Home Inspections in a Competitive Market

Evolution of Home Inspections: ASHI, InterNACHI, and the Importance Today A Short History of Home Inspections Home inspections began in the early 1970s when home buyers started hiring general building contractors to perform pre-purchase inspections on homes they were interested in buying. As the industry grew and inspections rose in popularity, the term “contractor’s inspection” …

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Mold Air Sampling

Residential Mold

A common concern for homeowners and home buyers is indoor microbial growth. Molds can produce allergens and irritants, which can cause reactions in sensitive individuals. This concern shouldn’t be ignored.  Some types of mold you can see on walls where water damage occurred, or can be found in moist places that have leaked or have …

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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass

What’s In Your Water?

Water is a huge part of our daily lives, which is why it’s important to know what’s flowing through your taps. In the United States, each household on average uses roughly 300 gallons of water daily. With consumption levels so high, it’s necessary to ensure that your home’s water is free of contaminants such as …

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Sewer Scope Inspection

Do I Need a Sewer Scope?

It’s no secret that a sewer backup can be pretty gross and potentially an expensive event when you own a home. Sewer line repairs can also be extremely expensive, as it requires a lot of excavation and potentially street or sidewalk repairs. A sewer scope before you purchase the home will help ensure that the …

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Subterranean Termites

In any home buying process it’s important to ensure structures are safe from termites and other wood destroying insects. Insects like subterranean termites can especially cause significant structural damage if not treated immediately. Many times an infestation can go undetected to the untrained eye until major problems occur, which is why it’s important to get …

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