Having the buyer at the inspection is a good way for them to get to know the house better. Since I like to teach, I can teach them about… Read more »