RJ Home Inspection Blog

Do You Need A Home Inspection?

Do You Need A Home Inspection?  Before you buy a home, one of the things you should do is to have the home checked out by a professional home inspector. Buying a home is expensive enough as it is – why would you choose to fork over another $400 if you’re not required to? In […]
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Top 10 Reasons to get a Home Inspection

Happy Holidays from all of the folks here at RJ Home Inspections! If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the New Year start it off right by making sure it is inspected by a certified and trained professional. Here are the top 10 reasons to get a home inspection before you […]
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Home Inspections: What to Do Before Selling This Spring

With the spring home buying season rapidly approaching, home inspections are a must — for the seller. “If you have maintained your home while living there it will be a smoother [buyer’s] inspection,” says Bryan Felder, a broker with The Virginia Realty Group in Chantilly, Va. It’s not a bad idea to do a home […]
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Snow Guard Inspection

Snow guards are protruding metal or plastic devices (or lengths of bars) that are installed in intermittent locations on a roof that are intended to prevent accumulated snow and ice from sliding in great sheets off the roof.  They encourage the gradual melt and breakdown of the snow mass into smaller sections. They vary in […]
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Fire Safety for the Home

Fire Safety for the Home The U.S. Fire Administration reports that more than 403,000 home fires occurred in the U.S. in 2008, causing 2,780 deaths and more than 13,500 injuries.  Some fires are caused by issues related to the structure, such as lightning strikes, faulty wiring, furnace malfunctions, and other electrical and heating system-related mishaps. […]
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Home Winterization

By Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard Winterization is the process of preparing a home for the harsh conditions of winter. It is usually performed in the fall before snow and excessive cold have arrived. Winterization protects against damage due to bursting water pipes, and from heat loss due to openings in the building envelope. Inspectors […]
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Time for Critical Chimney and Fireplace Home Inspections

  Time for Critical Chimney and Fireplace Home Inspections “We educate home inspectors and home owners all year long about the necessity of chimney and fireplace inspections, and National Chimney Safety Week increases awareness as we head into the upcoming seasonal concerns,” says Frances L. Kelly, Executive Director, Chimney Safety Institute of America and National […]
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