Is my chimney earthquake proof?

We are all to aware here in California that earthquakes arrive without notice and bring with them a lot of destruction. How can you make sure your chimney would be safe in an earthquake? Did you know that your chimney doesn't just fall on the exterior of the home, but...

What To Do After Your Home Inspection

So you had a home inspection and now you have moved into your new home - congratulations! This is an exciting time. But during the transaction, you likely had a lot of guidance. You had agents, home inspectors, and others there right on hand to ask questions and to...

Important Aspects To Check On A Sump Pump

A sump pump is an important part of a home inspection. It is the first line of defense against moisture in a basement or crawlspace. So what are some important things to inspect on a sump pump? Check Valve - With the same diameter as the discharge pipe, this should be...

Drilled Wells

Many people have drilled wells, and they are common to see on a home inspection. But how do they work and what are some things to look out for? With a drilled well, they will normally go between 100-400 feet into the bedrock. Commonly called ‘ledge’, this bedrock will...

How Much Power is Enough?

How much amperage does your home need? That is a question that many home inspection clients ask us. But unfortunately it is a question that only you can answer. There are rules of thumb, speculative family usage, and all sorts of charts. But when it comes down to it,...