Common Defects With Cribs

Keeping their child safe is the most important thing in the life of a parent. Babies are a top priority when it comes to safety. What are some of the most common defects parents should look out for when it comes to their child’s crib? Ensure that the crib...

A Home Inspection…. Is It Really Necessary?

When it comes to the buying or selling a house, do you wonder who you can trust to give you correct and honest information?  The whole moving process can be a little challenging and stressful to say the least.  This video highlights the reasons why a home inspection...

A guide to Trampolines

So many children (and maybe adults) love having a trampoline in their own back yard. Trampolines can be a lot of fun and good exercise, but can also be extremely dangerous and cause injuries if not used safely Keep this in mind: In order to stay as safe as possible...

Is my chimney earthquake proof?

Earthquakes arrive without notice and bring with them a lot of destruction.  Here in California, we are no strangers to the threat of an earthquake, so how can you make sure your chimney would be safe in an earthquake? Did you know?  Your chimney doesn’t just...

Should I install Anti-Scald Valves?

We have all experienced that annoying burst of hot or cold water in the shower when someone else in the house turns on a faucet or flushes a toilet. While for many of us, it simply requires a quick maneuver out of the way of the flowing water, for others, such as the...

Are carpet beetles bugging you?

Do you ever notice damage to your clothing or other pieces of fabric in your home? It is possible you may have a household pest called the carpet beetle. While adult carpet beetles are easier to spot and actually do not cause any damage to your household items,...

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...

Stay Grounded

I did a home inspection on a wonderful old house in Los Gatos the other day. It had been in the family for many years, being built back when that area was mostly orchards (available to purchase for $500 an acre!) This home had an older ungrounded electrical system....

Simple ways to use less energy in the home

A lot of people don’t realize how easy it can be to use less energy in the home. With just a few simple adjustments you can save a lot of money. Here are a few simple ways this can be done: Instead of using an air conditioner, which uses a lot of energy, try...