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What Is Radon? Guide to Radon Testing and Abatement

If you’re planning to buy or sell a home, you need to know about radon testing. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that causes between 15,000 and 22,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. 10% of radon-related cancers occur in non-smokers. So what’s a homeowner to do? Knowledge is power. Here’s everything you need to know about radon. READ MORE

Pool Inspection: What Inspectors Check For and Cost

When buying or selling a home, you may have to deal with a pool inspection. Knowledge is power. Here’s everything you need to know about pool inspection. READ MORE

New Home Inspection: Do you need a Residential Inspection for your Newly Constructed Home?

Getting a home inspection for an older home has been standard practice. But even a newly built home can have issues that could be proactively addressed through a professional home inspection. Here’s everything you need to know about inspecting a newly constructed home. READ MORE

Water Quality Testing Guide: Cost, Checklist and More

Water quality is an important topic that most people fail to consider. Here's a primer on the conditions under which you should regularly test your water supply, and what such tests entails. READ MORE

Residential Home Inspection: Everything You Need to Know

Your home is likely your single largest investment. A home inspection is relatively inexpensive. From the foundation to the roof, and everything in between, including electrical wiring, plumbing, and HVAC equipment, a home inspector examines all aspects of a home and provides a detailed report. Read to learn how a residential home inspection prior to purchasing may reduce headache later. READ MORE

Tips for Sellers to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Going through the home selling process can be taxing. A home inspection is one of the important steps in the process. Many of the issues found in a home inspection can be addressed beforehand at little to no cost by the seller. The following is a checklist of major issues that a seller can address proactively in preparing their house for a residential home inspection. READ MORE

Leaking Roof: Primer on Finding and Fixing Roof Leaks

Roofs make up 40 percent of all water intrusion issues that occur in residential and commercial buildings causing significant damage. Here’s a primer on how to find and fix roof leaks. READ MORE

WIN Home Inspectors Have Training Beyond a Typical Home Inspection

Assessing the condition of a property is essential, but a WIN inspector has the necessary experience, knowledge and tools to perform an unbiased inspection and provide a fully comprehensive analysis. READ MORE

The Most Common Issues Found During a Home Buyer's Inspection

All of these issues are repairable and may not be a reason to stop the sale of a home. When in doubt, ask your inspector! READ MORE

Prepare Your Home for Extreme Cold Weather

Many US cities experience extreme cold weather during winter months and performing some basic maintenance can prevent costly damage, save energy and keep your home comfortable. READ MORE