Located along Harry Byrd Highway also known as Route 7, Purcellville, Virginia might give visitors small towns feel, but there is no shortage of entertainment… Read More »Purcellville: No Shortage of Entertainment
What Are The Benefits of a Home Inspection? Buying a home is a significant investment. It’s essential to take the time to find a reputable… Read More »Residential Home Inspections: Know The Details
No matter if you’re a prospective home buyer, real estate agent, or even selling your home, it pays to schedule an inspection with a certified… Read More »How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost in Maryland?
No matter if you’re a prospective home buyer, real estate agent, or even selling your home, you want to know the home inspection cost. It… Read More »How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost in Northern Virginia?
by Nick Gromicko, CMI®, Ben Gromicko, and Kate Tarasenko from InterNACHI Get a Healthy Homes Inspection from your InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector®! People in the… Read More »Hire a Certified Healthy Home Inspector
By InterNACHI People have a strong emotional attachment to water, arising from its aesthetic qualities — tranquility, coolness and beauty. As a result, most water… Read More »Constructed Wetlands: The Economic Benefits of Runoff Controls
by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kate Tarasenko from InterNACHI About 2.5 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news… Read More »Child-Proofing Your Home: 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children
by Nick Gromicko, CMI® from InterNACHI A building’s central air-conditioning system must be periodically inspected and maintained in order to function properly. While an annual inspection… Read More »Residential Air-Conditioning System Inspection
by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Ben Gromicko from InterNACHI Building orientation is the practice of facing a building so as to maximize certain aspects of its surroundings,… Read More »Building Orientation for Optimum Energy
From InterNACHI What Is Asbestos?Asbestos is a mineral fiber that can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types… Read More »Asbestos: Facts and Tips for Home Inspectors and Homeowners
Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that. … Read More »10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home
Each year many home fires are caused by improperly maintained clothes dryers. The dryer and vent pipes can overheat and cause a fire. Vents plugged… Read More »Clothes Dryer Venting – A Hidden Danger
Always be on the lookout for water leaks in your home, including little clues that could indicate bigger problems. For instance, if interior paint is… Read More »Stains Around a Toilet = Serious Problem
You’ve turned off the water to the toilet because the tank or a plumbing fitting is leaking. But since this is your only toilet, it… Read More »A Quick “Bucket” Fix to Flush the Toilet
An automatic garage door operator is great. But when the power goes out, and the overhead door is down, your car is trapped inside. How… Read More »Power Out? How To Free Your Car from the Garage
Your beautiful new cement driveway – what an investment, and what a welcoming element to the front of your home. Too bad it has rust… Read More »Clean Those Ugly Rust Stains on the Driveway
Light bulbs in exterior fixtures and damp locations like bathrooms are notorious for sticking in the socket. Turning the dead bulb to replace it, you… Read More »Tricks for Replacing a Broken Light Bulb
As autumn settles in, there’s no heat in your house, and it’s getting cold. The furnace worked fine in the spring. Why is it stubborn… Read More »No Heat? Try This Before Calling for Service
We all work hard at tightening up our homes to save energy and money. In fact, most energy improvements are good for the environment and… Read More »What’s Your Home’s Largest Energy-Waster?
When a rain gutter and downspout send their discharge below grade to a pipe, it may appear that rainwater is draining into a sanitary sewer,… Read More »The Rain May Drain, But It’s Not a Pain
You have heard about how dangerous high-voltage electrical wires can be: never touch a downed wire…storms can damage wires and so on. But what about… Read More »Get Smart About Exterior Electrical Safety
At one time or another, we all have turned on a hot water faucet and been caught unaware by steaming hot water. You may have… Read More »Protect Your Family from Scalding Hot Water
Ever noticed that some electrical outlets have a red and a black button in the middle? You’re looking at a GFCI — a Ground Fault… Read More »Tell Me More About GFCI Outlets in My Home
When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place. To ensure a hassle-free… Read More »5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home
Many homeowners who are unfamiliar with construction and wiring are timid when it comes to electrical work. It makes perfect sense to have a healthy… Read More »Electricity 101: Understanding the Service Panel
Have you ever woken up in the middle of a winter night, shivering under the blankets and able to see your breath? Or have you… Read More »Maintenance Checks for Your HVAC System
There’s a common misconception that if your home has older windows that are in less-than-perfect condition, you must replace them with new windows. But as… Read More »Five Effective Fixes for Faulty Windows
A building’s central air-conditioning system must be periodically inspected and maintained in order to function properly. While an annual inspection performed by a trained professional… Read More »Central Air-Conditioning System Inspection
What harm could a thin crack possibly do to my home? This is the common attitude of homeowners when they spot cracks running across… Read More »What Does The Crack In Your House Mean?