Home Inspections

How Important is a Basement Escape Window or Ladder?

By |2024-06-20T08:59:21-05:00June 20th, 2024|Architecture, Home Inspections|

Did you know that having a safe and accessible escape route from your basement could be a lifesaver in an emergency? A basement escape system like a window or ladder is critical to home safety – but they're often overlooked. Beyond an escape route, these features come with several other benefits to a home. In

Unveiling A Hidden Health Risk: The Importance Of Professional Mold Inspections

By |2024-07-01T14:59:13-05:00September 22nd, 2023|Home Inspections|

Mold is a silent intruder that can creep into your home, often undetected, until it becomes a severe problem. While it may seem harmless initially, mold can lead to many health issues for you and your loved ones. From respiratory problems to allergic reactions, mold is a force to be reckoned with, and it thrives in dark, damp, and hidden places within your home.

Spring Maintenance from FYI Home Inspection Guy

By |2021-05-22T20:39:33-05:00March 29th, 2021|Home Inspections, Home Maintenance|

Spring is finally here! Out with the cold and ice and in with warm and rain! Here are Jeff, the FYI home inspection guy's tips on some spring maintenance! Check for damage to your roof. No matter what type of material your roof is, begin any inspection by examining the exterior. You can get an

Mice, the unwanted house guest

By |2021-05-22T20:29:31-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Home Inspections, Home Maintenance|

Mice: our favorite furry, unwanted guests. We see the tell “tail” signs of a problem: droppings, gnawed holes in bags and walls, unidentifiable scratching noises, and your pet is not happy. Each winter, over 21 million homes in the US are invaded by the little visitors. Jeff, the FYI home inspection guy, is here to give

Getting to Know Your Home- Carpet!

By |2021-05-22T21:30:23-05:00January 24th, 2021|Home Inspections, Home Maintenance|

Carpet makes the home feel cozy and is a great noise insulator. It can be hard to know when to replace them or what you can do to make them last just a little bit longer. Let’s look at Jeff, the FYI home inspection guy’s tips about carpets and how to maintain them.  There is

Driveway Ice Removal Tips

By |2021-05-22T21:18:05-05:00January 1st, 2021|Home Inspections, Home Maintenance|

Let's give a big welcome to the snow! It's finally here. But unless you're an ice skater, you probably don't like sliding down the driveway. Here are Jeff, the FYI Home Inspection Guy's tips on driveway ice removal! Deicers Rock salt- Salt lowers the freezing point of water, and it is spread on roads to

Getting to know your home- Outlets!

By |2021-05-22T20:49:54-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Home Inspections, Home Maintenance|

We all know how important electricity is in our homes. Electrical outlets are used to plug portable appliances, lights, heaters, etc. Without these, our homes would not be nearly as comfortable. Jeff, the FYI home inspection guy, has been a licensed electrician for over 20 years, and he wanted to share some top issues he has

Getting to Know the Home Heating System

By |2021-05-22T21:12:16-05:00December 13th, 2020|Home Inspections, Home Maintenance|

As we are settling into the cold weather, have you ever wondered how the heating system works? Jeff, our FYI Home Inspection Guy, is here to give the inside scoop on how the system works and common issues he finds while on an inspection.  The goal of a heating system is to generate and distribute

New Home? Here are some set-up suggestions!

By |2021-05-22T21:08:24-05:00December 6th, 2020|Home Inspections, Home Maintenance|

You bought a new home! Congratulations! Now comes the fun part, getting your home set-up with upgraded safety features and improvements recommended by your home inspector! Here are Jeff, the FYI home inspection guy's top suggestions. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors- Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years. As it can be hard to