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The Top 20 Most Common Crawlspace Defects Found During Home Inspections

Having your home’s crawlspace area professionally inspected is a very critical component of responsible home maintenance and management. Here are the Top 20 most common defects found in a crawlspace: Mold, algae, or mildew growing on foundation walls Moisture seeping up from the ground into the crawlspace Flooding or standing water in the crawlspace Condensation […]

Foundation Crawlspace Inspection

Many of the home’s most critical mechanical and structural systems are located in the crawlspace area: Footings – Foundation Walls – Cripple Walls – Foundation Vents – Tier Support Systems – Sewer/Drainage Pipes – Water Delivery Pipes – Wall Seal Plates – Floor Joist & Subfloor Systems – Insulation – Electrical Lines – Cabling – […]

Indoor Air Quality & Mold Inspection

The average person in Southwest Georgia spends 90% of their time indoors, so the quality of your indoor air is of the utmost importance to your health. Identifying health effects caused from Mold Contamination/Exposure can become critical. We are here to assist you with testing if some or all of the symptoms exist around you.  […]

Hornets, Wasps, Yellow Jackets and Bees: How To Protect Your Home?

We routinely come across hornets, wasps, yellow jackets and occasionally – even bumblebees and honey bees during a home inspection. These insect nests are sometimes visible – but more than often – they can not be seen until you suddenly happen upon them. Opening a metal panel door, crawling into the attic or crawl space […]

The Top 20 Most Common Defects Found in Home Inspections?  

Do You Know the Top 20 Most Common Defects Found in Home Inspections in Southwest Georgia?            Not everyone knows the most common issues we see on a regular basis that show up as deficiencies in Home Inspections. Many of the issues could remedied with simple proactive maintenance – while some do require some level […]

Does Your Home Have Defective Roofing Shingles?

You would likely not even know it. However, If you have visible, non weather-related damage to your roof, you most likely have defective shingles. There are currently thousands of roofs with Atlas Chalet and CertainTeed shingles that are deteriorating at a much quicker pace than the industry standard. This is due to manufacturer defects. These […]

Are You and Your Family In Danger Of Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber mined from the earth. It is heat and chemical resistant and is easily formed into just about any shape or product. It was used in more than 3,000 different construction materials and manufactured products, including many found in residential homes. Typically – in residential settings these materials can […]

20 Things Home Sellers Do To Hide Issues During Home Inspections

For most of us our home may be the single largest investment we will ever make. So it makes sense to hire the very best home inspector you can find to make sure that you are do everything possible to ensure you’ll have all of the unbiased factual information you need to make an informed […]

Why It’s So Important to Change Your Air Filter

Air filters are a central, but often under-appreciated part of a central HVAC system. They don’t just filter out bits of pollen and dust that would otherwise circulate through the home and lower indoor air quality. They also provide a first line of defense against larger objects such as bits of loose insulation being pulled […]

How Long Does a Home Inspection Take?

Generally speaking, a detailed professional home inspection by a certified inspector will take anywhere from two to five hours to complete – if it is done correctly. During the home inspection your inspector should insect the following: Roof Attic Exterior & Grounds Windows Doors Driveway/Walkway Electrical System Plumbing System Central Air System Heating System Walls […]