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This is what some of our clients have to say "What impressed me about Jeff was how he actually enjoyed having us, his clients, there on sight with him. He carefully and patiently taught us the basics of what we needed to know about simple things, such as using a well, and septic system, etc. Ever...
02/18/2009
Onlot System Operation and Maintenance (Homeowner's Guide)   The best designed and properly installed onlot sewage disposal system will still malfunction if the homeowner does not properly operate and maintain the sytem. In addition to requiring costly repairs, malfunctioning systems can contamin...
02/18/2009
Septic System Inspection   A load and dye test is the most common test requested, however, it is a limited and unreliable method of testing the septic system. We do a more thorough and comprehensive inspection of the septic system.  Beware of inspectors who offer to flush dye down the toilet.  Th...
02/18/2009
Home Inspection A home inspection includes the non-invasive inspection of the exterior of the home, grounds, roof, foundation, basement, crawlspace, heating & cooling systems, electrical system, plumbing, attic, doors, windows, interior, insulation and more. Our inspections will take from 3-5 hou...
02/18/2009
Over the past few months, owners of newer homes nationwide have been complaining of drywall that smells like rotten eggs. In several cases, they have had to leave their home because the smell was so bad. In addition to the putrid smell, many homeowners have reported problems with air conditioning...
02/18/2009
Don't think that new construction means zero problems. As a matter of fact it is sometimes the opposite due to deadlines not being met and miscommunication between the buyer and the builder. In addition, there are other issues that occur as you can see by the photos below. Not all problems are ca...
02/18/2009
This is always a hot topic and a concern for most buyers.  I do not do airborne mold testing, I refer clients to professionals who do testing for a living and have degrees in this area and are nationally certified as a laboratory.  Most home inspectors simply buy a $300. kit, take a 4 hour course...
02/18/2009
Whenever you are calling to schedule or price a septic inspection the most important question to ask the inspector is "What kind of septic inspection do you perform?".  If you hear "dye test" then it is time to move on to another inspector. A dye test is exactly that, a test to confirm that two p...
02/18/2009
Whether you are buying a home in Blakeslee, Dingmans Ferry, Scranton, Pittston or anywhere in NEPA, you know the process can be stressful.  A home inspection is designed to educate you, but often creates stress.  You will need to absorb a lot of information in a short period of time.  This includ...
02/18/2009
Some basic information about the process for determining the type of septic system. The perc test results and the number of bedrooms will determine the square footage and height of the elevated sand mound unless you had a picture perfect perc test and are allowed a conventional "in ground" gravit...
02/01/2009
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