Home Inspection Blog

23 05, 2017

Inspect Your Deck!

May 23rd, 2017|

10 Deck Safety Tips from Schaefer Inspection Service After months of cold, gray days, New Englanders have certainly earned their warm, sunny, spring and summer days spent outdoors. Winter’s snow, water, and wind can take it’s toll, so if you’re planning on making the most of the warmer weather by clocking in some time on [...]

20 04, 2017

Real Estate Agent Tool Kit

April 20th, 2017|

At Schaefer Inspection Service, we are incredibly grateful for the many referrals our real estate colleagues send our way. Between running from appointment to appointment, and closing deals left and right, we’re always in awe of how hard agents work each and every day to help their clients buy and sell their properties. In an [...]

23 03, 2017

The Truth About Mold

March 23rd, 2017|

One common worry of a homeowner is they will one day discover mold hiding in the crevices and cubby holes of their home. While mold shouldn’t go unchecked, it doesn’t have to spell disaster. For one thing, there is always some mold in the air and on surfaces. Secondly, not all mold is toxic. Common [...]

2 03, 2017

Well Water Testing FAQ’s

March 2nd, 2017|

Whether you’re washing dishes with it, taking a shower with it, cooking dinner with it, or making coffee with it, we all need clean water for a myriad of daily activities. How can you be sure your source is untainted, especially when your home is serviced by a well, rather than a municipal water supply? Through [...]

24 02, 2017

Volunteer With Schaefer at the Connecticut Food Bank!

February 24th, 2017|

More than 140,000 children in Connecticut experience chronic hunger. As a family-owned business, Schaefer Inspection Service, Inc. knows the meaning of taking care of our children, and the children of Connecticut belong to us all. Because of the generous referrals from the wonderful Connecticut Real Estate community, in early December we donated $10,000 to the [...]

14 02, 2017

The Benefits of a Pre-Market Home Inspection

February 14th, 2017|

Whether it’s your first home or your fifth, selling your property can be nearly as complicated as it was buying it. One way to make the process less difficult is with a pre-market home inspection. Just like a regular inspection, a pre-market inspection will take a non-intrusive view at all of your home’s systems— heating [...]

30 01, 2017

Radon Testing Tips

January 30th, 2017|

Keep Your Home and Family Safe with Radon Testing Your fire extinguisher is filled and ready. You’re diligent about testing and replacing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, right on schedule (a quick test once a month and replace the batteries every six months, FYI). Keeping your home and family safe are [...]

20 12, 2016

Get Toasty! Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning and Safety Tips

December 20th, 2016|

Expert Advice for Safe, Cozy Winter Nights by the Fire One of the best things about winter is cozying up by a warm fireplace and enjoying the woodsy, slightly spicy scent that envelopes your home. What’s not so wonderful is a malfunctioning fireplace or chimney that causes an dangerous fire and makes your home smell [...]

13 12, 2016

Schaefer’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for the New Homeowner

December 13th, 2016|

Making your list and checking it twice? If you have a friend or relative who just moved into a new house or apartment, consider an item or two off our Home Inspector-approved gift guide. While none of these items may seem outrightly exciting, when they are needed, your recipient will be very grateful for your [...]

8 12, 2016

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections

December 8th, 2016|

For more than 35 years, the team at Schaefer Inspection Services has been performing home inspections, checking out houses in Connecticut from top to bottom, inside and out, making sure every nook and cranny is accounted for. And for almost that entire 35 years, we’ve been getting asked the same round of questions regarding home inspections and what to expect. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions our clients have. […]