New Inspection Options

By Jon Vacha

by Steve Vacha Like many, the home inspection industry was caught off guard by the pandemic and all that has transpired because of it. We did not have in place inspection as many options as we do now to help buyers and sellers due to lack of inventory and high demand from buyers. The Real…

Inspector Spotlight: Paul Pachunka

By Jon Vacha

Paul has been with Home Standards since 2016 and has quickly become a highly requested inspector. We asked Paul some questions – Tell us about your family – “My wife of 42 years and I have been blessed with two sons, daughter- in-law’s and so far three grandchildren, two of which are girls so it…

Home Inspection Procedures

By Jon Vacha

As we adapt and respond to calls by local and national governing bodies to curtail the spread of COVID -19 we are now adopting the following procedures for home and commercial inspections: – If inspectors have any symptoms such as a high temperature or coughing, the inspector will not report to the     inspection. –…

Information Only Inspection

By Jon Vacha

Light vs darkness – it is a theme repeated often.  If sales are about building relationships, guiding a client to make informed decisions is key. We all instinctively can tell when someone is open and honest and trying to supply us with the information we need.   If we ever sense manipulation, trust is typically lost.…

Flat Tires and Foundation Repair

By Jon Vacha

If you have a leaky tire, you might go to an auto-mechanic to get a repair. If that mechanic’s recommendation for repair is a new steel rim, a new axle and 4 new tires at a total cost of $4,000.00, would you think of getting a second opinion? I have inspected too many homes with…

Do You See What I See?

By Jon Vacha

I recently went an entire half of a work day not realizing my phone was still on airplane mode. I finished my inspection 20 minutes early and I had an overwhelming sense of clarity and focus with regard to that home inspection. I had not been distracted by emails about my schedule, texts from agents…

Ducts in a row

By Jon Vacha

In the photo there are two vent openings on the living room floor. One is a supply vent and one is a return vent. When vents like this are so close together they aren’t very efficient because they just cycle the air from one vent to another and not through the living space of the…