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15 08, 2019

Revisiting Code vs. Home Inspections

2019-08-15T13:32:44+00:00August 15th, 2019|

Code is a 4-letter word We need to talk about the difference between a home inspection and a building code inspection. While they may seem similar, they are not the same thing. The truth is that each kind of inspector will look at and address different elements in your home, and it is important to [...]

9 08, 2019

Books for Book Lovers

2019-08-09T14:32:19+00:00August 9th, 2019|

In honor of National Book Lovers Day, avid reader and co-business owner of Schaefer Inspection Service, Jill Schaefer, has put together her list of Top 12 reads as of today. Some are classic titles you may know and love, and some are more niche, interesting pieces that you may have never heard of. Either way, [...]

1 08, 2019

Are You Worried About Water Quality?

2019-08-01T14:08:09+00:00August 1st, 2019|

Whether your water is supplied by your city or is a private well, it’s important to be informed of your water quality and to understand how to properly maintain it.  The EPA recommends testing your water yearly, as well as after replacing pipes, pumps, well casing, or the water source. You also want to be [...]

26 07, 2019

The Home Inspection: Before and After

2019-07-26T17:06:28+00:00July 26th, 2019|

Before: How to Prepare If you are a first-time home buyer, the process of finding and purchasing a house can be stressful. There’s a lot to be done, from packing to moving furniture to changing your address. The last thing you want to worry about is prepping for the inspection. You can take a deep [...]

17 07, 2019

New Construction, Same Inspection?

2019-07-17T19:52:20+00:00July 17th, 2019|

Congratulations, your new home has just finished construction and you’re ready to move in, right? Well maybe not! Your house might be new, but it still needs an inspection. It is easy to think that a new home means a perfect home, but that is not the case. There may not be wear and damage [...]

10 07, 2019

Water Intrusion: How to See it, How to Stop it

2019-07-10T13:03:49+00:00July 10th, 2019|

Could your home be at risk for water damage? Soil Grading The slope of the land (grade) around your house controls which direction rainwater flows. Ground that slopes away from the house is best for avoiding excess water nearing the foundation. Luckily, soil that slopes toward the house is not too difficult to fix. If [...]

27 06, 2019

What are the benefits for a 203k loan?

2019-06-28T13:18:47+00:00June 27th, 2019|

Do shows like Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop have you daydreaming of renovating a home? Did you know there are renovation loan options to do just that? A 203k loan allows homebuyers to finance both the purchase of a home and the cost of repairs into one single mortgage. Homeowners can also finance the [...]

25 06, 2019

Preventative Home Maintenance: Fall Edition

2019-06-25T23:14:52+00:00June 25th, 2019|

We have all been told it is better to be safe than sorry. Schaefer Inspection Service wants to help you prepare your home for the fall. Our goal is to provide you with timely, accurate, and reliable information, even outside of our inspections. We have created a monthly check-list that will help you keep up, [...]

25 06, 2019

Meet the Schaefer Team

2019-06-25T23:14:46+00:00June 25th, 2019|

Our goal at Schaefer Inspection Service is to ensure our clients feel confident they are in good hands. What is a better way than getting to know us? Meet the faces behind the name. Starting off with co-owner Jill Schaefer, whose primary goal is to offer the best quality home and commercial inspection service possible. [...]

25 06, 2019

#NationalSafetyMonth Home Safety: Child Edition

2019-06-25T23:14:32+00:00June 25th, 2019|

As we're reminded of summer by the sun shining, birds chirping, and bees buzzing; Schaefer Inspection is reminding you its national safety month. Schaefer Inspection understands your family comes first and your home comes second. We've created a safety checklist for your home so the only thing you need to worry about is reapplying sunscreen [...]

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