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?

    Of course, your family is important! They will be spending a lot of time with you in your new residence and their opinions are helpful and significant for your decision making process. That being said, consider that this home you are inspecting is currently not your home – it belongs to the Seller until you make the purchase. Ask yourself this …

  • Home Inspection Etiquette

    Remember that kindergarten teacher? The one who looked down at you through her glasses and commanded respect? You know, the one who taught you about how caring is sharing and respect for others’ belongings and all that. Remember how she made you get along with others, even if you didn’t like them very much? And how she seemed stern, but she …