27 02, 2019

Got Mold?

2019-02-27T21:44:50+00:00February 27th, 2019|

          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 [...]

7 02, 2019

Crumbling Foundations

2019-02-12T02:04:02+00:00February 7th, 2019|

          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 [...]

24 01, 2019

Different Types of Radon Testing

2019-02-12T02:04:02+00:00January 24th, 2019|

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 [...]

16 01, 2019

Radon Myths & Misconceptions

2019-02-12T02:04:02+00:00January 16th, 2019|

                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 [...]

10 01, 2019

What is Radon? Why should I test for Radon?

2019-02-12T02:04:03+00:00January 10th, 2019|

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that results from the breakdown  of uranium. It is present in most rock, soil and water.  It enters the home through the cracks or other holes in the foundation or through the well. The air pressure outside of the home is significantly higher than within, thus a vacuum-like effect [...]

13 12, 2016

Schaefer’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for the New Homeowner

2019-02-12T02:04:06+00:00December 13th, 2016|

Making your list and checking it twice? If you have a friend or relative who just moved into a new house or apartment, consider an item or two off our Home Inspector-approved gift guide. While none of these items may seem outrightly exciting, when they are needed, your recipient will be very grateful for your [...]

8 12, 2016

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections

2019-02-12T02:04:06+00:00December 8th, 2016|

For more than 35 years, the team at Schaefer Inspection Services has been performing home inspections, checking out houses in Connecticut from top to bottom, inside and out, making sure every nook and cranny is accounted for. And for almost that entire 35 years, we’ve been getting asked the same round of questions regarding home [...]

18 11, 2014

Lead In Water Testing Requirements For Government Home Loans

2019-02-12T02:04:07+00:00November 18th, 2014|

Lead In Water Requirements For Government Home Loans Recently Schaefer Inspection Service performed a home inspection inspection for a client on a home with municipal water. Her intended financing was CFHA and she told us that she was required to have the water tested for lead. It has been more common lately to find that [...]