When is it Time to Walk Away From a Home With Structural Issues?

Large crack in a home's foundation

Would you build a home on sinking sand? Ideally, no! You want to make sure your house has a firm foundation! Now imagine you’re thinking of buying a home, but it has “structural issues.” Should you buy it or walk away? Signs You Should Walk Away From Buying a Home With Structural Issues A home’s… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Schedule a Chimney Inspection

Chimney inspector on roof and looking at the exterior of the chimney

It’s that time of the year when the weather starts to get colder, and people start to spend more time indoors. A New Jersey winter is on its way, bringing with it colder temperatures, snow and ice. With that in mind, when’s the last time you had your chimney inspected? Chimneys Can Have a Litany… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Have a Mold Inspection Done When Buying a House

Mold inspector looking at bathroom

Do you suffer with a stuffy nose, itchy eyes and heavy coughs? Do you feel like you always have an upper respiratory infection? You might be suffering due to the presence of mold in your house. Most people never think about mold. Though it’s often overlooked, the majority of homes in New Jersey have some… Read more »

What Should Homeowners Know About Chimney Inspections?

Man performing chimney inspection on a home

Are you a homeowner living in a home with a chimney? When’s the last time you used your fireplace? When’s the last time you had your chimney inspected? Annual Inspections If you’re like most people, you don’t think about chimney inspections, but you should have them done every year or so. Why are chimney inspections… Read more »

Warning: Your Property May Need a Sewer Pipe Inspection!

Sewer Line Inspection Graphic

Do you have sewers on your property?  How would you know if it’s time to have a sewer pipe inspection done by a professional? What are some things to look for– or smell for? Foul Smells If you notice weird, foul, gassy smells coming from your sinks or toilets– you might need a sewer pipe… Read more »

What Is Included in a Home Inspection?

Home Inspector Checking Out Basement

Getting ready to buy or sell a house in New Jersey? If so, it makes sense to have a professional home inspection done in order to get some insight regarding the current condition of the place. The house’s structure and components can be visually inspected and assessed by a professional who then provides a report… Read more »

How Does a Home Inspection Benefit Sellers?

Home inspector using tool to help home seller

You’re planning to sell your house. Have you considered having a home inspection done before you list it for sale? What are some of the benefits of home inspections for sellers? Get Ahead of Repairs When you have your home inspected, you get an idea of whether or not there are any potential repairs that… Read more »

What Home Inspectors Can and Cannot Tell You

Home Inspector Checking Out Basement

If you end up using the services of a home inspector, what can they tell you, and what can’t they tell you? Those are two great questions. Purpose Home inspectors take a detailed look at a house and then offer you a report. Typically, they’re looking for potential safety hazards, as well as any problems… Read more »