Thoughts on Entrepreneurship: My First Year

Some thoughts on what owning your own business is really like and what it's not like at all. At the beginning of 2015 a friend mentioned home inspection as a possible new career. I quickly blew it off, knowing that wasn't what i wanted to do but the idea kept popping...

How old are your appliances?

So often at an inspection, home inspectors find appliances that are decades old. The interesting thing is that there are average life spans for appliances but some last well beyond their average life spans.For instance, a few weeks ago, I saw a water heater that was...

Get your house ready!

Are you selling your house? Want to make sure the report is a little bit shorter? Want to make sure that the inspection goes a little bit faster? These are some things that you can do to make sure that happens!1. Exterior Doors - Make sure all of them are accessible,...

Do you have a Deck?!

Well May is Deck safety month so I wanted to take a few minutes and give you some information about decks. Unfortunately there are thousands and thousands of injuries from problems with decks every year!Let's consider a few things you should be aware of if you have a...

Got repairs or updates?

It is so easy to gloss over repairs or updates your house may have simply because you don't have the money to take care of them. The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) has a great program called the 203K. This handy program allows you to purchase or refinance and...

What to do when an earthquake hits

As I am sure you have felt, more and more earthquakes have been happening in the Oklahoma City Metro, especially Edmond. As a home inspector, one of the most important things we inspect is the foundation of a structure. If you didn't get last week's blog on...

Earthquakes and Foundations

I live in Edmond, OK and it seems that at least once a day we have an earthquake. Some are small and others feel much bigger. They are not tearing apart the house but I know they are affecting the house. I am sure many of you have concerns about how do all these...

New Home Buyer?

Did you recently or in the process of buying your first home? Do you have lots of questions? I know home buying can be scary and even overwhelming sometimes. It is important when looking for a home inspector to find someone who is capable and willing to walk you...

Winter Weather

Are you ready for the probable cold and wet winter that is headed our way? Here are some tips to help you stay safe this winter!