Water Damage

Water is an amazing liquid with much utility, but in the wrong place, it can do extensive damage to your home. Water has the ability to enter your home a multitude of ways, but you can do much to prevent it. It is very important to take care of any potential water...

Do You Have a Termite Problem?

The homeowner’s worst nightmare is having termites and not knowing it. The damage that termites can inflict is very frustrating and difficult to notice until it’s obvious. So how can a homeowner find out if they have termites. There are a few early warning signs that...

Don’t Forget the Garage!

During open houses and home tours, the garage is often overlooked. Is this space only viewed as a big empty storage room? Why should we take a closer look at the garage?  For many buyers, the garage is more important than you think. For many, the garage is one of...

Pool Alarms

Young children and pools go together like camping and s’mores but there are some dangers involved with having a pool in your backyard. To keep your children safe, there are devices called pool alarms, that will sound an alarm if there is a chance your child has fallen...

Living Small

How much space do you need to live? The tiny house movement has received much attention recently. Many people are interested in living in homes that are less than 1000 square feet, and some even in houses smaller than 100 square feet. There are some obvious benefits...

Pests In Your Home – Mice

The mouse… a very sneaky and very stealthy rodent. You may never actually see it in front of you. However, you may face some telltale signs that they are in your living space. How do you combat these invasive creatures though? Well, the first thing to make sure of is...

Why should my home be tested for Radon?

When buying a home, it is important to make sure that a radon test has been performed. A certified home inspector usually does this as part of the seller’s home inspection. You might ask yourself, though, what exactly is Radon? How dangerous is it? How common is...

A New Way Of Shopping

Going to the store used to be a fairly trouble-free activity, even enjoyable for some. These days it might be more stressful. We all have needs that have to be fulfilled, and eating is one of the more important ones. Since the store is going to be one of the more...

A Wooden Roof Over Your Head

It used to be that wood roofs were on most homes just a few generations ago. Wood was the easiest building material for homes, so most everything was made from it. Fast forward a few decades and wood got pushed back by other materials that required less maintenance...

Preparing For Snow – Rock Salt

When it gets icy in your driveway, it can get pretty sketchy trying to walk across it when coming out early in the morning for work. So what are you going to do if you slip and fall and then you can’t work to provide for your family? Well to completely avoid that,...

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What Every Home Buyer Should Know

Are you buying a home in Southern Maryland, Washington D.C., or Northern Virginia? Then there is some important information you should know first - from the perspective of a home inspector.

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