11 Items to do when moving into your new home

Important Items to tackle when moving into your new house


Congratulations on the purchase of your new home.  Now that you have purchased your home and are all ready to move in, there are some tasks that you should take care of when you get settled in.  Most of these tasks are easy and should be addressed within the first 3 months of moving in.  


Annual Homeowner Electrical Inspection Checklist


Annual Homeowner Electrical Inspection Checklist

As a homeowner, it's important to perform electrical safety check on your home.  The inspection should not take to long and is essential for the upkeep of your valuable investment and may even save your families lives.  We have put together a quick PDF checklist that can be downloaded or printed which should guide you and help get the task done quickly and efficently.  The homeowners electrical inspection checklist can be printed here 

Why an Annual Maintenance Inspection is Necessary for Your Home


Is an annual maintenance inspection necessary?

When you purchased your home you made sure there was a home  inspection performed so you had a comprehensive understanding of the condition of the home you were buying. How long ago was that? Do you currently know the condition of your home? Probably not, not many do. That's why Detect Point believes that an annual maintenance inspection of your home is a proactive way to keep your investment and family safe from any surprises.

What Can Fail A Home Inspection?

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Congratulations on finding the home of your dreams and even more congratulations in knowing that a Home Inspection is the next step.

The home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the house. It is not an appraisal determining the market value. It is not a municipal inspection that  verifies local code compliance. A home inspection performed by Detect Point Home Inspections is an objective detailed visual inspection performed by our licensed home inspector of the physical structure and systems of the house.  

5 Reasons for a Pre-Listing Inspection


Many buyers, sellers and realtors are aware a home is inspected by a licensed home inspector after the contract is signed.  Everyone sits and waits for the dreaded call and inspection report.  

Pre-Listing inspections also referred to as a sellers inspection are becoming more and more common.  A Pre-Listing Home Inspection can benefit the seller as well as the buyer in many ways.  Nobody likes a surprise during real estate transactions and a pre-listing home inspection can mitigate any issues that arise. 

How Long Does a Home Inspection Take?

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A Buyers Home Inspections is a vital part of the home buying process.  The Inspection will give you a professional evaluation of the property you are looking to purchase.   A buyer should most definitely hire a home inspector to inspect the home and perform a visual observation of the home and its surroundings.  Detect Point Inspections can identify Health, Safety, or Major Mechanical Issues. If we should find any issues or defects, you then have negotiation power in the sale price.  In some cases, home inspections have saved the buyer much more than the cost of the inspection. 

Make sure Your Home is Ready to be Inspected


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To ensure that the Detect Point Home Inspector can accurately and timely perform the home inspection, we recommend these five easy steps to have the home ready before scheduling an appointment. The Inspector will check all appliances, systems and structural features.

5 Easy Steps to Ready your Home for a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

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After you have made the decision to sell your home. The next step should be getting your house ready for sale. A Pre-Listing Home Inspection is the next step to take in getting your home ready for sale. Having your home inspected before you list or sell allows you to identify what you may need to repair or replace. A Pre-Inspection Report will help you and the realtor set a sale price for your home.  The Inspection Report will also sends a clear message to the potential buyer that you are not hiding anything and keeps you from being blindsided by a buyers inspection report. 

What are Double Tapped Breakers


A double tap is when two wires are connected to a single circuit breaker that is only designed to accept ONLY ONE wire. This is a defect because two wires in a single breaker may cause overheating and arcing which can lead to fire.

What is radon and why test for it?


What is radon gas and why you should test for it.

Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that’s produced by decaying uranium beneath the ground. Radon is present in almost ALL SOILS.  There is also low levels of radon gas  found in the air we breathe every day.  Long-term exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer when radion particals are introduced to your respirtory system.