How to Avoid Overloaded Circuits with Christmas Lights

If your goal is to take your holiday lights display to the next level, you might want to consider the risks involved with an overloaded circuit. It’s unlikely you’ll cause a blackout to your entire city. However, you certainly can [...]

November 19th, 2019|

Water and Your Masonry Chimney

The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted parts of a home. We don’t pay it much attention but masonry chimney defects are frequently flagged in my inspections. Regular chimney maintenance is essential to prevent damage, deterioration, and future high-cost [...]

November 11th, 2019|

House Hunting? Check Out These 7 Areas Before You Make an Offer

I don’t like to see clients spend money on a home inspection and quickly realize they should never have made an offer in the first place. Find the right house, THEN invest the money to make a deep-dive home inspection [...]

October 29th, 2019|

Why Your Home Needs Egress Windows

In recent weeks I’ve inspected several homes with egress window deficiencies. This is fairly common in older Twin Cities’ homes. They were built long before there were any egress window requirements. People often assume that their property is “grandfathered-in”. The [...]

October 14th, 2019|

Selling Your Home? 10 Tips to Prepare for Your Home Inspection

People often ask what they should do to get ready for their home inspection. Taking a few thoughtful steps can certainly speed up the sale and your home inspection will go more smoothly with fewer concerns to delay closing. Here’s [...]

October 4th, 2019|