Does My New House Require An Inspection?

​This is a question that home inspectors can hear a lot.  If you are buying a brand-new home, you might be wondering the same thing, after all, the home has just been built and has never been lived in so what’s the point of having it inspected? The reasons for doing...

Smoke Detectors…Why So Important?

​We are given many reminders on how important it is to frequently test the batteries in your smoke detector but, what else should we know about these life saving devices?  For example, how many should there be in a home? And what is the best position to place...

Ways You Can Assist Your Home Inspector

​If you have your home on the market, you will know how much work this entails, but, you also know, that it will be worth it in order to get the best price for your home.  You will, no doubt, then want the home inspection to go as smoothly and efficiently as...

Pest Control…..Ultrasonic Pest Repellents

​Most households have to cope with unwanted pests in their homes which means they need to find an easy way of getting rid of them.  There are a lot of different types of pest repellent available nowadays, so, which kind will be right for you? Perhaps you’ve considered...

Bellevue Pre-listing Home Inspections

​Selling your home is a big step and can also be a very stressful one.  You will want to do everything you can to get your home in shape so that you can achieve the best price for it.  As you will be very well aware, a potential buyer will have a home inspection...

Keeping A Staircase From Becoming A Hazard

​If you live in a multistory home, going up and down the stairs will not be something you think twice about, but stairs are responsible for many of the accidents that occur in the home.  Those especially vulnerable are the elderly, handicapped or young children, even...

Buying “As Is”…..A Sensible Choice?

​Is buying a property listed “as is” a sensible choice?  Before we respond to that question, let’s consider why sellers decide to sell a home “as is”.  Much of the time it’s because they don’t wish to go through the bother of doing it up just to sell. Another reason...

How Long Will My Home Inspection Last?

Are you about to purchase a home and need to schedule a home inspection? You may have a few questions you’d like answers to beforehand.  A couple of questions you might have are: How long does it take to have the home inspection performed? And should you be present...

Effectively Selling Your Own Home

Have you decided to put your own home on the market? Whether the reason to do it without the use of a real estate agent is to save money or to simply be more in control, what are some things you can do to make a success of it?Good preparation is the key.  You will...

Automatic Garage Door Check

We know how vital safety in the home is, but were you aware that every year countless injuries are caused by improperly maintained automatic garage doors? It’s a good idea, then, to have a check of these doors periodically to ensure they are working correctly. ...