Home Inspector Huntley IL Explains Bathroom Ventilation Importance

Posted on: February 3, 2010 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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I guess it is time to come out of the attic! I could probably write a few more posts up there, but I will save them for a later day. Right now we should discuss another place in your home that is affected by moisture – your bathroom. Moisture in the bathroom is an open invitation to mold, mildew, bacteria of all kinds and insects. It can be the cause of significant allergy and health problems, and can also cause structural damage to the home. To combat the moisture in your bathroom it is Continue Reading ...

Cleaning Moisture In The Attic With Home Inspectors Huntley IL Help

Posted on: January 27, 2010 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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Three posts in a row about the attic. That seems a little odd since most people have probably never even seen their attic. Maybe that is why it is important that we touch on some of the most common causes of attic moisture. Moisture in the attic can cause issues in your home that you don’t want to deal with if you don’t have to. The most common of these issues is mold, but there is also a possibility of stains, damage and leaks to the ceilings of rooms below the attic. Damage from both of Continue Reading ...

Considering Attic Repair With The Help Of Home Inspector Huntley IL

Posted on: January 20, 2010 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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Last week we talked about the importance of having insulation in your attic. This week we would like to discuss something totally different. Something you shouldn’t have in your attic. That something would be wildlife. Wildlife does not belong in your attic. Whether there are raccoons, opossum, squirrels, birds, bats or bees in your attic, they need to be permanently removed. Probably one of the most unnerving scenarios to have happen during a home inspection is to open the attic entrance Continue Reading ...

Importance Of Attic Insulation According To Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: January 13, 2010 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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The amount of insulation you have in your attic can have a direct impact on the amount of cash you pay to heat and cool your home. I don’t know about you, but I would rather spend my money on something fun! So how do you know if you have enough insulation in your attic? I could go into a lot of details with graphs and charts and talk about R-values and other technical terms, but what fun would that be? With the recent weather we have had in Northern Illinois, the easiest way to tell if you Continue Reading ...

Understanding Creosote With Home Inspectors Huntley IL Help

Posted on: January 6, 2010 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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When a wood fire burns, it releases unburned gases. These unburned gases tend to condensate on the chimney liner or flue tile and form a tarry or glazed substance called creosote. Creosote can become dangerous if it is allowed to accumulate in the chimney where it becomes a fuel source for a potential chimney fire. A chimney fire can occur when the built-up creosote is ignited by extreme heat from the fireplace. The March 1990 Home & Hearth Magazine puts this all in good perspective. Continue Reading ...

Home Inspector Huntley IL Found Some Issues

Posted on: December 30, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Don’t panic! There are very few houses that don’t have any issues. It all depends on what type of problem has been found and how serious it is. Even something that sounds very bad can be remedied. It is just a matter of prioritizing the list. There are four basic categories that most discrepancies fall into. Safety Structural High Dollar Repairs Maintenance Items The category the issue falls under usually determines what recommendation will be made by the inspector. If this Continue Reading ...

Should The Home Inspector Huntley IL I Choose Be Licensed

Posted on: December 23, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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The state of Illinois passed legislation to provide guidelines for the home inspection industry. The law states that “any person who performs an inspection on any two components of a home to facilitate the sale, lease or other conveyance of residential real property shall be licensed”. My intention is not to go through the law; I just wanted to make you aware of it. If you wish to read it, here is the link - Home Inspector Law. This law was put in place to protect the consumer. It is very Continue Reading ...

Why Do I Need Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: December 16, 2009 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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Many people think it is only beneficial to hire a professional home inspector when you are preparing to buy or sell a home. While those are excellent times to hire an inspector, a homeowner can greatly benefit from having a maintenance inspection performed on their home. A maintenance inspection is virtually the same inspection that is performed on a home before you purchase it. The biggest difference would be who is responsible to repair any issues that are found. Like I said, this Continue Reading ...

How Long Does Home Inspector Huntley IL Works?

Posted on: December 9, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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First of all, what is a typical inspection? To keep everything as simple as possible, our definition of a typical inspection is a 1500-2500sf home with a basement, 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, one furnace, one central air unit and one water heater. When scheduling an inspection like this, we recommend that our client be prepared to spend 2 ½ – 3 hours with us in the home. If you look back a few posts, you will see there is a lot to look at during an inspection. Obviously, the square Continue Reading ...

What Can Seller Do To Help Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: December 2, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for an inspection is make sure all areas of the home are easily accessed by the home inspector. Most insurance carriers, including ours, do not allow inspectors or their clients to move the occupant’s belongings. If the inspector cannot gain access to a particular area or system of the house, that portion of the inspection can not be performed. This generally makes home buyers uneasy because the inspector is not able to give them Continue Reading ...