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Dryer Vents

An Introduction to Dryer Vents Most Americans do not consider in home laundry as a luxury but rather more of a common element and necessity. Most of us never think about the dangers associated with the basic dryer appliance. Dryers, both gas and electric, require some form of vent that discharges from the home and […]

FHA / VA / HUD

Just because the government calls it an inspection does not mean it is actually an inspection. Let’s talk about your FHA and VA home purchase. Using the opportunities afforded through an FHA or VA loan is an excellent means to achieving home ownership. This article will not get into the specifics of what an FHA […]

Inspect My Deck

You cannot help but wonder if there is a deck contest in most suburban communities.  “My deck is bigger and better than your deck.”  There are even “How-to” shows on television solely dedicated to the backyard and a family’s deck.  The challenge for the home inspector is… there are a vast number of decks constructed […]

Inspecting Commercial Kitchens

Inspecting a Commercial Kitchen Before purchasing a building with a commercial kitchen, a thorough inspection will help you determine if the mechanical equipment has been well-maintained.  Large kitchens can be tricky because they require different venting/lighting systems than other parts of commercial properties.Technically speaking . . . After establishing the kitchen is truly a commercial […]

MOLD

This is a huge topic to discuss. The best way to talk about this is to really bring it down to the most basic level of conversation. There are three major inhabitants of this earth. They are animals, plants and fungi. Within those three inhabitants there are hundreds of thousands of species fighting for equal […]

Pool Safety

Pools come in every shape and size, and offer refreshing relief during hot summer weather. While pools provide tremendous amounts of fun, they also have inherent dangers. Drowning, slipping, falling, and traumatic injury are all common risks, but using these home swimming pool safety tips can help keep you and yours safe while soaking in […]

Thermal Pane Windows

Thermal pane windows have surged in popularity for their energy-efficient design, but just what is a thermal pane window and how can it help you maintain a happier home? While a standard window consists of one pane of glass, a thermal pane window can have double or triple the panes. This provides a better barrier […]

We Broke What?

Here is one you might have heard before: A home inspector walks into a home and they broke my …. A home inspector has a certain routine and organization to their motion through a home. Most like to perform their inspection in a top down routine. This allows them to follow the plumbing as well […]