Monthly Archives: March 2012

Why should I have my home inspected before putting it up for sale?

Over and over again I read in bulletin board posts or hear “Why should I have my home preinspected?  After all it is the buyer’s responsibility to find any problems with it!”.  Well we are in a buyer’s market and … Continue reading

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Is your fireplace safe? Why you should read and heed the Home Inspector’s recommendations.

On every home inspection with a fireplace I place important advisement wording in the report.  The wording is there to help the home buyer understand the importance of chimney safety.  But I do have to wonder just how many read … Continue reading

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Is your Home Inspector providing you a totally objective home inspection report?

I frequently read in bulletin board or Blog posts that a Home Inspectors job is to provide you only with the facts of what is visually seen and nothing more.  Usually those same people state that the Home Inspectors job … Continue reading

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What is an Air Admittance Valve ( AAV ) in the waste piping system of my home?

Occasionally I run into air admittance valves (AAV) in homes during inspections and when I explain them to clients they get a sour look on their face.  So why the sour look when they are useful items?

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Has your Home Inspector offered you a free alarm system inspection?

Are you getting ready to, or have you, selected your Home Inspector because of all of the supposedly free services the Home Inspector is offering as part of their fee, including that free alarm system inspection?  Well maybe you should … Continue reading

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