Our Blog

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.

Preventative Home Maintenance: Fall Edition

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…

#NationalSafetyMonth Home Safety: Child Edition

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…

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

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…

Home Inspection Horror Stories

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.

What to Expect as a 1st Time Home Buyer

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.

Small Business Week 2019

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…

Got Mold?

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…

Crumbling Foundations

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…

Different Types of Radon Testing

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…

Radon Myths & Misconceptions

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…