7 Essential Home Maintenance Projects to Schedule Today

As home inspectors, we’ve seen it all. We’ve seen the damage that failing to perform even simple routine maintenance tasks can do, often leading homeowners to unnecessarily expensive repairs or replacement. Here are 7 home maintenance projects to schedule today to save yourself from pricey repairs tomorrow: Drain the Sediment from Your Water Heater Over […]

Why We Go Above Minimum Requirements for State Continuing Education Courses

To be a licensed home inspector in Maryland, we are required to obtain a minimum of 15 continuing education credits per year in state-approved classes. Inspections by Bob believes that a good home inspector needs to surpass this required minimum, to increase education in subjects that ultimately benefit our home inspection business and the lives […]

Do Tankless Water Heaters Save Money?

Is it time to replace your water heater? If so, you may be considering going tankless. They’re becoming very popular, since they’re only using energy when there is a demand for hot water. But is it the best choice? Popular in Europe Tankless point-of-use water heaters have been in use in Europe for years. It’s […]

Don’t let your landscaping eat your house

Everyone loves beautiful landscaping. It can enhance the “curb appeal” of a home, provide color and shade, and could even provide nectar and berries for local wildlife. However, if it gets too close to the home’s exterior, it can become a highway for water and bugs, and can lead to decay and damage to the […]

The snow will melt; check your sump pump

Learn about Sump Pumps from our Home Inspectors We’re having a pretty snowy start to March, but temperatures are forecast to rise next week, so that can mean flooding problems. If your home has a sump pump, now would be a very good time to test it and make sure it’s operating properly. Otherwise, you […]

Finding the right professional

Home inspectors are generalists: we know a lot about various different systems in the home, but we are not specialists. During our home inspections, we often find issues that need to be addressed by professionals who have specialized knowledge about a particular element in the home. The trick is knowing what type of specialist to […]