The High Cost of a Cheap Inspection

I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT THIS YEAR HAS BEEN INTERESTING - AND FRUSTRATING. This is a year that has included my usual residential work with some great people. I’ve also worked with some folks that were less than neat and forced me to change…

Keep The Cold Out

Owning and maintaining a home in North Dakota presents many challenges due to the range of temperatures that we face throughout our 4 seasons. The heat of the summer and the extreme cold in the winter months are hard to ignore. If your home…

Let’s Talk About Mold

A home inspection I did the other day resulted in mold testing, which brings this post to mind. Most know it’s not healthy for us when inhaling or coming in contact with mold. Once in awhile I will receive a phone call asking for Mold testing.…

Why Hire an Inspector With A Drone?

Why would you want to hire a home inspector with a drone, or even purposely search for one while considering who to hire? This is a great questions, and one we will answer today. Why Can’t You Walk On My Roof? The InterNACHI Standards…

Create a Repair Addendum in Under an Hour: Technology Meets Professionalism

Ask any realtor and they will tell you one of the more tedious parts of the home buying process is the creation of a Repair Addendum. Traditionally, this process involves a cumbersome experience for both the realtor and the buyer. Dealing with…
GFCI Outlet

Blog – The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or GFCI Ground fault interrupters are very common in homes today and prevent many injuries associated with electricity. Most handheld hairdryers have a GFCI as part of their power cord. GFCIs have played a key…

Blog – Tips to Sell Your Home in the Slow Season

Sell Your Home During The Slow Season! While spring is the busiest time of the year to sell a home, people buy homes 365 days of the year. As a seller, you’re not limited to one season. If you are selling in fall or winter, make sure to use…

Millions of Crystal Balls Recalled

Home Inspector Crystal Balls Recalled Recalls are a big deal right now, and it seems no industry is safe from defective products. Hundreds of products are recalled every year in every category from food, kitchen appliances, cars, Christmas…

Selling Your House? Read This First!

The Traditional Way of Home Sales is Crazy! If you are selling a house, then let me tell you how backward and crazy it is to do it the traditional way. If you are selling a house or are considering selling a house, then this message is for…

It’s Been Like That For Years

It’s Been Like That for Years One response we hear a lot to observations in our report is, ” Mr. Inspector, you don’t know what you are talking about, it has been like that for years.” One time we had an agent go as far as to tell us…