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How an item is recorded on an inspection report is a major factor in how a house looks on paper.

Having a report filled with words such as, safety concern, risk to children, risk of injury or death, or amateur looking workmanship is not going to help sell a house. What you want on your report a...

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I had a friend involved in the terrible flooding that recently occurred in basement apartments in New York. Most of the people who died in the floods, did so because they were electrocuted. Fortunately, our friend was wise enough to unplug everything quickly.

GFCI Outlets are required at dishwas...

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Porches are frequently a problem area found on home inspections. This porch sank so far that the post was pulled out of the deck and then separated from the roof.

Today’s most popular style of roofing is the architect shingle, which was introduced in the 1970s. These can last from 25 to 50 years. A home with a new roof is much easier to sell than a home with an old roof.

Home inspection tip: Leave detergent in the dishwasher because the Home I will run it, so I may as well do your dishes. If the dishwasher is activated by a switch, leave a note and let me know where that switch is.

This finger jointed window sill is falling apart. This house was built in 1993 and every window and door needs to be replaced. I would say that is a big ticket item.

There should be safety cables inside garage door springs. These are installed to prevent the spring from injuring you should it break. As of 1991, garage doors are required to be equipped with a mechanism that automatically reverses the door if it comes in contact with an object.

Garage doors m...

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The purpose of siding is to provide a watertight skin on a home. The number one item listed on almost every report in the siding section is “Ground contact of siding, risk of hidden damage."

I cannot say it enough times. Move the mulch away from the siding, cut back trees, and shrubs, and impro...

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Testimonials

a year ago
Mike was fantastic! Super friendly, extremely knowledgeable about everything and literally inspected every nook, cranny, and inch of my new (and first) property. Basically he is everything you want in a home inspector. He explained everything and answered all my questions. He emailed me my report that same night. I am definitely using him again when I purchase my next home.
Nellie
a year ago
Professional and thorough home inspection. Also pointed out improvements and maintenance items that could be completed.
- Robert S
2 years ago
Mike was very professional and knowledgeable. He was able to schedule quickly and for the time that work best for me. The day of the inspection he was timely and thorough. His expertise was well demonstrated in the report and he was happy to anyswer any and all questions we had before, during and after the inspection.
- Lindsay S

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