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 [...]
So, it's day three without power, you're bundled up and still cold, there's a leak that just won't quit, and not only is the snow barricading you in but so is the neighbors fallen tree. Does this sound like you this winter? Schaefer Inspection is here to help you prepare your home for this coming [...]
Just like you're probably thinking skipping a home inspection will save you some cash so did this Alaskan couple. In hindsight they realize this was only the first of many mistakes.
You are what you eat, or in this case, drink. Your drinking water should contain no harmful chemicals or pathogens. Secondly, the water should also have a good appearance, taste, and odor. Now, your drinking water may appear to be ready for consumption but looks can be deceiving. I'm almost certain you've eaten something that [...]
All your life you've dreamt of having the suburban colonial style home with a white picket fence...well maybe that's not your cup of tea at all. At Schaefer Inspection Service we understand the stress of home buying and we are here to help.
May 5th through 11th is Small Business Week! Look for ways to support your local small businesses!! Supporting a business doesn’t always have to involve spending money. Use the tips below as inspiration for this week (and year-round!). Social Media Social media is a great resource for businesses so make sure you FOLLOW your favorite [...]
Perhaps mold is a concern because you are purchasing a home and your inspection is soon, or maybe you suspect the presence of mold in your current home. Mold spores are present everywhere we live and breathe. Mold spores enter our homes through open windows, our shoes from outside, or items we bring inside. It [...]
The crumbling foundation crisis in Connecticut finally has some promising news! A process has been put into place for homeowners to get needed relief from the expense and stress of identifying and remediating your home if affected with a crumbling foundation. Approximately 41 towns in CT may have homes built with concrete supplied by the [...]
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and decay product which results from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock and enters your home through the foundation. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. The EPA recommends every home be tested for radon, during the purchase process or anytime for [...]
Over the years we’ve found a TON of misinformation exists surrounding radon. Whether you are a potential home buyer, homeowner or a real estate agent, you should understand the facts regarding radon. Here is a list of the top four misunderstandings we encounter and the appropriate response [...]