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Pardon me, do you know you have an exposed footer?

Pardon me, do you know you have an exposed footer?

**We got an update on this house recently... Scroll to the end to read The Rest of the Story!** Changing a building’s foundation will cause structural problems if done incorrectly. If you don’t know the signs of poor work, like exposed footers and corner cracks, you...

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Washing machine overflow trays save money

Washing machine overflow trays save money

Why the details matter in a home inspection Washing machine overflow trays cost around $30. Without this safety tray, a minor leak can become a major flood, especially if the laundry area is over a living space. Leaks from a washing machine can do extensive damage....

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A Learning Experience in New Orleans

A Learning Experience in New Orleans

Last month, Bob and Welmoed spent a week in New Orleans, LA, attending InspectionWorld, the annual conference of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). They spent five days in meetings and classes, deepening their knowledge on a wide variety of topics ranging...

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An Unexpected Discovery

An Unexpected Discovery

I was recently in the Chicago area for an ASHI conference, and after checking into my nondescript hotel room, looked to see what the view was. Imagine my surprise when I spotted this little oddity: "What the heck is an old stone building doing in the parking lot...

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What Can I Expect From My Home Inspection?

You’ve found your dream home, and now begins the journey to closing. Before you can move in and make it your own, you’ll need to have a licensed home inspector come take a look. Having your future home inspected is beneficial to you as the buyer. It protects you from...

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Why You Need to Take Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Seriously!

Why You Need to Take Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Seriously!

Earlier this month, a tragic story appeared on the news: an Ohio  family of four, along with their three dogs, were killed by Carbon Monoxide poisoning: News report on the death of a family from carbon monoxide poisoning These deaths were preventable, if only the...

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When should you have a Home Inspection?

When people think of having a home inspection, they typically associate it with buying a house. But that’s only a part of our business. Just as you take your car to the mechanic for regular oil changes, or go to the doctor when you’re sick, there are times when you...

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