Friday, January 22, 2021

15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Ben Gromicko

The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.

2 Deadly Mistakes Every Home Buyer Should Avoid

Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it.

Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own homes.

Buying a home is the smartest financial decision you will ever make. In fact, most homeowners would be broke at retirement if it wasn’t for one saving grace — the equity in their homes. Furthermore, tax allowances favor home ownership.  

3 Reasons Your New Home Needs an Inspection

Minimum Code Inspections vs. AmeriSpec Home Inspections. 

Just because a newly built home looks flawless and fresh doesn’t mean there’s no chance problems aren’t lurking around corners and inside infrastructure, hiding from the untrained eye. That’s where AmeriSpec comes in.

Our inspectors reveal potential deficiencies in your home that are unsafe or can become costly. Seasoned by years of experience and countless successful inspections, we determine whether best practices were applied when your home is being built.

There are many reasons hiring an AmeriSpec expert to inspect your newly constructed home is a good idea. Scroll down and find out the top 3 that stand above the rest.


New Construction Home Inspections

Go beyond basic local code requirements. 

Assuming new construction homes don’t require professional inspections is a common misconception. In the past, new construction inspections have been solely handled by local code enforcement agencies. But as construction practices, materials and installation techniques have evolved over time, home inspection and safety experts now strongly urge new construction buyers and builders to partner with professional inspectors. 

AmeriSpec new construction inspectors can help uncover incorrect installations and safety concerns early on during the construction process and following construction completion. This results in what matters most, a better-built home.


Mold Inspections & Testing

The presence of mold in your home can impact your investment considerably. Even more importantly, unabated mold exposure over extended periods of time may result in serious adverse health effects. 

Partnering with a Home Solutions specialist to test for mold can help identify a mold issue before it gets out of hand, ultimately equipping you with the information you need to make informed investments and responsible residential decisions.