News/ Blog

20
Aug

What is Not Seen

Most buyers tend to spend most of their time looking at the interior of a house during a showing. Interior finishes and floorplans are most important in many peoples’ minds.  At times, harsh weather such as extreme heat, cold or rain and snow can keep people from spending too much time around the outside the house.  We home inspectors get ...

15
Jul

Inspectors with Knowledge

At Home Standards Inspection Services our goal is to provide the training to enable our inspectors to be the best in the area. This starts with on the job shadowing, and continues with cross training between inspectors and the sharing of information on a daily basis. We also belong to and are ...

15
Jun

Mold on Drywall- Tim Krof

On a 12-year-old house, this is the top of the drywall in the garage as seen from the attic getting condensation from the nail heads, which is dripping onto the drywall and causing small mold spots.

27
May

New Construction Inspections

Tim Krof Prior to becoming a home inspector I spent over 10 years working as a project manager for new construction homes. I know the pressure a builder can feel to complete the project on time. I also saw the stress a new build can put on a buyer. There’s no question that the housing market in our area is hot. It’s ...

01
Mar

by Steve Vacha President Email Steve   It is estimated that a normal house receives up to 4,000 electrical surges every year. Ever wonder why your dishwasher or microwave suddenly stopped working one day? Electrical surges may be the hidden culprit. My new home’s A/C unit had to be replaced three times in the first ...

27
Feb