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Do You Have Lead-Based Paint in Your Home?

Depending on where your home is, and how old your home is, you may still have lead-based paint on your walls. Lead-based paint is often found in older homes, built before the 1990’s, but it never hurts to check if your home has the hazardous paint. Sure, it’s glossier...

Winter Hoses

How to Turn off Water and Hoses in the Winter When you live in a place like Highland, MD for as long as we have, you learn how to deal with harsh winters. Part of doing this is ensuring that your home and pipes are prepared for the cold of the winter by contacting a...

Common Issues with Older Homes

As home inspectors, we see a ton of these issues all the time and today, we’d like to talk through some of them so that you can be better informed on which areas of your home might need a little more attention. Roofing and Furnaces Last About 25 Years If your home was...

Is Your Heat Pump Performing Properly?

Cold weather has finally arrived and that means that it’s about time to turn on the heat. To heat your home, it’s time for your heat pump to get to work if you have an all-electric house. However, once the temperature dips lower than 30°, your heat pump will run into...

Pre-Listing Home Inspections

Are you considering selling your home? Before you list it, it’s important to get a pre-listing home inspection. Let’s learn about what this inspection checks for and why you need it! The buyer of your home will have an inspection done before closing to determine if...

Is Your House a Home for Mold?

Not only does mold degrade the integrity of your home’s walls, floors, and ceilings, it can also cause major health problems. Depending on the type of mold in the home extreme measures may need to be taken to eradicate it and restore your possessions. Let’s...

A Guide to Changing your Indoor Air Filter

Did you know your indoor air filter needs regular checking and changing? Over time air filters in the home become clogged and dirty, which can make them inefficient. But how often does the filter need to be changed? Let’s take a look at filters and when they...

What is Radon and Why do we Test for it?

Radon testing is one of the key components of a home inspection, but what exactly is radon? And why is testing for its presence in your home so important? Let’s find out! What is Radon? Radon is a type of gas that was discovered in 1899. It is odorless,...

5 Common Issues with Town Homes

Townhouses and row homes are convenient for those who are looking to downsize from a large single-family home or expand their space from a cramped condo. Because of the way town homes are built, there are some inspection points you need to look out for when...