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Inspecting The Crawl Space

A crawl space is the area under many homes that are not built on a slab of concrete or built on a basement. Typically, there is an access door on the back or sides of the home. Crawl space Inspections provide access to some of the electrical, plumbing and...

Leak from Plumbing Vent Flashing

I like to start my inspections by walking the exterior of a house. I take a lap to make sure I can get into the crawl space, just to see where things are. I’ll get on the roof when conditions allow because it lets me catch things like potential leaks. If I...

Time To Clean the Gutters

My last home had a lot of tall mature trees and every fall I would have to spend a few hours on a ladder cleaning out the gutters and downspouts. It was always a messy and cold job digging out old leaves, sticks and the occasional tennis ball. I like to...

Before You Sell Your Home

Most real estate agents will offer a few tips to the seller before listing a home on the market. Declutter, paint neutral colors, clean off the counters, keep the yard picked up. Just a few things to make the home show better. A good consultation with a...