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2 04, 2020

A Guide to Mold in Your Home

2020-04-03T22:17:33+00:00April 2nd, 2020|

Mold has become a hot topic of conversations over the years, from homeowners to home buyers. Mold is a type of fungus that can be a variety of colors and sizes. A little mold can be everywhere; in the air, on surfaces, on your food, etc. With the right conditions mold can grow throughout the year but it can become even more active as temperatures [...]

26 03, 2020

COVID-19 Take the Initiative

2020-03-26T17:44:59+00:00March 26th, 2020|

During the outbreak of COVID-19, you might enter a state of panic and worry. It’s important to maintain strong communication and bonds with each other. Managing the stress can keep us sane during these chaotic times. Participating in social distancing and maintaining a cleaning routine should reduce the risk of contagion. Do your part and [...]

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, [...]

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Coronavirus Caution from Schaefer Inspection Service:

Schaefer Inspection Service continues to meet our scheduled obligations for service, provided strict safety measures are adhered to. The health and safety of our our team and clients remains a top priority. We require all inspected homes to be empty with only the Inspector actively moving throughout the home. We have created protocols to enable real time feedback during the inspection. We reserve the right to cancel the inspection at any point in the event of sickness observed in any parties.

We thank you for your business and will continue to update you on our service.

Jill & Bruce Schaefer