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31
Jan
2018
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Is Stucco Rotting Your Home?

If you have a stucco on your home, your home may be rotting from the inside out! Specifically, the Exterior Insulating Finish System (EIFS) is causing significant concern in the resale housing market today.  Although newer EIFS systems have a built-in drainage system, older EIFS systems did not, which has created moisture and rotting issues […]
25
Jan
2018
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All Home Inspectors Are Not Equal!

Home Inspectors Are Not Equal!   Earlier this week, we performed a home inspection for a client buying a home. A few years earlier, the client had used another  home inspector and was clearly AMAZED at the Housebusters’ difference.   While the other inspector had provided a check-list type of report, Housebusters provided him with […]
23
Jan
2018
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When Is Mold A Problem?

When Is Mold a Problem? Since man has been on this earth, he has lived with mold.  Mold has always been found in man’s environment, in caves where man lived, in primitive structures, log cabins and probably even in the wagons that crossed America’s prairies. Mold is not a problem unless you’re allergic or if […]
15
Jan
2018
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What Type of Mold Do You Have Growing in Your Bedroom?

Does Your Home Have Mold? Mold. No word strikes more fear in today’s health-conscience homeowner or home buyer than hearing this four-letter word. The fact is that nearly every home in America has mold in one form or another growing inside the living area.  Mold can be found in moist bathrooms and even on older […]
2
Jan
2018
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Home Inspector: Trusted ‘Doctor’ for Your Home

Why is your home inspector like a trusted “doctor” for your home? I am very fortunate to have had quality medical care throughout my life. This has allowed me to remain very healthy and extremely active. I have sincerely appreciated the sound advice provided to me by experienced medical professionals, who not only accurately diagnosed […]
14
Dec
2017
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Do You Have A ‘Real’ Office?

Earlier this week, we were asked by a potential client, “Do you have a real office?” The client told us that after talking with us he actually drove by our office early one morning to ensure that we are a “real business.” After this question was asked, we realized that most home inspectors don’t have […]
4
Dec
2017
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Top 5 Issues Missed by Home Inspectors – Issue #5

This is the fifth in a series of articles examining the top five issues often overlooked by inexperienced home inspectors.  This week we discuss “Moisture Issues.”   Issue #5 – Moisture Issues Most home inspectors will quickly inspect crawl spaces and basements for standing water, but few will take the time and effort to perform […]
27
Nov
2017
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Top 5 Issues Missed by Home Inspectors – Issue #4

Of all the issues overlooked by inexperienced home inspectors, none creates more anxiety for homeowners and home buyers than “Foundation Issues.” Unfortunately, many home inspectors do not have the expertise to adequately and accurately identify or address foundation issues.   Issue #4 – Foundation Issues An inexperienced home inspector may completely overlook potentially serious foundation […]
20
Nov
2017
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Top 5 Issues Missed by Home Inspectors – Issue #3

This is the third in a series of articles addressing the top 5 issues many inexperienced home inspectors overlook when inspecting homes in our area.  This week’s topic is “Inadequate Attic Ventilation.”   Issue #3 – Inadequate Attic Insulation Even an inexperienced home inspector will find roofing leaks, but they may lack the experience or […]
13
Nov
2017
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Top 5 Issues Missed by Home Inspectors – Issue #2

During the past 27 years, I have performed over 20,000 inspections, taken hundreds of continuing education courses and have trained other home inspectors. That  extensive experience has provided me with the opportunity to see and understand issues that are often overlooked by inexperienced home inspectors — or those who simply haven’t had the training to […]