Checking The Walls Of Your New Home

If you are looking at a home that you are thinking of buying, it’s important not to disregard the condition and various features of the interior walls.  By taking a closer look, you could notice potential concerns along with features that could add a lot of...

Lead In The Home

Are you living in an older home? Do you wonder if lead could be present in it? We have all heard about how bad lead exposure is to health, especially for babies and small children. Should you be concerned? If lead is found in your home, how big of a problem is it?...

Homes With Previous Fire History

Here at Garette Wayne, we know that buying a home is a huge commitment. How can you be sure that you are buying a home with no hidden problems? What about if you are looking at a house with a previous history of fire? Maybe after looking at it, it doesn’t look like...

Reminders About Electrical Safety

This is a time of year when many people probably use a lot more electricity, meaning that they will come into contact with many electrical items. We thought it would be appropriate then to present a few reminders on being safety conscious around such items. Here are a...

Keep an eye on your bathroom ceiling

One area where we see a common problem is the bathroom ceiling.  While we conduct our inspection it’s something that we always look for, what is it? We look for stains around the bath fan on the ceiling.  This could be a sign that there is a leaky roof but it’s...

Home Inspections… What Do They Cost?

If you are buying a home, you are no doubt aware of the need to have a home inspection done. With all the costs and fees you encounter with the buying and selling process, you may be wondering what you can expect to pay when it comes to the home inspection....

Keeping Your Toilet In Good Working Order

It may seem like an odd fact but were you aware that the average person uses the toilet about 2,500 times a year? That’s a great deal of time spent on something we don’t give a second thought to most of the time. Nearly everyone has at least one bathroom...

Does Moss on a roof cause damage?

This question could be on your mind since moss is something that usually grows under moist conditions and in a spot on your roof that doesn’t get a lot of sunlight. Trees shading areas of a home is a common area to see moss on the roof. However, the topic of...

How to prevent water from entering my basement

Water damage and moisture is a big issue with basements and no doubt if you have one, you’ve thought about whether water is getting in your basement or not. One of the best ways to prevent water damage in basements is to redirect the water around the foundation...

Why should my home be tested for Radon?

When buying a home, it is important to make sure that a radon test has been performed. A certified home inspector usually does this as part of the seller’s home inspection. You might ask yourself, though, what exactly is Radon? How dangerous is it? How common is...