Posts Categorized: Home Inspections

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 »

The Electrical Portion of a Home Inspection

Part of a home inspection involves an electrical inspection. What does an inspector look for during this part? Most homes have electricity coming into them via a service entrance cable from the street. The inspector checks this cable’s clearances, splices and supports. If there’s an exterior ground rod, the inspector will look to see what… Read more »

Reasons to Have Your Home Inspected Before Selling

“Have my house inspected before I sell it? Why would I do that?” is the typical response when a real estate agent or other housing expert suggests a seller hire a professional home inspector to come take a detailed look at their home and property before it’s “on the market.” So why would a seller… Read more »

Things to Ask When Choosing a Home Inspector

Just like you’d want to know a little bit about a doctor who diagnoses you or a pastor who marries you, it’s a smart idea to know some info about a home inspector you choose to inspect a house you just might call home. The best inspectors have a construction background and a soft, patient… Read more »

Health Issues Mold Can Cause

Mold is all around us. It’s in the air and on surfaces. When there’s a lot of it, growing on a surface such as a wall in a person’s home, it’s typically black, blue or green, and not good for you. Mold grows where there is moisture. Many people with basements end up with moldy… Read more »