Why is a Thorough Home Inspection So Important?

The process of buying or selling a home includes many different activities besides just the sale's eventual closing event. Sometimes this can feel overwhelming. In this post, we'll take a look at what a home inspection actually is, the differences between a home inspector and a contractor, and how the home inspection affects the buying and selling process.

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A Good Well and Septic System inspection Begins With a Seller Questionnaire

So you are buying a house with a well and septic system and you don’t know here to begin? A good home inspector can be an advocate for the homebuyer to guide them to making the right decisions regarding their well and septic system prior to the sale.

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What Makes Historic Homes So Special?

People often ask, “What it is you like so much about inspecting historic properties?” Historic homes have so much character because they take us back to a time when homes were custom built to suit an individual or a family’s needs. These homes take you back to a different time where a home was more than just a possession, it was a legacy.

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5 Benefits of Good Ventilation Systems

There’s no denying that fresh air is essential to humans - we need it to survive. In an ideal world, we would be constantly outside breathing in clean, pure air. Unfortunately, for many people, this is not the case.  It’s likely that our jobs and the climate that we live in can determine that we will be spending a lot of our time indoors – which, in turn, provokes the need for a good ventilation system. So, what are the benefits of good ventilation systems?

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Completing the Well and Septic System Requires a Useful Final Report

Next to the actual Home Inspection Report, the Well and Septic Report is the most valuable tool that the inspector delivers to the homeowner. It starts with the homeowner/occupant questionnaire and isn’t complete until the Site and System and Final Report is complete.

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What to Do When You Suspect the Presence of Asbestos During a Property Inspection

Many time home inspectors discover possible presence of asbestos materials in older homes during routine inspections. When home inspectors suspect asbestos is present, they will recommend further inspection from an asbestos professional who is trained in the handling and positive identification of asbestos material. Read on for guidance on what you should do in this situation.

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Why Home Inspections are as Important Now as They Have Ever Been

It’s a challenging market for homebuyers since the demand is high and the supply is generally low. With so much competition, some homebuyers are opting to waive a home inspection to make their offer more attractive to sellers. If you ask any expert, they will tell you that a home inspection is not only recommended but sometimes it is required. We'll discuss some reasons for why that is.

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What Is A Four Point Inspection?

So what exactly is the Four Point Inspection? How much does it cost? Do I need one? The four point is an inspection of the four major components of a home: roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. The inspection looks at these four areas for general function, safety issues, age, and miscellaneous issues insurance underwriters typically would want to know. While insurers come to rely on the four point inspection, it is also very useful to homeowners and some investors alike.

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9 Common Myths About the Danger of Lead Paint

Lead paint has been a major concern in our homes for decades. While we are all aware that lead paint is hazardous to our health, there is still a lot of misinformation and myths surrounding it. In this article we'll cover 9 common myths about the danger of lead paint.

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A Mold-Free Home is a Healthy Home – Here is Your Quick Guide for Prevention

Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposure include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. The way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. We have some advice for doing just that.

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