Why Are You Smelling Sewer Gas?

Sewer gas odors in your home are caused by several different reasons, some more serious than others. In this month’s blog, we're going to discuss a few of them. Perhaps one of the most common reasons you will smell sewer gas in the home is because plumbing fixtures...

Finding Asbestos In Your Home

Renovating an old home can be an exciting project, one that brings many rewards. It can also bring some unexpected problems which, if you are not prepared for, can significantly add to renovation costs. If the home has not been worked on since it was constructed, you...

What Can You Do To Avoid A Cockroach Infestation?

Cockroaches are a big problem in many homes and apartments.  They are such a nuisance because they are extremely resilient, multiply in large amounts and spread disease.  Obviously it is better to work at preventing them in the first place so let’s look at what...

Your Garage…Is It A Fire Hazard?

Being aware of fire risks in your home is very important.  This is why having a sufficient amount of properly working smoke/carbon monoxide detectors is crucial.  One area of the home, however, that we may not consider as often is the garage.  A garage is generally...

Should I Change My Homes HVAC Filters?

Improving the indoor air quality of your home doesn’t have to be a major task.  The HVAC systems filters can be changed easily, takes little time and will do a lot to promote a healthier indoor air quality.  How often, then, should a HVAC filter be changed? Although...

A Realtor To Fit Your Needs

When you purchase a home, especially if its for the first time, its vital to have the right team helping you.  Finding the best real estate agent is important to a smooth buying process but, how can you find the right one for your particular needs? Before you decide...

Hiding Valuables At Home

With so much technology at our disposal nowadays we have the ability to protect and secure our homes like never before.  However, sometimes you can’t beat some of the more old-fashioned methods of keeping valuables safe, especially those smaller items like jewelry...

Kitchen Garbage Disposal Systems

Many kitchen sinks come equipped with a garbage disposal system designed for grinding up small scraps of food leftovers.  These are ground up small enough to flush easily through into the homes septic tank or sewer system.  This form of garbage disposal plays its part...

Being Prepared In Advance For An Emergency

Each year we see disasters in one form or another strike different parts of the United States, with often devastating results.  While we have no control over when or where a natural disaster might strike, we can try to be as prepared as we possibly can be ahead of...

Under Home Crawlspaces…Be Aware Before You Enter

An under-home crawlspace provides the ideal environment for many hazards.  If we consider the kinds of conditions that are generally found down there, damp, dark and largely undisturbed, it’s easy to see the need for caution.  In fact, as home inspectors this is one...

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