Carpet Beetles

From time to time, we find deferred maintenance properties that show carpet beetles in various parts of the home. Here’s an easy overview.

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What is a Flood-Damaged Home?

Inspectors should protect themselves and their clients from flooded and moisture-damaged homes. Read here to find out how.

Clean Thy Gutters

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Basement Bedroom Egress

Here’s a little post we did about basement bedrooms:

IAC2 Certification

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In addition to our many other certifications and honors, we recently received the Mold and general certifications from the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants. Check out our mold inspection guidelines at IAC2.org .

Allergens in the Home

We often tell clients and trainees, “Trust your nose.” If you like being in a home, it’s more likely to be safe. If you can’t stand the smell, it’s likely worth finding out why.

Allergens can be hidden, but often our sneezer finds them quickly. Those suffering from asthma also can sense air quality issues.

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Certified home inspectors and other indoor air quality consultants can help you determine if you need testing and/or repairs in your home.

Moisture Makers in the Home

Controlling moisture is the only way to control indoor mold growth, and controlling it also helps with pests and other issues.

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You may not know that the following activities and appliances add moisture to indoor air:

  • Running dishwasher
  • Drying firewood indoors
  • Standing water in the foundation/crawlspace area
  • Showering and running the tub
  • Humidifier use
  • Venting clothes dryer indoors

By watching your in-home use of these items, you can better monitor your indoor moisture.