Is thermal imaging ( thermography ) a useful service to you?

There is a great deal of uncertainty and confusion over the use of thermal imaging for a home inspection, or other inspections.  Most of this uncertainty is from a lack of understanding of just what thermal imaging is and what it can do.  Many consumers then question if thermal imaging right for them? Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Information & Protection, Technical Information | 1 Comment
divider

Water Heater Maintenance And Care

Our water heaters are tucked away, out of daily view in utility cabinets/rooms, corners of garages, and even in attics.  They are all but forgotten about until they fail or worse yet leak and damage the home! Continue reading

Posted in Home Maintenance | Comments Off on Water Heater Maintenance And Care
divider

How to check for a water supply leak.

If you have ever had a water bill come in that suddenly increases significantly from previous months, with no known reason, your mind will eventually make it to the “Water Leak Panic” stage.  After all your habits have not changed, you know you don’t have a leak under a sink, none of the toilets intermittently fill up, the cost per gallon has not increased, and you just can’t think of any other reason why? Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Information & Protection, Technical Information | Comments Off on How to check for a water supply leak.
divider

How would you like two free home inspections?

Home Inspectors have been getting more creative with their marketing campaigns.  One of the recent hot campaigns is the “200% Satisfaction Guarantee” offer. Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Information & Protection | 2 Comments
divider

Are all of those “Free” service add-ons really “Free”?

We’re a nation of “Freebie” seekers!  Hey, nothing wrong with getting more for your money.  I for one enjoy the BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) experience.  If I need a product and can find a deal that is truly free, as compared to other merchants, I’ll most likely do the BOGO thing myself. Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Information & Protection | 2 Comments
divider

Is your inspection performed by a “Visual Only” Inspector?

I continually read in BB and other Blog posts that Inspectors are “Visual Only” in nature with reference to how they inspect. Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Information & Protection | 4 Comments
divider

Is my builder, contractor or tradesperson legitimate?

Do you know who you are hiring to work on your home?

The scenario is replayed over and over again every day.  A consumer hires a builder, contractor, or tradesperson to build their dream home, expand or renovate their dream home, or just repair something in their dream home.  Then part way into the project they start having that awful feeling that a long, hard, rocky road is ahead of them. Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Information & Protection | 4 Comments
divider

Welcome to my blog!

As a Professional Real Estate Inspector it is my function to provide you knowledge about your real estate.  This passing of knowledge does not start and end when you contract for, and complete, an inspection.  It starts before you even contract my services and continues for long afterward.  The concept of continual passing of knowledge is the cornerstone of this blog, and the many information pages on my main WEB site.  Please make use of these and provide me feedback so that I can improve upon them to fit your needs.  I am happy to run my business and affairs based on my motto:

Knowledge is power, but sharing knowledge brings peace!

Posted in Consumer Information & Protection | Comments Off on Welcome to my blog!
divider