Dangers of Main Electrical Service Wires Near Operating Windows

Buying a new home is an exciting time, but it’s important to make sure that you are aware of any potential hazards before making a purchase. One of the often-overlooked dangers is the presence of main electrical service wires near operating windows. In this post, we will discuss the dangers.. read more →

Is Your Garage Door Risky Business? Find Out Now

Garage door hinge damage is one of those items that doesn’t cost alot to fix but could turn into something HUGE! This type of damage can be caused by a variety of factors, including improper installation, rust, and wear and tear. Unfortunately, it can also cause serious injury if not.. read more →

“Damaged fins can cause your AC unit to work overtime”

As a home inspector with 23 years of experience, I have seen my fair share of damage to outside air conditioner units. One common issue I have encountered is damaged fins on the outside AC unit and the effect it has on the operation of the AC. Fins are thin.. read more →

The unexpected fire damage of this home caught everyone by surprise during the inspection. It’s a reminder to never take a disclosure as fact.

Home inspection is an important step for any potential homebuyer, as it can reveal hidden issues that may not have been disclosed by the seller. One such issue is past fire damage, which can be a costly surprise if it was not listed on the property disclosure. If a home.. read more →

Broken boards, splintered wood – intense weather can have some serious effects on outdoor structures!

As a home inspector, I often encounter decks that pose serious safety risks to homeowners and guests. Some of the common hazards of decks are: Since 2003, I-J.S.2 deck collapses have caused thousands of reported injuries and deaths.The most tragic deck collapse occurred in Chicago in June 2003, when a.. read more →