I wanted to visit this subject to help illuminate a few of the finer points of roof inspections as they relate to the overall home inspection. The first point home buyers need to understand is that none of the home inspection standards require the inspector to walk on the roof. This is a critical point since some inspection companies have a policy to...Learn more
Is my house up to code?
This is a question we often get from homebuyers who are a little confused about the scope and intent of a home inspection. Remember, the home inspection is designed to identify major deficiencies that will either cost you a lot of money or that may pose a safety hazard. A home inspection is most definitely and quite...Learn more
Mold in your home
You have mold in your home. Wait - before you run out of the house screaming, please remember that mold is ubiquitous. The nice smell of fall leaves is actually the smell of decay and mold. The real question with your home is this: do I have harmful mold spores in sufficient quantity to be a health hazard to me and my family? A basic mold...Learn more
Radon testing protocol
There are strict guidelines a radon tester must adhere to when taking a radon sample. In general, the longer the test, the more accurate the results, and we're talking about weeks or months. However, for real estate transactions, certain criteria must be met in order to achieve the best possible results within a very constrained time period, so the...Learn more