Where are Those Mice Coming From?

Mice are gross… there are no two ways about it. They smell, they carry diseases, they are dirty, and they are destructive. And no one ever likes to find mouse droppings… But where are they all coming from? That is a common question we get asked by many clients. Just...

Background Matters

I am a highly qualified and deeply dedicated professional home inspector. I inspect every home as if I were buying it myself, and I am not “afraid to get dirty” to make sure I inspect your house the way it should be. From roof to foundation, we make sure you get the...

What Really Matters on Your Home Inspection

When you get your home inspection report, it is easy to get lost in all of the information. There is a lot that goes into a home inspection, and the information can often leave you wondering: What really matters? The video below helps you understand what really...

Be Sure to “Inspect” Your Builder

In defense of builders, it is nearly impossible for a general contractor to personally inspect each and every aspect and phase of each and every project. Often professional builders will hire an inspector for stage inspections on their projects and or offer a warranty...

Phased Inspections

More and more local banks and mortgage companies contract with a professional inspector for documented, stage of construction inspections before they complete the final draw. They request the construction project have inspections at four different stages or phases....

New Construction Issues

Who could believe a brand new home might be wrecked in under a year? Not from a tornado or flood but from unforeseen mistakes made during construction. Sad to say, some brand new homes have serious hidden defects that cost time and money to repair. According to...

Fire Precautions For The Home

Do you have a fireproof container for your really important papers? Birth certificates, wills, stocks, and irreplaceable keepsakes should be in a fireproof box. It might seem easier to use a bank vault. Also include backing up pertinent computer information on discs...

Selling a Home

Selling a home can be stressful. Uncertainty rules the day. How long will it take to sell? Will the buyer’s home inspection find something unknown or hidden? Will the house sell close to the listed price? No one can predict the final outcome of a home sale, but there...

Seller Inspections

Having a home inspected prior to listing is beneficial to the buyer also. When a buyer is told upfront of a problem or defect that needs to be repaired they are less upset than if their own inspector finds it. This is especially true if a problem has not been...

2 Safety Factors For Your Home

(1) Do you have a Carbon Monoxide Detector? Carbon Monoxide kills silently and sneakily. It is a colorless, odorless gas that is a byproduct of fossil fuels burning. It can be generated by wood stoves, fireplaces, appliances that use natural gas, propane, or oil such...

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