Negotiating After Your Infrared Home Inspection

One of the most important reasons for having a home inspection of any kind is to discover the true condition of the home through a trained third-party. An independent home inspector gives the buyer the information they need to evaluate potential defects and deferred maintenance on the home they are purchasing before the sale is … Continued

Are We Weird for Wanting an Infrared Home Inspection?

If we’re weird for wanting homeowners and homebuyers to have a greater level of trust that their home is safe, comfortable, and well constructed, well then OK we’re weird. We’ve been in the business of home inspection for a long time, and we’ve seen the business grow in reputation but it irks us when we … Continued

Choose the Non-Destructive Way to Investigate your Home’s Problems

When your home has a problem, and you need it fixed quickly, the first step is to discover the source of the problem. Sometimes the discovery of the source is pretty quick and simple, but in other cases learning what is causing the problem seems more like a guessing game. If you have called contractors … Continued

Top 3 Things that Go Wrong with a Radiant Heat Floor

Almost no one can resist the temptation to walk barefoot on a heated floor. Invented by those savvy ancient Romans (who installed slaves to fan wood-burning fires under elevated marble floors) radiant heat flooring is a heating system that is installed under the floors of your home. It conducts heat through the floor surface rather … Continued

Identify Your Home’s Top Danger Zones

While a house fire is one of the costliest disasters that can strike your home, the water damage caused by leaks or hidden plumbing problems are the most frequent reasons for home insurance claims. Identifying your home’s top danger zones is important to having a plan to fix them and ward off catastrophes. 1. Unattended … Continued

5 Steps to Prepare for DIY Exterior Home Painting

As much as your home’s exterior paint job is about the aesthetics, it is also about giving your home a protective barrier against the damaging elements of sun, wind, water, and more. Most people wait until warmer weather to paint the exterior of their homes, so many of you may be preparing your home for … Continued

4 Surprising Ways an Infrared Home Inspection is Different

While an infrared camera is one of the coolest home inspection toys around – used for all sorts of weird uses like busting the dog for sleeping on the couch (no kidding!) – it is a highly technical (and expensive) device that makes a big difference when applied to home inspections. The most obvious use … Continued

Flood Damage Discovery Prior to Selling your Home

Heavy storms caused a lot of flooding this spring – one of the largest floods in Illinois history in fact. As Illinois residents watched the water recede and began the cleanup effort, many have also decided to sell their homes. When your selling a home, it’s critical to handle your disclosures correctly to prevent later … Continued

Pre-listing Infrared Home Inspection

Why You Should do a Pre-listing Infrared Home Inspection

The advantage of infrared for home inspections is something we really believe in here and the fact is, the use of infrared for home inspections is growing increasingly popular. So, why should you do a pre-listing infrared home inspection – that is, prior to listing your home for sale? The current inventory of homes on … Continued

Infrared for home electrical inspections

Why Infrared is Great for Home Electrical Inspections

While the advantage of infrared (IR) imaging in the home inspection process is clear, infrared has particular advantages when it comes to inspecting electrical systems. Because the components of a home electrical system almost always overheat prior to failing, and you can only really identify the overheating with an infrared camera, infrared is key to … Continued