Entries by Eric Harmon

Roof inspections after a storm

After the Storm: The Vital Role of Roof Inspections When a powerful storm passes through, one of the most vulnerable parts of your home is your roof. Heavy rains, strong winds, and even hail can take a toll on its structural integrity. After the storm subsides, it’s crucial to conduct a thorough roof inspection to […]

Top Five pre-listing tips for 2022

Get a pre-listing inspection.  A pre-listing inspection by a certified home inspector is designed to catch everything the buyer’s inspector will be looking for, and I highly recommend you get one before you sell your home. In bringing in your own inspector before listing your home for sale, you can learn about the condition of […]

Foundation Cracks in Raised Foundations

  Why do foundations crack?   In our local area, we have a lot of older homes that were built upon a poured concrete raised foundation, and finding foundation cracks is a common occurrence. These older foundations crack primarily because of moisture sitting at the foundation over a long period of time. Most foundation movement […]

Benefits of ERMI testing

ERMI testing is a DNA test method developed by the EPA to determine the relative mold burden of home in the United States. ERMI stands for Environmental Relative Moldiness index. The EPA surveyed 1,079 home across the United States for 36 different types of mold and analyzed the mold burden of those homes with the […]

All about Sewer Scope Inspections

A Sewer Scope Inspection inspects the sewer line that is between the home and the city main line under the street. A special camera system that uses a waterproof camera on the end of a long flexible fiber optic cable is fed through the line from an accessible cleanout location to determine the pipe material […]

What to expect at your home inspection

Congratulations, you’ve just scheduled a home inspection! If you are reading this because you have chosen me as your home inspector, I’d like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you. The home inspection is just one step of many in the escrow process, but it’s a critical one! Chances are you only saw […]

What is an AFCI breaker and how does it work.

  AFCI circuit breakers monitor their respective electrical circuits for problems that could cause a spark. They sound a lot like their cousins called GFCI breakers. However, they work differently. GFCI breakers protect the home occupants from accidental shock, whereas an AFCI breaker protects against sparks and fires.  AFCI circuit breakers use advanced electronics to “sense” normal conditions and for dangerous situations. […]