Blog, Oil Tanks

Don’t Repair Oil Tanks

When we see an oil tank that needs any kind of repair, our advice is don’t repair it, just replace it! Sometimes we see fiberglass repairs on the

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Blog, Safety

MISSING SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS

One of the most important and common issues that we see during our inspections are missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  We recommend having

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Blog, Electrical

Electrical Outlet Safety

Many people ask us what we discover to be the most common electrical issues during a  home inspection. It’s very rare to find a home that

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Blog, Flooring

Got Cracked Floor Tiles?

Often during our inspections, we see cracked or loose ceramic floor tiles. By the way of background, there are two types of “beds” in tile floor

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Blog, Gen. Home Components

Synthetic Stucco can be problematic

Synthetic stucco also called Exterior Insulated Finish System (EIFS) has positive attributes: Less expensive than conventional stucco Fairly easy and

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Blog, Inground Sprinklers

SPRING IRRIGATION SYSTEM TUNE-UP

Spring is the time to make sure your sprinkler system is working correctly. Maybe a lawnmower damaged a sprinkler head, or there’s an in-ground

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Blog, Safety

Stair Codes

Injuries on stairs are more common than you may think. (Reuters Health) – More than 1 million Americans injure themselves on stairs each year,

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Blog, ETHICS

Do home inspectors determine code compliance?

During our home inspections, we are often asked if an item “meets code”. According to New York State law, home inspectors are not required to

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Blog, Safety

Main Causes of House Fires

As a very basic recommendation, check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. There are several rules, guides, and codes applying to basic smoke

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Blog, Roofing and Gutters

Ice Damming, what is it?

During our home inspections, sometimes we see signs of water leaks in the ceiling where the ceiling meets the roof. This is usually caused by “Ice

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Blog, Electrical

Are aluminum wires covered with copper safe?

Sometimes during our home inspections, we come across a wiring product called Copper-Clad aluminum wire. The core of the wire is made of aluminum,

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Blog, Inspection Philosophy

About “Flipped” Homes

As I’m sure you know, there is an entire industry around investing in real estate, improving it, and then selling it. Commonly known as

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