7 07, 2017

Connecticut’s Best Picnic Spots

July 7th, 2017|

8 Best Places to Picnic in Connecticut July in Connecticut is the perfect month for being outside. The sun is shining, the weather is PERFECT, and there are still plenty of days left on the calendar before the leaves start changing. It is also National Picnic Month, and to celebrate, we’re bringing you our eight [...]

20 06, 2017

Home Safety Checklist

June 20th, 2017|

June is National Safety Month, an important time to take stock of what potential safety hazards you may find in your home. Take a look at our checklist of household items you’ll want to ensure are working and installed properly to protect you and your family. And for an extra measure of safety, schedule a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

9 03, 2016

National Ground Water Awareness Week

March 9th, 2016|

National Ground Water Awareness Week March 6-12, 2016 is National Ground Water Awareness Week. These days it seems that everyday is “National Something Week or Day.” Some may just be for fun, like National Ice Cream Day (7/17/16), but recognizing the importance of ground water is not frivilous or just for fun. Clean, safe water [...]

16 12, 2015

Choosing a Smoke Detector

December 16th, 2015|

Choosing a Smoke Detector According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were 2,755 civilian deaths and 12,200 civilian injuries from fires in the United States in 2013. The US Fire Administration represents that 3 out of 5 home fire deaths are in homes without smoke alarms  Smoke alarms can be easily added to [...]

8 07, 2015

Air Conditioning Maintenance

July 8th, 2015|

Maintaining Your Air Conditioner: One of the most often neglected systems a home inspector must evaluate in a home is the central air-conditioning system. Most central air-conditioning systems are split systems, meaning that part of the equipment is found outside the home and part is inside. There is an exterior component called the condenser (compressor) [...]