4th Of July Safety

4th Of July Safety

With the the 4th of July holiday here the most important part of the holiday is everyone going home safely after its over. There area many dangers to be aware of this Holiday season.

Submitted by JeffreyBelfus on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 17:50

Spring Maintenance Tips

After a cold, darks, long winter, Everyone is looking forward to the bright sun and warm temperatures that come with Spring. But once you get outside, you get a good look at what OLD MAN WINTER did to your home. Here is a short checklist of some of the areas of your home that should be checked...

1. Check for loose, leaky, and clogged gutters. Make sure there is proper drainage away from the home.


2. Low areas of your yard especially around your foundation should be filled and grading should be away from your foundation.


Submitted by JeffreyBelfus on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:59

The Importance of Winterizing Your Outside Faucet

With the recent stretch of extreme cold weather that has made a home over most of the Area it is extremely important to know how to PROPERLY winterize your outside faucets.

If your faucets are not properly winterized they could freeze and cause pipes inside your home to leak or burst. It seems like a fairly easy thing to do but there are a few tricks that you will need to know to really insure you get it right.

Step 1. Be sure to disconnect all garden hoses from the outside faucets. Leaving your hoses connected is just asking for trouble.

Submitted by JeffreyBelfus on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 21:38

What a Seller can Expect and How they can help during a Home Inspection

What Can A Seller Expect?
When selling your home, buyers will request a home inspection after their offer is accepted. They are usually given 10 days to get the inspection completed before contracts are sent out from your attorney. What can you, as the owner expect?

Submitted by JeffreyBelfus on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 14:05

The Most Common Issue on an Inspection

The Most Common Inspection Issues.


Over the past few months of meeting with realtors and numerous inspections, it seems everyone wants to know what the most common inspection issues found are. Well that's an easy one... It seems that every DIY Home Owner believes they have the skill and knowledge to make electrical repairs in their home. Many of these repairs and installations will work, but are not up to code or installed to todays standards. The Electrical system is the most intricate and DANGEROUS system in the home.

Submitted by JeffreyBelfus on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 17:15

Dont Get Caught "Inside" in the Cold

Dont Get Caught "Inside" in the Cold...


The Fall season is upon us and winter weather is quickly approaching. Are you one of those people who wait until the last minute, until it is almost freezing in your house to turn on the heater?  Well don't get caught in the cold. Make sure that you give your heater a test run during the fall season and make sure that it is in good working order. You don't want to go to turn it on that first time you NEED it, only to find out it is not working properly.

Submitted by JeffreyBelfus on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:48

The Importance of a Home Inspection

The process of purchasing a home is both rewarding and often times stressful. Dealing with contract negotiations, mortgage loans, and mountains of paperwork can be quite overwhelming. The last thing a home buyer needs to worry about is an unforeseen problem with his or her investment. This is why taking the time and investing in a professional home inspection is so important.

Submitted by JeffreyBelfus on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 14:59

The Dangers of Radon in the Home

The Dangers of Radon


According to the EPA Radon causes about 21000 deaths per year. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer only behind smoking cigarettes. And if you are a smoker and have an exposure to Radon your chances of getting lung cancer almost double.


Submitted by JeffreyBelfus on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 16:21

Move In Certified Homes

So you think your home is perfect and ready to sell. Everyone thinks they have the perfect home and that it should sell very quickly. Well as a Home Inspector, I can tell you first hand that there is no such thing as the perfect home. I have inspected a number of homes that have been very nice and well taken care of, but I have also been very well trained to pick out the not so obvious problems with a home. Not the cosmetic, no need to be mentioned faults, but the " OMG I never even thought of that Faults."


Submitted by JeffreyBelfus on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 19:39

The Danger of Windows

With the Spring weather upon us. Lets keep in mind Window Safety...


Submitted by JeffreyBelfus on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:17

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