Should I have a Home Inspection?

Should I have a Home Inspection? Home Inspections are not only a smart choice but they could save you thousands of dollars! Most if not all realtors recommend having a Home Inspection. Home inspections are designed to provide a “snapshot” of your future homes condition. This includes but not limited to the roof, structure, electrical, Read More …

Water Heaters

I find problems with many of the Water Heaters during inspections.  The most common problems is that there is not a pan under the unit to capture potential leaks or the pressure relief line is not plumbed correctly.  Other problems range from bad/missing expansion tanks, loose vent stacks on gas units, improperly vented spaces for Read More …

Gas Fireplaces Things to Consider

Gas Fireplaces Things to Consider Many homes around Mobile are have gas fireplaces.  There are two common types in most homes. A non-vented gas fireplace A vented gas fireplace Non-Vented Gas Fireplace Non-vented gas fireplaces seem to be the most common in this area.  These units are typically used as a focal point in the Read More …

Home Inspection for Real Estate Investors

Home Inspection for Real Estate Investors Real Estate Investors always want a house for a cheap price? Well, it comes with a price.  And that price is repairs.  Recently I have had some inspections where my client is looking for a cheap house and then seem upset that the home has a lot of issues.  Read More …

Mobile Alabama Home Inspection Tips

Should the Client be Present During a Home Inspection? Should you (the client) be present during the home inspection? Being a home inspector I speak with a lot of people, some are my clients and others are the realtors.  I have heard a lot of different opinions on this subject. The realtors typically tell the Read More …

Do You Need An Attic Inspection

Benefits of an Attic Inspection Ask any home inspector in the south (especially Mobile Alabama) what their most dreaded part of the job is during the summer, I’m sure most of them will say the attic.  Why you may ask?  Well for one reason it’s usually 120+ degrees up there and almost every time you Read More …

How to Prevent Roof Damage

Steps to take to prevent a leaking roof. Did you know that tree limbs hanging over a roof is one of the biggest reasons for leaks in a home? The odds of having a roof leak by allowing tree limbs to grow over your roof or debris to build up on your roof is increased Read More …

Roof Inspection Checklist

Have you had your roof inspection completed? As a home inspector you must know many different aspects of a home, how it should work, and how it should be constructed.  Here in the south (especially Mobile Alabama), the roof of a home takes a lot of punishment from freezing weather, hurricanes, hail, rain, and extremely Read More …