News/ Blog

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!

15
Nov

Company Plumbing Inspections

We inspect plumbing.........well most plumbing!!!!

15
Nov

How Radon Mitigation Works

By Steve Vacha President, Home Standards Inspection Company Radon is a gas that is released from uranium that is found in shale rock deep in our soil. Radon gas has a radioactive charge to it. In the early days of recording levels of ...

24
Oct

Stair Safety is No Accident

It’s 20 degrees, dusk and the steps have snow and some ice. It’s times like this we all know how important a good solid hand rail is. In fact, for some of our older friends, steps can be treacherous even on normal days without a handrail. If there are three or more steps a handrail is needed ...