Newsletters

03
Jan

By Jon Vacha Vice President, Home Standards Inspection Services EMAIL JON By being proactive and investing in a pre-listing inspection a seller can enjoy many benefits. The inspection can help the seller avoid surprises and identify and prioritize the list of concerns buyers will see or become aware of. But what about sellers who don’t necessarily want to know what is wrong with their house? The larger items found on a pre-listing inspection will ...

29
Dec
27
Dec

Going Where Most Buyers Don’t Go

By Steve Vacha President, Home Standards Inspection Services EMAIL STEVE   So, what is with this picture (to the right) I took recently at a home? Looks like a normal electrical panel with a screw driver sitting on top of it. I am told this very scenario killed a young man who was doing mission work at a church. A breaker went bad and he had ...

20
Dec

Disposable Cup Holders – by Jon Vacha

Disposable cup holders have other uses.  Actually no, no they don't...........

18
Dec

Hearth Protectors- Jon Vacha

These rubber or foam protective things are great. I definitely see their value having a baby who's try to pull herself up on stuff and tend to fall a bit

14
Dec

Outlet in Bondage – by Dave Six

Never seen it done this way, it looks more like it's being held hostage !

12
Dec

Creepy Man in the Basement- by Paul Pachunka

Things people store in there basement. It’s was freaky shining a flashlight on this before finding the light switch.

07
Dec

GFCI Outlets: The (Un)Shocking Story

  By Jon Vacha Vice President, Home Standards Inspection Services EMAIL JON   A GFCI outlet is an outlet with the little push button that you often find in bathrooms and kitchens. But why is there a push button and what the heck does “GFCI” mean? During inspection walkthroughs GFCI outlets are almost always discussed. Sometimes the GFCI outlets are not present where they should be, sometimes we just want to alert the buyer to ...

07
Dec

Irregular Spindles

Openings are wider than today’s standard!  Possibly not installed by a professional.

29
Nov

The Truth About Mold

  By Jon Vacha Vice President, Home Standards Inspection Services     Mold plays an important part in our ecosystem by breaking down and recycling material in nature. Unfortunately, mold can become troublesome when it is allowed to grow inside our homes. It is important to know where to look for mold so a problem can be identified – then, having the ability to clean up the mold and stop it from continuing to grow ...