News/ Blog

Our Monthly Newsletter is featured in Focus Magazine.

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. ...

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 ...

27
Nov

The Use of Tempered Glass

Windows at bottom of stairs ,within 18" of floor and next to entry doors needs to be tempered glass  when installed or replaced.   This new construction was not tempered glass.

22
Nov

Seller’s Block

By Steve Vacha President, Home Standards Inspection Company   Many of us grow to be very emotionally connected to our homes. They are where we find comfort and rest. Even the inadequacies or deferred repairs often become normal to us, (especially to some of us males). When it comes time to sell however, ...

17
Nov

Unsafe Steps…….

Doggy door landing steps.  No hand , I mean paw railing!