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4 Signs It’s Time to Have Your Septic System Inspected

Septic Tank Inspections

Your septic tank is an underground system where your wastewater flows for treatment. If cared for correctly, your septic tank can last for decades. To properly take care of your septic tank, make sure that you are getting it inspected about every three years. However, if you notice any of these warning signs, you should… Read more »

Warning Signs of Termites in The Home

Signs of Termite Damage

Termites are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. They can nest in your home for years before they are found. During this time, they can create millions of dollars in damage and could destroy your house. To save your home from termites, know the common warning signs!  First, Know the Types Before you start looking for warning… Read more »

Selling your home? Get a Pre-Sale Inspection

When you’re very interested in buying a home, one of the first things you mark off from your checklist is getting a home inspection. But what about getting an inspection before you sell your home? First, it’s never a bad idea to ever get your home inspected, even when you don’t plan on selling or… Read more »

Beware of Black Mold

Black mold is straight up dangerous. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, it’s a real threat in New Jersey. It’s found in wet areas inside or out. Wet leaves in the gutter, moist areas in a leaky roof or basement. Places where it’s warm, damp, and somewhat humidity. Black mold isn’t necessarily black as it… Read more »

Common home inspections findings

Here are some common problems found during New Jersey home inspections that both buyers and sellers should be aware of. Some of them are minor, but some are a big enough problem that could change the price of the home or at least the potential buyers of the home. Here’s a few common problems found… Read more »

Improper Oil Tank Sweep could lead to sinkhole

Today, a report in the news about a Florida man who fell in a sinkhole and most likely lost his life has us thinking about sinkholes – how they occur, and what there is to do to find out if your home in susceptible for a sinkhole to occur. First – sinkholes are prevalent in… Read more »

What Appraisers Look For

Home appraisals fit right in with a root canal or a trip to the DMV, dreaded but necessary. The good news is, unlike a root canal, you can take measures to make the process virtually pain-free. Photo credit: (Warren Skalski, Photo for the Chicago Tribune) When a professional comes to appraise your home, they note… 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 »