Our Home Inspection Blog

Looking For Trouble

Signs of trouble aren’t always easy to identify, wouldn’t you agree? For example, how can you tell whether a clog is forming in your pipes? It’s not like you can see inside to catch it. While this is true, there are some ways to figure out that something is going on...

Is Something Eating Your Home?

There are many wood destroying organisms out there, but the ones that most homeowners are familiar with are termites. Many homeowners have been shocked to find out that their home is being eaten up from the inside out by these insects, and unfortunately when the...

Windows That Stop Working

In the colder months of the year, you might notice a lot more condensation on your windows than usual, but what if that condensation shows up in between the panes of your double-pane windows? This can happen in some cases when the insulation around the window has...

Are Garages Included?

When you are getting your home inspected, you might not think that your garage needs to be part of the inspection. In fact, though, it is important that your garage gets inspected. There are many issues that could cause damage to your property or even cause you bodily...

It Came From The Sewer!

If you heard that something had come up out of your sewer, you probably wouldn’t want anything to do with it, right? Unfortunately in some cases, you don’t always have a choice. Take sewer gnats for example. These annoying pests look a little bit like fruit flies, but...

Window Shopping to Save Money

Saving money year-round probably sounds like a good idea for all of us, and there are many things you as a homeowner can do to lower your expenses. The one bill that most of us probably take a look at first is going to be the energy bill. This is something that can...

Plunging Like A Pro

Using a plunger properly is not as simple as dropping it in the toilet and plunging. If you do it improperly it might not have any effect, or, even worse, it could damage your pipes. It all starts out with how much water you have in the toilet bowl. If you have too...

Don’t Let Your Pilot Light Go Out

There are some technologies that have been used in the past that are no longer considered efficient or safe and therefore fallen out of use. However, since some appliances have fairly long life-spans, it is possible that you have an appliance that is still using...

Don’t Tamper With This

Everyone knows that electricity is dangerous… that is, everyone except for young children. All they know is that they see their parents use the wall receptacles to plug in all kinds of things to get them to operate. Can you really blame them for wanting to stick...

A One Way Street

There are some things that you don’t want to see ever again after they leave your home. That is true for your garbage, and even more so for your sewage. Under normal circumstances, sewage water will flow downstream and away from your home without any problem, but...