How to Prevent Galvanic Corrosion

Galvanic corrosion is often a major concern anywhere pipes of dissimilar materials connect. I routinely see this visible in basements. It's important to educate homeowners and prospective home buyers on how to prevent galvanic corrosion. A simple preventive repair can [...]

January 13th, 2020|

Get a Sewer Inspection Before Buying an Older Home

Most first-time homebuyers know they should get a home inspection but sewer inspections are generally an after-thought. I try to educate my clients that this is one of the most important inspections a buyer of older homes can conduct. A [...]

December 20th, 2019|

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|