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Explaining Lift Stations

By |2024-07-01T13:42:32-06:00July 1st, 2024|Back to Basics, Plumbing|

Lift stations can be found in many residential homes, and play an integral part in managing wastewater flow. They are typically located on the lowest level of the building, such as a basement. We will often have clients wondering what they are, sometimes confusing them with sump pumps. While a lift station does function [...]

My Main Electrical Panel Is At Capacity: What Does That Mean?

By |2024-06-07T13:11:52-06:00June 10th, 2024|Ask Your Inspector, Back to Basics, Electrical|

The main electrical panel is one of the most important aspects of any home. It is responsible for gathering electricity from the local provider, and distributing it safely to the active circuits throughout the house. Each panel is designed with a maximum limit of breakers or branch circuits that can be added. When performing [...]

Water Heater Replacement – Exploring Your Options

By |2024-05-31T09:12:12-06:00May 31st, 2024|Ask Your Inspector, Back to Basics, Plumbing|

It has happened to the best of us. The fateful day where you finally have to change out that old dinosaur of a water heater living in your basement. This is hopefully because you knew it was nearing its end, rather than waking up to a basement full of water! Whatever the cause, water [...]

What Is EIFS Stucco?

By |2024-05-22T12:29:11-06:00May 20th, 2024|Back to Basics, Siding|

Siding is a crucial component of a building's exterior. It works tirelessly with its teammates - the roof, windows and doors- to keep the house protected from Mother Nature. So needless to say, siding material matters! There are a multitude of siding types out there, but in this blog, we are going to discuss [...]

Discussing Hydronic Forced Air Heating

By |2024-05-13T12:06:26-06:00May 13th, 2024|Back to Basics, HVAC, Plumbing|

When it comes to heating homes, there is a multitude of ways to get the job done. Whether you are using a furnace, a boiler, a heat pump or any other mechanism, there will always be pros and cons. But what happens when you combine two different systems and pair their redeeming qualities together? [...]

Inspecting Structure: What Do Home Inspectors Look For?

By |2024-05-07T11:46:41-06:00April 29th, 2024|Back to Basics, Structure|

One of the most important aspects of a building is its structural integrity. The structural components of a house are what give it its strength, what keep it intact, and what protect its interior components from outside forces. As a home inspection company, we find that many of our clients are very concerned about [...]

What Are The Limitations During a Home Inspection?

By |2024-04-23T12:06:38-06:00April 23rd, 2024|Back to Basics|

When conducting standard home inspections, it is our goal to provide our clients with the most thorough service possible. Our inspectors cover the exterior and roofing, foundation and structure, electrical and plumbing, heating and cooling systems, interior, and most appliances. Purchasing a home is a serious commitment - so we want to make sure [...]

AFCI Outlets and Breakers Explained

By |2024-04-17T09:40:16-06:00April 17th, 2024|Back to Basics, Electrical|

Electricity is one of the most important components in our homes. However, it can also be one of the most dangerous. A flawed electrical system can be the source of power outages, property damage, bodily injury, and even house fires. Thankfully, through modern technology, we are able to implement safeguards into our electrical systems [...]