Helpful Tips – Home Inspection and Homeowner Resources

Advice for Homeowners

  • Prevent Frozen Pipes – Disconnect Outside Hoses

    We interrupt this fall broadcast to bring you an important message! You are no doubt enjoying this gorgeous autumn - a season when nature shows off its splendor. If you're like many of us, you are probably daydreaming about some of the many activities we Alaskans enjoy in the fall. Moose hunting. Berry Picking. Those last few hikes up our favorite …

  • How to Avoid Water in Your Crawlspace

    September is a rainy month in Anchorage, Alaska. As a Home Inspector, I have been privy to a number of problems that rain can generate in Anchorage homes. One of the major causes of concern that often goes unnoticed is the excess water that can accumulate in crawlspaces. Although standing water generally does not affect a structure, it can quickly develop into …

For Your Reference

  • Codebooks and Regulations – For Your Reference

    You love dry and tedious technical manuals, right? I bet you just can't wait to dive into these resources. Are you day-dreaming right now about spending a relaxing evening, nestled in your favorite armchair, and pouring over dusty volumes of numbers and stats? What? You don't like boring codebooks? Really. I had no idea. Well, then what are you doing on this …

Home Inspection Tips

  • Should I Bring My Family to a Home Inspection?

    An important factor it consider is that home inspectors and real estate professionals must adhere to a strict code of ethics in order for the sale process to benefit everyone. The home inspector may be liable for any damages, mishaps or safety concerns that may occur on a property when it is inspected. It is not advisable to bring anyone to …

  • Home Inspection Etiquette

    We have permission from the property owner to enter their property and do our work with the understanding that we will be considerate. The following guidelines are expected to be followed by all parties concerned. (This information was provided as a directive from Bev Rude at the Alaska multiple Listing service. She referenced the NAR’s Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual.)     Guidelines …