“There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it!”

We often call out issues or defects during a home inspection that lead us to recommend evaluation and repair by licensed contractors. But sometimes that contractor shows up and tells the owner or buyer, “There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this. The home inspector was paranoid.” Who’s right? The short answer is, both of us might […]

Whats So Special About My Electrical Panel ??

We never think about it. Yet it serves us every day.  It is the largest safety device in your home, but most do not appreciate what is does. It is your electrical service panel. It is the heart of the home electrical system and is in essence the heart of our modern lifestyle.  Every year […]

Brood II cicadas, a sound and sight to experience this summer.

Have you heard the buzz? There’s a lot of buzz, or talk, about a certain insect that shows up once in a long while but in such big numbers that it’s impossible to ignore. But there’s also a sound, a buzzing or whirring that might remind you of a grass trimmer. Yes, we are talking […]

Scott Adams on Green Building

Dilbert creator Scott Adams writes about his new house in the Wall Street Journal: The greenest home is the one you don’t build. If you really want to save the Earth, move in with another family and share a house that’s already built. Better yet, live in the forest and eat whatever the squirrels don’t […]

Garage Door Safety

Everyday items seem to get taken for granted too easily.  We push the button on the garage door remote from our car or inside the garage over and over without fully understanding just how complex and dangerous a garage door can be. After all, the garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in […]


Spring is the time to go out and evaluate how much work it is going to take to fix what the winter did. There is so much to look at. Is there any roof damage? What about the siding? And then there’s the real time consumer; the landscaping. It is important to keep the landscaping […]