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How to Prepare Your Home for April Showers (and Beyond)

Everyone loves the warmer weather arriving – it’s finally time to head outside, light up the grill, and enjoy the great outdoors. However, spring and summer also bring the threat of the storm season. Being unprepared for thunderstorms and more can end up costing homeowners a lot of money. Check out our tips below to [...]

2016-04-20T09:29:58+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Prevention, Upkeep|0 Comments

8 Home Inspection Red Flags

As any experienced home buyer will tell you, every house has its issues. Whether it’s that room that’s not quite the right color, a window that needs re-caulking, or a backyard that requires some landscaping, there are frequently minor problems that you’ll want to address after the purchase goes through. However, there are some red [...]

2016-03-28T05:18:38+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Home Inspections|0 Comments

Mold and Your House: The Basics

Mold! It’s an issue that nobody really wants to talk about, but mold can have a huge impact on your home and quality of life. Beyond unpleasant appearances and odors, mold can cause a variety of health problems in your home, including allergies, rashes, fatigue, and in some extreme cases, even seizures. Although not all [...]

2016-03-04T08:41:03+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Prevention, Safety Hazards, Upkeep|0 Comments

Winter Weather Checklist

With winter in full swing, it’s important to know how to protect your home from the cold temperatures and winter storms ahead. As always, it’s much better to be prepared than to discover costly damage to your home when spring rolls around. Here’s a checklist to get you started! Check your chimney and fireplace. If [...]

2018-01-03T03:56:08+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Prevention, Safety Hazards, Upkeep|0 Comments

How To Avoid Holiday Hazards

While the holidays are a beautiful and festive time, they’re also a time of the year when many home accidents happen. In fact, the holiday season alone accounts for nearly 1/3 of all home fires, and they’re often the most severe. However, worry shouldn’t ruin the season for you. By following these safety tips, you [...]

2018-01-03T03:56:08+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Prevention, Safety Hazards|0 Comments

Should I test for radon during my home inspection?

Radon – most of us have heard of it but don’t necessarily know what it is. However, much like carbon monoxide and other potential home dangers, it’s important to have radon tests conducted, especially during a home inspection.   What exactly is radon? So first things first, what exactly is radon? Radon is a radioactive [...]

2018-01-03T03:56:08+00:00 November 24th, 2015|Home Inspections, Prevention, Safety Hazards|0 Comments

Fall Home Checklist

With fall finally here, everyone is feeling slightly festive. However, fall means a lot more for homeowners than pumpkins, football, and holidays. Now is the perfect time to give your home a once-over to avoid future costly inconveniences and home repairs as the cold weather hits. Take a look at the checklist below to get [...]

2018-01-03T03:56:08+00:00 October 17th, 2015|Prevention, Upkeep|0 Comments

5 Biggest Home Inspection Mistakes

Buying a home is a huge investment and can be overwhelming at times. Many first-time homebuyers aren’t familiar with the entire process, particularly the home inspection stage. While there’s a lot of information about home inspections out there, it can still be stressful to attempt to wade through. However, here are some of the biggest [...]

2015-09-30T17:04:21+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Home Inspections, Prevention|0 Comments

Carbon Monoxide: How to Protect Yourself

  Carbon monoxide. It’s a scary phrase that most of us know is bad news, but not everyone knows exactly what it is or how to detect it in their home. However, it’s important to be educated about this all-too-common problem and how a home inspector, like the ones here at J & J, can [...]

2018-01-03T03:56:08+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Home Inspections, Prevention, Safety Hazards|0 Comments

Should you get a Home Inspector Suggested by an Agent?

During the home-buying process, it’s crucial for a buyer to make sure the property is in excellent condition. The only way to do this is to hire a qualified home inspector to scrutinize the home for any issues. Many agents will recommend one or more inspectors to their buyers – however, buyers may have doubts [...]

2018-01-03T03:56:08+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Home Inspections, Selling|0 Comments