Schedule an Inspection

27 Sep 2017

It's time to hack your home organization. Here are some GENIUS home organization hacks that you have to try! 1. Drawer Organization At just about $1.50 each, craft board from your local big box home store could be the answer to your drawer dilemmas. Just cut to size and paint and you'll have a custom drawer organizer. Source: KevinAndAmanda.com. We also love the idea we found on Pint...

28 Jun 2017

According to realtor.com, summertime ranks a quiet third when it comes to the best and most popular times to sell (Number 1 and 2 being spring and fall). However, there are some perks to the season of which you can take advantage - foliage is in full bloom, light pours through your home highlighting its features, and many people are simply smitten with the sunshine and are eager to call ...

16 Jun 2017

Question What are those black flakes in my whirlpool tub? Answer Hold your stomach... The black flakes are mold and mildew bacteria from human skin, oils, soaps, and other junk (use your imagination) that have been allowed to spawn in residual water left behind within the piping from the last time the unit was used. Whirlpool tubs don't drain completely after use; water rem...

05 Jan 2017

Since we are currently "enjoying" a cold winter day (week), I thought it fitting to write a couple of posts on "winterization". It is always interesting when I arrive at an inspection to find signs on the windows and doors, as well as the water heater and all of the plumbing fixtures, proclaiming the house to be "winterized." So, what is winterizing, why is it done, and when should...

09 Sep 2016

All across the country it seems to be that time of year--back to school time! Backpacks and notebooks are lining the shelves of our neighborhood retail stores and school buses are busy on the streets. But September is also a great time to address grading issues before fall and winter (when you might not be so enthused about spending time in the chilly air remedying water control issues)....

26 May 2016

This weekend the United States will be celebrating Memorial Day. It's a day that many Americans view as the official beginning of summer, marked by picnics, BBQs, and relaxing with friends and family. But Memorial Day is a very important holiday established to give us a time to honor and remember the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States of America. So...

05 May 2016

The milder temperatures of spring can make it increasingly difficult to obtain a valid radon test for your prospective home, unless everyone is clear about proper testing procedures and conditions, mainly, that you cannot open windows and doors, no matter how pretty it happens to be that day. Wait, what?! Let's explain: Did you know that opening your windows during a radon test, eve...

15 Apr 2016

The rain can tell you a lot about how affective the drainage is around your home and if the grading around your property is effectively directing water AWAY from your foundation. So, how does it work? Simple. Just wait for a nice steady rain and observe how water flows around your home. See the guide at the right for step-by-step instructions. During a heavy rain, is actually the pe...

24 Mar 2016

Do you plan to list your house this spring? Now's a great time to fix odds and ends around the home. There are always a few things around the house that you can live with that buyers can't and WON'T! And that could make your house harder to sell. Find out what the 10 worst offenders are now! 1. Lights that don't operate or switches with mystery functions. ​If there's a switch, it sho...

15 Apr 2015

Many of us are starting to plan out our spring gardens and landscaping. If your ideas this year include planting a new tree or large shrub next to your home, then planning ahead is especially important. They are a great addition to your property and they are beautiful, but every plant or tree is different and has different needs in order to thrive--and maybe most importantly--every plant...