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February 6, 2019

I recently did an inspection in Jefferson County, AL. This home was less than 10 years old but there were items that really seemed odd. While a home inspection is not a code inspection, there are times when an inspector has to wonder if permits were pulled when the hou...

January 21, 2019

You have a signed a contract and now it is time to get a home inspection. What does the home inspection encompass and what do you need to do? Let's answer some common questions.

What information should I have available when I call for an inspection?  You should have the...

July 31, 2018

Recently I inspected a home that had a problem like no other I had encountered before. The home was relatively new so I had hopes of a clean inspection with minimal problems. Things went well until I began checking electrical outlets. Every outlet I checked except for...

April 3, 2018

The crawlspace is the most difficult, most dangerous, most uncomfortable and most problem-ridden area of most homes. As a result it is my least favorite place to inspect. Home owners seldom go into their crawlspace so unknown problems lurk. 

Before I enter a crawlspace...

December 13, 2017

What are the most common problems that a home inspector finds in a kitchen? This blog details those that I have found in my experience.

November 20, 2017

Should a home buyer ever get an inspection before a contact has been signed? In most cases I would say no, but there are some special circumstances where an inspection before the contract has been signed is a good idea.

The first instance is if the house is being b...

November 9, 2017

How should a seller prepare for a home inspection? What does the home inspector do? The home inspector will test every system in your house. Make sure the inspector has access to all systems.

May 27, 2017

I am often asked "What is the most common problem you find?" That actually is an easy answer for me. In the Birmingham area, we get lots of rain. Where does thi

April 9, 2017

Last week I got myself into a "fine mess" and I didn't have Laurel to blame. (If that makes no sense to you, google "Laurel and Hardy"). I was in an upstairs master bathroom checking out the plumbing. There was a whirlpool tub so I had to let the water run so that it g...

April 1, 2017

It is appropriate that this blog is being written on April 1, because sometimes when looking for an attic entrance it feels like a joke is being played on me.

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What should a buyer expect during a home inspection?

January 21, 2019

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