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HUD, FHA Urge Home Inspections

Starting Sept. 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is including a mandate that instructs lenders to inform borrowers when they first meet to get a home inspection prior to purchas Source: HUD, FHA Urge Home Inspections read more →

Dryer Vent Hood Issue

Recently on a Home Inspection found this dryer vent hood that makes you sit back and wonder. Most likely the person did this to stop perhaps birds from entering but what a fire hazard. If the flapper doesn’t operate get a new vent hood but never do this.   read more →

Crawlspace Entries for Hobbits!

As a Home Inspector part of the process of inspecting is the crawlspace if it has one. Not all homes are designed with a crawlspace some may have basements, basements and crawlspace or a concrete slab system.  Inspection of the crawlspace starts with the access to the crawlspace and sometimes that can be very difficult… read more →

Do You Have Uneasy Feelings About Your Home Inspection?

Creepy View From The Crawlspace Recently during a crawlspace inspection I felt like somebody was watching me! As I was going along I found this looking at me and thought to myself “you never know who’s watching”! After completing the inspection, I realized that there is a real message in this photo. A professional home.. read more →

Crawlspace Inspection Being Watched!

I always recommend that my clients be present during the inspection if possible. I look at my job not only to report on defects but to educate my client, and that means most of the time I’m being watched as I work. At a recent home inspection,  I was performing my crawlspace inspection and came.. read more →