The Chiefs' Blog

Preparing you for your Home Inspection



October 21, 2020

Efflorescence is the white chalky powder that you sometimes find on the surface of a concrete or brick wall. It can be a cosmetic issue, or it can be an indication of moisture intrusion that could lead to major structural and indoor air quality issues. 

Efflorescence alone is not a major problem, but it can be an indication of moisture intrusion, which may compromise the structural material.

Dryer Vent Dangers 

February 1, 2020

Your dryer vent can become a fire hazard if not maintained. This area should be inspected and cleaned yearly. The accumulation of lint in the vent can cause fires, property loss, injuries and even death.  Let us show you a few items to check prior to your Inspector visit...

The Leading Cause of House Fires: Cooking

January 15, 2020

Cooking with the family is a great incentive for purchasing a home with a great kitchen.  Sadly, the leading cause of house fires is Residential cooking.  Staggering statistics show that leaving food unattended, damaged appliances and faulty electrical components lead to disasters.  Here's a checklist to review prior to your inspection...

Home Buyer Beware

November 19, 2019

Buying a new home is exciting yet it can also be frustrating finding the right one.  Here's a snippet of items to look for prior to your Home Inspection visit...