Are You Concerned About Water Quality?

Whether your water is supplied by your city or a private well, it is important to be informed about your drinking water quality and to understand how to properly maintain it. The state of CT recommends testing your water yearly, as well as after replacing pipes, pumps, well casing, or the water source. You also […]

9 Moving Tips You Haven’t Heard Before

Moving is never easy. When you’re packing up your entire life and shipping it off to somewhere new, you’re bound to hit a snag, no matter how much you plan and prepare. At Schaefer, we know how difficult the process of moving can be (throw in the whole “buying a new home” deal and it […]

Connecticut’s Best Picnic Spots

Connecticut's Best Picnic Locations

8 Best Places to Picnic in Connecticut July in Connecticut is the perfect month for being outside. The sun is shining, the weather is PERFECT, and there are still plenty of days left on the calendar before the leaves start changing. It is also National Picnic Month, and to celebrate, we’re bringing you our eight […]

Home Safety Checklist

June is National Safety Month, an important time to take stock of what potential safety hazards you may find in your home. Take a look at our checklist of household items you’ll want to ensure are working and installed properly to protect you and your family. And for an extra measure of safety, schedule a […]

Inspect Your Deck!

10 Deck Safety Tips from Schaefer Inspection Service After months of cold, gray days, New Englanders have certainly earned their warm, sunny, spring and summer days spent outdoors. Winter’s snow, water, and wind can take it’s toll, so if you’re planning on making the most of the warmer weather by clocking in some time on […]

Real Estate Agent Tool Kit

At Schaefer Inspection Service, we are incredibly grateful for the many referrals our real estate colleagues send our way. Between running from appointment to appointment, and closing deals left and right, we’re always in awe of how hard agents work each and every day to help their clients buy and sell their properties. In an […]

The Truth About Mold

The Truth About Mold - Schaefer Inspection Service

One common worry of a homeowner is they will one day discover mold hiding in the crevices and cubby holes of their home. While mold shouldn’t go unchecked, it doesn’t have to spell disaster. For one thing, there is always some mold in the air and on surfaces. Secondly, not all mold is toxic. Common […]

Well Water Testing FAQ’s

well water testing faq's

Whether you’re washing dishes with it, taking a shower with it, cooking dinner with it, or making coffee with it, we all need clean water for a myriad of daily activities. How can you be sure your source is untainted, especially when your home is serviced by a well, rather than a municipal water supply? Through […]

The Benefits of a Pre-Market Home Inspection

Whether it’s your first home or your fifth, selling your property can be nearly as complicated as it was buying it. One way to make the process less difficult is with a pre-market home inspection. Just like a regular inspection, a pre-market inspection will take a non-intrusive view at all of your home’s systems— heating […]

Radon Testing Tips

Keep Your Home and Family Safe with Radon Testing Your fire extinguisher is filled and ready. You’re diligent about testing and replacing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, right on schedule (a quick test once a month and replace the batteries every six months, FYI). Keeping your home and family safe are […]