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January 23, 2019

A couple of months ago I was called to conduct a prelisting inspection for an owner that planned on selling the house herself. The house was just over 10 years old and appeared to be well built and maintained. Prelisting inspections are always recommended. These inspec...

January 31, 2018

Today I am going to discuss pest entry into your home and cover a few cases I have encountered this year. Regardless of how new, big or expensive your house is there is a constant attempt by a variety of critters to take up residence with you. While some animals such a...

August 12, 2017

These sprinklers are low cost and can be made at home using simple hand tools. They’re easy to set up and adjust to meet your water spraying pattern and coverage needs and will last for years!

December 24, 2016

A client recently asked me why I recommended that they install carbon monoxide detectors in their home if all of their appliances and heat sources were electric. This of course was a legitimate question.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that is pr...

December 1, 2016

The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire and accidents. InterNACHI recommends that you follow these guidelines to help make your holiday season safer and more enjoyable.

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October 16, 2016

Fall is here and winter is around the corner. Here is a list of simple things the homeowner can do to extend the life of their house, its systems and components and help prevent costly repairs in the future. 

1.  Furnaces, Heat Pumps and Air Handlers:  Have your Furnace...

June 29, 2016

At some time in the future your asphalt roof will likely need to be replaced. Prior to doing this several things need to be considered prior to the actual installation. Here are helpful tips, guidelines and common mistakes I often encounter while conducting home inspec...

June 13, 2016

I recently ran into this Temperature Pressure Relief Valve Extension reduction while inspecting a home. I have heard of this being done but had never seen it. While a TPR Valve might look like a simple plumbing job they serve a very serious purpose and there are specif...

May 25, 2016

Leaves and debris around the foundation should be removed.  This will help prevent the ground from holding water at the foundation or next to your siding. It will also discourage insects, wood destroying organisms and rodents from nesting next to your house.