National Radon Action Month. Here is some basic radon facts Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil, and water from the natural decay of uranium. While levels in outdoor air pose a relatively low threat to human health, radon can accumulate to dangerous levels inside […]
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There are times when, during a home inspection, damage is caused to a part of the property. This is not something anyone desires, least of all the home inspector, but does that mean that the home inspector is always to blame? Perhaps you would logically conclude that since the damage occurred while the home inspection […]
Acquiring a property for a very low cost is an appealing prospect for any home buyer. One popular way of doing so is with a bank owned property or foreclosure. This might be especially appealing if you are a first-time buyer with a limited budget, but before you go ahead a sign the contract, there […]
Are you about to put your home on the market? Is this the first time you have sold a house? When selling a home, a homeowner will, no doubt, want to do all they can to ensure they get the best price for it. What is included in this? Well, this usually involves sprucing up […]
Regular maintenance of the home is a good way of avoiding bigger issues later on. This is certainly the case with the bathroom. Let’s take the bathroom extraction fan for example. When working correctly, a bathroom fan should extract excessive moisture from the bathroom and vent it out to the exterior of the home. But, […]
A damp basement creates all kinds of issues for a homeowner. Due to the below grade positioning of a basement, however, it’s a problem for many. Prevention is always better than treatment when it comes to problems like this so its important to know what preventative measures need to be taken. But, what if you […]
Among the final stages of buying a home is having a thorough home inspection performed to make sure it will be a good investment for you and your family. While this is a vital step to take before closing on the house, what are some ways you can continue to make sure your new home […]
So many people suffer with bad allergies nowadays which, in turn, can cause all sorts of respiratory problems. While we can’t always do much to reduce allergy causing air pollutants outside, are there some ways we can reduce them in our homes? There are some surprising causes of air pollutants that can be found in […]
The title of this blog presents a good question: Do you really need to inspect brand new homes? Maybe you are about to move into your newly constructed home and this is something you’re wondering about. There are good reasons for thinking its not necessary, you may feel that seeing as no one has ever […]
We get to inspect various types of exterior cladding as home inspectors. Vinyl siding is a popular cladding choice. But, whether you are buying a home that has vinyl siding or considering using it for your remodel, its useful to know a little more about it such as, what are some of the advantages to […]