Check The Kitchen

A kitchen is a place where people spend a lot of their time so, during our thorough home inspections, we perform a detailed inspection of the kitchen.  Here are a few of the warning signs that we look out for that you can also check as you look at potential homes to...

Gym Health And Hygiene

A new year often brings with it a renewed zeal for getting fit, this also means more visits to the gym. Although a gym is usually considered a healthy place, it can also be the perfect environment for unhealthy conditions to flourish. What steps can you take to ensure...

Methods Of Pest Control…Ultrasonic Plug-Ins

There are a variety of pest control methods available today. One option is the ultrasonic plugin. This is a small device designed to plug into any household electrical outlet that, when turned on, emits a high-frequency sound that is unpleasant to pests. The question...

Involving Your Home Inspector During Construction

A lot of people associate home inspections with older properties, however, what about a newly constructed home, or a home still under construction? Is a home inspection necessary in this case? After all, it has not had time to develop the issues associated with many...

Dangers Linked To Asbestos

Asbestos is a hazardous material as many of us are well aware, however, how much do you really know about asbestos and why is this important?  If any of you are thinking about renovating an old home yourself, it’s possible you could encounter asbestos so having a...

What Condition Is The Chimney In?

Regular maintenance of the house is the key to keeping the homes occupants safe as well as avoiding costly home repairs due to neglect.  One area of the home that may not receive a lot of attention is the chimney, however, if not properly maintained, a chimney could...

Why Should I Have A Pre-listing Inspection Performed?

There are many costs involved in selling and buying a home so naturally you will be looking for ways to economize.  If you are in the process of selling your current home, perhaps you’ve been told that a pre-listing inspection would be a good idea to have done.  But,...

Stubborn Tobacco Odor

Have you just moved into a new home where the previous occupant was a smoker?  It can be a real challenge to remove the stubborn odor that results from tobacco so, here are a few suggestions to help you deal with this annoying problem:   Nicotine leaves behind a...

Would You Take On A Property “As Is”?

We have more choice than ever these days when it comes to the different types of property we can buy.  One option that might appeal to many, because of its generally lower price, is a property labelled “as is”.  But, what does this mean? And, is it a good idea to...