Protect your investment by investing in radon-resistant features for new homes

In recent years, high levels of radon have been found in the soil all over the country, leading radon to be labeled as a major contributor to lung cancer. In fact, the Environment Protection Agency has deemed January National Radon Month. New Jersey has had plenty of reports for a high levels of radon, so… Read more »

Certified Home Inspectors

Don’t think about having an inspection with someone who isn’t ASHI Certified. In this video out of First Coast News in Jacksonville, Fla., ASHI Member David Sorge tells us why it’s necessary your home inspector needs to be ASHI or else you don’t really know who you’re dealing with. Both Michael Dominianni and his son… Read more »

Superstorm Sandy Cough from mold

The water is gone, but the mold remains. Thousands of people are returning to their homes to discover mold, which can lead to a variety of health problems what include aggravating or exasperating coughs, colds and asthma they already have. Some of these people have no choice, because they have nowhere else to go and… Read more »

New Jersey home inspections post Sandy

Inspections after Superstorm Sandy Now more than ever will you need an inspection after Superstorm Sandy and the Nor’easter that barreled through last week. Water, especially moving water, is the most erosive force in nature, and goes for water, lots of water flowing in to your home during the massive storms the past two weeks…. Read more »

As I was trying to figure out what this was…

halcyonhomeinspection: As I was trying to figure out what this was, I asked the Realtor if this house was a foreclosure; he said, “Yes”. At that point I realized what I was looking at. The previous owners had taped half of a fish in the fireplace to really stink the place up. I have seen… Read more »

Do you need an Oil Tank sweep?

Cornerstone Inspections, NJ home inspectors,  performs oil tank sweeps for the occurrence of an underground storage of an oil tank. If you have had an oil tank in your home, or an oil fired furnace, there is a possibility of having an underground oil tank in your yard. The problem with these abandon oil tanks… Read more »

Home Inspection Checklist

When buying a home, plan on going to your inspection with your inspector. It’s always important to follow along and see what your inspector is seeing, which can be a lot to take in. Here’s a typical inspection checklist and report we follow when conducting our inspections. Now these inspection list may seem long, but… Read more »

This Old House: 10 More Home Inspection Nightmares:

DIY quickly becomes “don’t it yourself” when home inspectors uncover hairbrained construction and makeshift repairs. Here are 10 more crazy discoveries, courtesy of the ASHI Reporter.