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The Top 20 Home Defects Found During 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 […]

Is There Asbestos In Your Home? Is Your Family Safe?

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 […]

Should I Get An Indoor Air Quality Inspection?

In today’s environment where we are concerned about traveling out in public and the innate risk that brings, knowing what quality your air is in your home is even more important and critical than ever. You want to make sure that your home environment is as safe and secure as possible for you and your […]

Important Clothes Dryer Maintenance & Safety Tips

One major area of homeowner awareness that normally does not receive a great deal of attention is the importance of proper maintenance of your clothes dryer. Properly maintained clothes dryers can provide years of safe efficient service. However, un-maintained clothes dryers are not only a major energy waste but are a major source of house […]

What To Expect From Your Home Inspection

So, the seller has accepted your offer – but before the purchase is complete – you need to hire your own home inspector. To provide enough time for additional inspections or contingency negotiations with the seller, you’ll want to schedule a home inspection as soon as possible once you’re under contract. A professional home inspection […]

What Household Appliances Get Inspected During A Home Inspection?

In addition to the homes’ major structure areas and major systems, a professional certified home inspector is going to take an in depth look at the kitchen area in general, which contains the household appliances within the home. In addition to the kitchen cabinets and counter top areas, household appliances need inspecting because they can […]