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Common Mold Testing Questions and Answers Q: What is mold? A: Mold is a type of fungus that decomposes plant and animal matter in the environment. The fungus can grow almost anywhere that has moisture and organic material, such as on soil, in food, and on plants. Mold reproduces by generating spores, which can spread […]

The 10 Most Common Issues Found During a Home Inspection

While any home can have any issue under the right circumstances, there are a lot of common issues that you may see show up on your home inspection report. These issues are not always immediately serious, but definitely something to keep in mind for the future. Common issues that home inspectors see most often during […]

Why You Should Never Skip the Home Inspection Process

When you are shopping for a new home, it’s real easy to get caught up romanticizing over the esthetic features of a home – especially one you are seeing for the first time. You may start picturing yourself living there, figuring out where your furniture will fit, or you may be thinking about up-grades or […]

Should You Use Your Real Estate Agent’s Recommended Home Inspector?

One common question for home buyers is whether or not they should trust their real estate agent’s recommendations for a home inspector. Most buyers would probably like to think that all real estate agents are honest professionals who all follow a stringent set of professional ethics. In some cases, the answer is yes, you can […]

Never Forgo Your Home Inspection

In today’s competitive real-estate market it’s not uncommon to see a bidding frenzy for a single home. In this post pandemic market, the rate of home sales has sky rocketed. Buyers are often desperate to stand out from other buyers. Unfortunately, this insane market has also resulted in realtors spurring anxious and desperate buyers to […]

The Top 20 Home Inspection Crawlspace Defects

Having your home’s crawlspace area professionally inspected is a very critical component of responsible home maintenance and management. Here are the Top 20 home inspection crawlspace defects: 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 forming on walls, […]

Home Foundation Inspection

Many of your home’s most critical mechanical and structural systems may be located in the foundation/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 […]

Mold and Indoor Air Quality Inspection

The average person in Southwest Georgia spends 90% of their time indoors, so the quality of your home’s 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 your home if some or all of the symptoms […]

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 […]