Philadelphia's Home Inspection Blog

February 15, 2019

Before you pay that basement waterproofing company thousands - take a few minutes to think through the source of the moisture (gutters and grading) and treat the problem, not the symptoms!

January 22, 2019

When you're standing in 3 inches of water in your basement, gushing from your water heater, you may be a little less discerning

January 13, 2019

Did the person flipping your new home get permits? What is the risk of buying a home with unpermitted work?

December 12, 2018

In case you haven't noticed, it's cold.  Winter is here, and if you're like most people, you are probably more focused on cookies, presents, and holiday parties than you are home maintenance.  

It's ok - we here at Precision Home Inspection have you covered, a...

Last week I did an inspection for a client who was using Precision Home Inspection for the 2nd time in two weeks.  The first deal fell through, which isn't all that unusual after an inspection.  But in this case I knew that it could only mean one thing:...

You may (or may not) be aware of the constant refrain from home inspectors:  "A home inspection is NOT a guarantee!"

While this is still true - an inspection is a snapshot in time and can't predict the future, see through walls, or guarantee that things will always be w...

February 4, 2018

If you are a fan of This Is Us, and you have already seen the previews for tonight’s episode after the Super Bowl (GO EAGLES!!) – then you are probably already aware that the plot line will take a dark twist tonight.

A house fire is started by a faulty switch on a Crock...

January 22, 2018

As winter drags on , you may be noticing a drag on your checking account, too. 

With the mercury plunging, and energy costs holding steady, it's a safe bet that no matter what method you use to heat your home (electric, gas, oil, etc.) you will be paying a lot to heat...

January 15, 2018

 

It's REALLY, REALLY cold out there! 

And sometimes, that means that small gaps under the door or around windows can make it really, really cold inside, too.  Space heaters may seem like an easy an effective solution, but  - from a home inspector's perspective - this is...

January 16, 2017

Lately, about half of my clients are buying Philadelphia rowhomes.  For reasons that only Philly natives can understand, that makes me smile. 

I grew up in those rowhomes.  The first home I owned was a Philly rowhome.   My daughter's first steps were take...

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