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Maintenance Inspections

Maintenance Inspections

Maintenance Inspections are Vital We understand that life gets busy. You just bought a house. You moved. You started a new life for yourself and your family. What happened to the repairs that were recommended when you closed on your house? Were the repairs made...

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When Home Inspections Matter

When Home Inspections Matter

What appears at first to be a routine inspection on a ten-year-old home can quickly become a lesson in why having an initial inspection is so vital to the home-buying experience. An inspection on this home when it was newly built or even a maintenance inspection,...

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Spotting Roof Leaks

Spotting Roof Leaks

Small roof leaks can become a larger problem if you don’t catch them soon enough. Roof evaluations should be conducted by a roofing professional every six or seven years to identify potential problems. This can prevent leaks from weakening wood that cause interior...

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Grease- The Enemy of Septic Systems

Grease- The Enemy of Septic Systems

We've all seen what happens when your water hose gets stopped up with debris. You lose your water flow don't you? The same thing happens when grease is allowed to accumulate in your septic system. The only difference is that if grease is able to accumulate in your...

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Sniffing Out Unmaintained Septic Systems

Sniffing Out Unmaintained Septic Systems

Finding and inspecting the tank in a septic inspection is the most involved part of the process. The tank portion of the septic inspection involves pulling a permit (if available) and locating and accessing the septic tank manually with a probe in order to make a...

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Getting out of the Danger Zone

Getting out of the Danger Zone

We all expect our home inspector to highlight problems with the structure or operation of the HVAC but what about safety issues? In the home inspection pictured below, the home inspector found loose boards and a gap in the railing. These items hadn’t...

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Cutting Corners on the Roof

Cutting Corners on the Roof

It happens. You know the roof needs to be repaired and after you get the quote, you decide to put it off for just a little longer. Or it’s a small repair and you decide to attempt it yourself. Repairing your own roof can be dangerous - from...

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15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

Article provided by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko     The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find...

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