Robertson Home Inspection Blog

10 Signs of a Plumbing Problem in the Home

Plumbing problems may not always be noticeable, especially if you're not sure what you're looking for. Some issues can be major and others are an easy, do-it-yourself fix. Here are 10 signs of a plumbing problem at home. 1. Slow Drains are Signs of a Plumbing Problem...

5 Tips to Prevent Mold Growth in the Home

No homeowner wants to find mold in their home. The negative impact mold has on our health is well-documented. Mold can cause sickness in otherwise healthy people and worsen the symptoms of allergy and asthma sufferers. Because mold thrives in damp conditions, taking...

Home Maintenance Costs That May Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

There are lots of hidden costs that go along with home ownership. First-time homebuyers might be surprised by these home maintenance costs they'll encounter on their new property. The Price of Homeownership: Home Maintenance Costs First-time homeowners are used to...

Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have on Hand

Part of home ownership is keeping up with minor repairs and maintenance. Unless you plan on hiring someone for all of those small jobs around the house, you'll need a few tools to get them done yourself. Stock your toolbox with these basic tools every homeowner should...

The Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

A pre-listing inspection is a professional home inspection conducted before a house is offered for sale. An inspection is one of the best tools for selling a home at a fair, competitive price. Consider the benefits of a pre-listing inspection to pave the way for a...

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Whether this is the first time you've bought a home or the fifth, it can be an exhausting process. Real estate markets and practices vary between areas, leaving most buyers better off working with a professional. Here are 5 reasons why it’s a good idea to use a real...

How to Declutter Your Home: Six Easy Steps to Take

Everyone has rooms or closets that are cluttered and disorganized. In the bedroom, you might let clothes pile up on the floor. In the garage or attic, you may be storing items you've forgotten that you own. Clutter easily gets out of hand when you cannot find things...

4 Tips To Keep Your Home Safe When Leaving For the Holidays

During the holiday season, criminals know that many people leave their homes for several days. With vacant houses and presents everywhere, December is a prime time for burglaries to occur. Because of this, it’s important to take some extra precautions to keep your...

Infrared Thermal Imaging During Home Inspections

Thermal imaging is a technique that some home inspectors have started including with inspections. Infrared imaging is used by home inspectors to detect areas with uncharacteristically low temperatures or those with abnormally high thermal energy. Critical errors in...

Four Ways to Save Water at Home

If you are like many people who are searching for effective ways to save water at home, you may be motivated to do so for several reasons. There is a growing concern about the availability of fresh water on a global scale, so you may want to conserve water based on...