What Is Defensible Space?

What really is defensible space? Well, it can be defined as an area, or zone, around your house that will better protect you from naturally occurring fires, falling trees, or things that could potentially damage your house. The easiest way to think of this would be to...

Your Baby’s Crib – Is It Safe?

  So you have a little one in the family.... and of course, you would do anything to protect them. One of the things to check for is making sure that the crib your baby uses is safe for and secure for them as well. But what are you looking for? Any screws...

Inspection of the kitchen

It's good to be conscious of the proper functioning of the kitchen in your home, so that as a homeowner you can have in mind some common issues that we as home inspectors face in this area of the house.  The kitchen is a very important part of the home, and because...

Testing Your Well Water

Last month we discussed the different types of water sources available to us. Well water is one of those sources. What can we do to ensure that our well water is safe and healthy to drink? Home owners that use well water as their drinking...

Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From?

Having a water source that is reliable and safe to drink is a normal requirement for all mankind, and one most of us take for granted.  But do we even think of the source of our own water?  How safe is it? These are important questions to ask. ...

Reducing the noise in our home

With fall already here and the leaves falling, comes more work to be done on our yards and more machines to be used. Our family, and our neighbors, maybe using motorized equipment in order to clean up the yard and with this comes more noise and disturbance inside the...

Power Strip Safety

So many things in our home nowadays are electric, from kitchen appliances to iPads and phones, everything requires an electrical outlet. In many older homes, there are simply not enough outlets, so a power strip seems the obvious choice to keep up with the demand, but...

Could formaldehyde be found in your home?

The quality of the air we breathe in our home is always a concern, as its a place we want to feel relaxed and safe in. Depending on the cause, bad air quality can result in possible health issues, sometimes serious ones. One risk is the chemical formaldehyde. This is...