As a home inspector, one of the aspects of my job is to inform my clients of any potential safety hazards, this includes fire safety. Most homes have at least one or two smoke detectors nowadays, but many still do not have them in all the proper locati
Attic pull-down ladders, also called attic pull-down stairs, are collapsible ladders that are permanently attached to the attic floor. Home owners can use these ladders to access their attics without being required to carry a portable ladder.
One of the more common defects I find on the home inspections I do in Northwest Indiana is the bathroom exhaust fans venting directly into the attic. Over time this can cause some serious problems.The purpose of an exhaust fan is to remove moisture fro
Here are a few facts from the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency).
Between 2010 – 2014 there was an average of 358,300 house fires per year.
There was an average of 2,560 deaths per year.
There was an average of 12,720 injurie
Do I need a home inspection?
I have had people ask me if it is really necessary to spend the money on a home inspection. You don't need a home inspector to tell you the carpet is old or wore out, or that the paint is peeling off the walls. Cosmetic
Concerns of a leaking basement
Since most basements are below grade and surrounded by soil they are at a high risk of leaking. A wet basement can lead to problems such as damage to the foundation, toxic mold growth, building rot, termite damage and