Are Drones or Pole Cameras the Best Approach for a Roof Inspection?
When it comes to home inspections, the roof is an essential component. It protects the home, keeps out the elements, and helps save energy. However, many roofs aren’t very accessible, which is why some inspectors assess what they can from the ground. At The Real Estate Inspection Company, we believe thorough inspections include roofs. That […]
Energy Efficiency: Rising Energy Costs Will Impact Consumers
Analysts anticipate rising energy prices this winter and in 2022. Consequently, consumers will see both oil and natural gas costs increase in the coming months. Therefore, homeowners who review their property’s energy efficiency are wise, especially when considering selling a home. In this article, The Real Estate Inspection Company reviews possible energy inefficiencies so that […]
How Thermal Imaging Supports Home Inspections & Spots Issues
General home inspections identify active and emerging residential property issues. At The Real Estate Inspection Company, we use state-of-the-art equipment including FLIR® infrared thermal cameras to detect thermal energy during a home inspection that can point out a number of potential problems that otherwise could be missed.
4 Home Inspection Mistakes San Diego Homebuyers Make
Homebuying is part of the American dream. In fact, it’s the main way many people build wealth. First-time homebuyers contend with both excitement and anxiety during the process. The Real Estate Inspection Company wants the home buying experience to be a positive one. That’s why we’ve put together this list of home inspection mistakes to […]
Why Did My 1980s Slab Crack?
Few things are more concerning than pulling up the old carpet in a house you just bought and seeing a crack in the concrete slab. This issue is quite common in older homes and the attached driveways. It is often due to the poor construction methods used at the time. Here’s why. All concrete slabs […]
Who is responsible for identifying rodents?
The answer may surprise you… A common source of problems after the close of escrow can be the presence of rodents. Significant lawsuits have been filed over contaminated attics and ducts. So who should be identifying rodents in a home during the contingency period? This is a gray area that needs to be discussed to […]
High Water Pressure can Cost You Money
Optimizing Your Irrigation System Can Save You Money As the weather warms up, your water usage increases due to more frequent irrigation. Unfortunately, much of the water used for irrigation is wasted in the form of over-spray. With water rates sky-rocketing, controlling waste is perhaps the easiest adjustment you can make to save money. The […]
Nearly 1 in 10 Homeowners Will Experience This Costly Repair
Damage From a Water Leak Can Cost As Much As The Average Luxury Car Whether it’s a fire, plumbing flood, or burglary, you probably have insurance to cover your losses. But simply having your stuff replaced doesn’t account for the turmoil or disruption that one of these disasters causes. Water damage repairs cost an average […]
Do you know someone whose house has flooded?
Almost everyone has either had a flood or knows someone who has. Did you know that sewage backups are not covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies? Or if they are, coverage may be limited to a few thousand dollars. That’s because sewage backups are considered “external” rather than “Internal” events – like a flood due […]
Home Inspections Can Save Home Buyers A Lot of Money
The fastest return on your real estate investment… It is often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is particularly true when buying a house. Even though most houses in California are sold “as-is”, we feel that a buyer still deserves to know what condition the house is in, […]