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Here, we share valuable insights and expert advice to help you make informed decisions about your home. Whether you're a homeowner, buyer, or seller, our blog covers a wide range of topics related to home inspections, maintenance, and improvement. Explore our articles to gain a deeper understanding of your home's condition, learn about potential issues to watch out for, and discover practical tips to enhance your living space. Trust Schaefer to be your go-to resource for all things home inspection.

Mold – The Problem and the Solution

What is mold? Mold is a type of fungus which is made up of small organisms that emit tiny spores to reproduce when they find any organic material that is wet. A mold spore may only start off small at…

CT Radon Levels

Happy New Year from all of us at Schaefer Inspection Service! We wish you peace and good health in 2021…..and we hope to be of service. There are so many threats to our health and well-being these days. The pandemic,…

5 tips for how to prepare a commercial property for winter

During winter the safety of your commercial tenants, employees, and visitors should be top priority, especially during months of cold, ice, and snow. This will require dependable maintenance, necessary repairs, and seasonal improvements. Each property will require its own customized…

A Guide to Mold in Your Home

Mold has become a hot topic of conversations over the years, from homeowners to home buyers. Mold is a type of fungus that can occur in a variety of colors and sizes. A little mold can be everywhere; in the air, on surfaces, on your food,…

COVID-19 -Take the Initiative

During the outbreak of COVID-19, you might experience panic and worry. It’s important to maintain strong communication and bonds with your support systems. Managing the stress can keep us sane during these chaotic and unpredictable times. Participating in social distancing…

Revisiting Building Code vs. Home Inspections

Code is a 4-letter wordBuilding code is a set of minimum requirements for building design, construction, and operation to protect public health, safety and the natural resources that sustain us. Structures are built in compliance with laws and regulations established…

Books for Book Lovers

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…

New Construction, Same Inspection?

Congratulations, your new home construction has just finished and you’re ready to move in, right? Well maybe not! Your house might be new, but it still needs an inspection. It is natural to think that a new home means a…