We were out driving around looking at Houses Being Built.
We love looking at new construction. It is fun to see the steps in
progress!

We came across the craziest site ever!  The duct work was in the attic but no roof.
The job site had boards everywhere with nails sticking out of what looked
like pulled off roof boards and lumber sprawled everywhere!
Nails were scattered all over the premises. It was CRAZY!

Before You Buy Learn All YOU CAN!

  1. What moisture exposure did the house have before being built?
  2. How long were the framing boards on the ground?
  3. Was the foundation poured and protected correctly?
  4. How much weather exposure did the interior have before the roof was put on?
  5. Was the electrical hooked up and installed to the panel safely?
  6. Is the exterior of the house like brick, EIFS, and or stone applied to current standards?
  7. WAS THE HOUSE BUILT ON FILL DIRT?

ALL THESE QUESTIONS ARE SO IMPORTANT WHEN BUYING YOUR NEW HOME!!

Check out the List of Problems That Can Occur to All the Situations Listed ABOVE:

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Here is What You Can Expect From
Spradling Home Inspections, LLC

We are ASHI Certified,
AHIT TrainedNADRA CertifiedMaster Shingler Certified,
18 years in Home Inspections
Established in 1999

We Start Out By Understanding Your Needs, Your Desires for Safe Healthy Living.
We Put A Plan Into ACTION on the Date and Time to Inspect for You.

You will receive confirmation emails on when and an inspection agreement to tell you what we are doing.

Next we explain why you need to have at least
3 services checked on the home you are considering to buy!

 

One is a FULL HOME INSPECTION
This will help you to see pictures of Marginal and Defective Issues
in the home that could keep you from being safe.

Two is A Qualified 48 Hour RADON TEST
This will help you to determine your health risk for Lung Cancer and Exposure to Deadly Radon Gas.
Do not let ANYONE Talk you OUT OF GETTING YOUR HOME TESTED!!
I have met 6 People over the past 5 years with Stage 4 Lung Cancer from Radon!

Corentium Pro Radon Testing Machines

Stay Away from Lung CANCER

Third is to have a TERMITE INSPECTION

Do not get stuck with termite damage.

Lastly, if you need any other special services we will set them up; like a Septic Inspection,
EIFS Inspection, etc.

We are Your Experts In the Field and
We KNOW What You Should Know in Making the SAFEST HOME BUYING DECISIONS

and to do so you need comprehensive information to guide your way!

Do Not Let Anyone Rush You on Your Journey!
Information Is Your Key to Understanding and Decision Making!

 

Just like the Sun Burning Holes Through Your Eyes During an Eclipse the Sun Can Also Damage Your Home!

Imagine being outside in the sun playing in the sprinkler or sipping tea reading a book but Uh Oh you forgot to wear sunscreen
and now your skin is burning and your are as red as a lobster. Aside from your skin turning red your are also going to become
dry and the moisture from your skin will become depleted quickly!

The Same Thing Happens to Your Shingles, Siding, and Exterior of Your Home!

This can become costly:

Melted siding

Blistering of Shingles

Deterioration of floor boards on decks and stairs

Overheated Concrete that chips and buckles

Ways to Prevent Sun Damage and Future Problems

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What Do You Mean?
I do not want to have a Flooded Basement-ANYTIME!

During Hot Dry Weather the Soil Around Your Foundation Pulls Away and Drys Out.

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Then when it rains hard, your dry soil will not
absorb the moisture that fast; therefore running all the way down into your
basement. Possibly flooding, leaking, or staining the walls causing a host of problems!

Start by making Watering Foundation Plan.

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Stuart was inspecting around the corner
when he heard the sound of Fire Engines and saw smoke!

Everyone thinks, “Oh this only happens to other families, not us!”
Not true it can happen to YOU!

When have you had your home inspected?

Wiring?
Furnance?
Water Heater?
Attic?
Roof?
Foundation?
Exterior?
Radon Gas…Radiation?
Doors, Windows?

All these components are important for healthy living!

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Spradling Home Inspections Can Help you Find Potential Problems Before They Start!
Proper Maintenance Can Prevent Injury and Death!
Be Smart and Avoid The Most Costly Repairs!

 

  1. Asbestos Removal

    Asbestos removal and disposal should be done by a licensed contractor that has hazmat experience
    due to its cancer causing agent.
  2. Foundation Damage

    A foundation that is damaged will cause racking of walls, windows, and doors.
  3. HVAC Repairs

    A Leaking heat exchanger can not only be costly financially but a leak can be deadly.
    Carbon Monoxide is an invisible gas!
  4. Mold Remediation

    Mold can make you sick. Removal, repair of walls, and stopping the moisture is the most important
    in improving air quality after the mold is removed.
  5. Damaged Roof

    Replacing, repairing is very important in order to prevent other maintenance issues such as mold,
    and water in places it is not suppose to be.

Five More to Go:

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I love to take showers during a storm because we have a huge
Picture window facing the North West! My shower has rope lights around the ceiling
and it is just the coolest thing to see lightning cross across the sky and hear the thunder!

But How Dumb am I? I never thought of this till just recently!!

Lightening can strike your house and it can travel through the metal pipes, wiring, or the gutters,
and it can travel through the reinforcing steel in the concrete.

So during a Storm, Heed the Warning Stay Inside and away from your shower!!

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Ivy around your house can look so wonderful!!

Seeing the green leaves and new growth makes you feel great but your future headache
is about to happen! The expense in repairing and replacing exterior and interior walls can
really be a huge headache!

The roots of your vines  can grow into small cracks in your siding. This can lead to trapping moisture,
leaking inside your walls and rot. On brick it causes failing mortar joints.
The vines can damage other parts of your house as they envelop it. The vines can
pull off gutters, window panes, roofing materials, and wires due to their growth and heaviness.

When vines get into the cracks of your home the freeze and thaw cycle allow those
cracks to become bigger allowing pests and varmints to enter your home as well.

 

Most importantly this dense coverage also conceals what’s occurring to the
exterior walls and averts regular maintenance

Learn the best way to grow your beloved vines without damaging your home!

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Ok, I just had to put this in the blog!!

I found this somewhere and thought it explained the difference between
a Tornado Watch and a Warning!

Enjoy!

 

 

Frayed Wires, Old Stiff Wires, Outdated wires, Over Used Wires,
Wrong Size Wires
Can Cause Electrical Fires

Decorating with Lights can be so fun especially when everything goes right!

hanging-lights

Be aware of what you are doing and What you are using to decorate your trees or
the outside of your house.

Follow these Simple Rules to Avoid Electrical Fires

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