HomeMD was featured on the Louisville Real Estate podcast on September 30, 2015 in a Home Inspections edition. Greg Fleischaker interviewed Robb Johnson to discuss pest inspections, radon and mold testing and analysis, thermal imaging inspections and energy audits. You can listen to the podcast here.
You might not know it, but the integrity of your roof and gutter system can pose serious risks to the rest of your home. That’s right, something as simple as clogged gutters can lead to major foundation damage that will endanger your home, personal belongings and most importantly, your family’s health. Anything and everything from
According to the EPA, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in the United States and can be linked to up to 20,000 lung cancer deaths a year. Although many homeowners have likely heard of radon, they do not necessarily know what it is or how it can harm their family. Here’s
18 things for you (or the handyman) to tackle now to help prepare your home for the warmer months and keep it in top shape. If you’re still trying to catch up on that precious hour of sleep you lost last weekend, you’re probably not thinking too much about starting those annual spring cleaning chores?and
Termites cause over $5 billion in property damage each year. Who hasn’t heard of termites? Sometimes they tunnel in through your home’s foundation. Sometimes they burrow through the walls. Full-blown infestations require expensive professional exterminators on top of repair costs. Steps can be taken to avoid these costs by preventing the wood-damaging pest from entering
With just a little time, tools and know-how, installing a new fan yourself is a task that’s not out of reach. Installing a ceiling fan in a room can provide a much needed breeze in the warm summer months as well as push heat down from the ceiling in the colder winter months. With all
What a home inspection can do for you “You want surprises that come with homeownership to be happy surprises, not bad ones,” according to J.J.Montanaro, a certified financial planner with?USAA.?“A thorough home inspection by a certified professional can help ensure that’s the case.” Because a home inspection will uncover aspects of the home that are
DIY Home Defense: 10 Ways to Protect Your Louisville Home From Burglars Based on numbers from the?FBI’s annual crime report, there were an estimated 2.1 million burglaries in the United States in 2012. What’s more, nearly 75% of those crimes took place at residential properties. And, while those statistics reflect a slight drop in burglary
15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own ?? The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.? ? 1.? Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most?inconvenient household?problems that
Finding drainage problems when they’re smaller and easier to fix can save you thousands of dollars and plenty of headaches down the line. You don’t have to be a geophysicist to know that puddles in the basement or a lake on the front lawn are signs of drainage problems.?But many drainage problems aren’t so obvious.