Entries by rayk

Fall and Winter Home maintenance tips

Fall Home Maintenance check list   #1 Clean and Stow Your Mower If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, get to know it. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will slowly deteriorate, which can damage internal engine parts. Fuel stabilizer ($10 for a 10-ounce bottle) prevents gas from […]

Smart Home Systems for Homeowners

There have never been so many easy and useful ways to upgrade your home’s tech. We haven’t quite arrived at the utopia we were promised by decades of sci-fi movies and TV shows.  But a growing number of smart home innovations have made it to the marketplace over the last decade that have the potential […]

Water Quality Testing for Home Inspectors

by Nick Gromicko, Alan Nguyen and Kate Tarasenko   Water quality testing is a specialized but simple test that checks a home’s water supply for contaminants and pollutants, such as chlorine, lead, and coliform bacteria.  Testing can also reveal chemical imbalances of the pH, and other attributes, such as hardness. Testing ensures that the home’s […]