This flips me out!

This flips me out!

Not a week goes buy that I don’t hear the statement ” This should be an easy inspection because the house was flipped and everything is new“.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact I cringe when I hear this because I know these homes can...
Thermal telegraphing (Ghosting)

Thermal telegraphing (Ghosting)

“Ghosting” is a term used to describe the dark streaks that sometimes develop on walls and ceilings (especially along joist or stud lines), around doorways, at the outside corners of rooms, at the location of drywall fasteners, and on the carpeting along baseboards....
Is your business LISTED?

Is your business LISTED?

The Ultimate List: over 50 Local Business Directories As a local business, attracting new customers can be a major challenge and having a website alone is no longer good enough as the internet becomes more integrated social society. Getting your business listed in the...
Should I use my agents home inspector?

Should I use my agents home inspector?

Should a Homebuyer Hire a Home Inspector Recommended by an Agent? So you’ve found the perfect house, Good neighborhood, Price is right, looks well maintained, looks good on the surface, smells good, nice floor plan, so you make an offer contingent on a home...
Transitioning from old E-mail(s) to new

Transitioning from old E-mail(s) to new

Taking control of your E-mail How do I change to my new E-mail address without loosing my important emails or contracts? This doesn’t have much to do with home inspections but it’s a dilemma that many people experience. Many people feel locked in to their...
Slick roof repair makes life easy

Slick roof repair makes life easy

One of the most common roof problems I see at Virginia home inspections is damaged soil vent seals. These are the aluminum or plastic flashing’s that seal around the plumbing vent pipes that go through the roof.  The problem is the rubber seals only last about 7...