How to stop gas service to your home

March 17, 2018

ASHI standards of practice require me to inform you of how and where to locate your gas shutoff.  THis video posted on youtube will show you how and where to do that.

Attic insulation and ventilation

January 17, 2018

Typical unconditioned attic spaces in our northern Michigan climate should be ventilated. This allows relatively warmer moist air to escape the attic before it can 1) cool to the point it condenses water (reaches the dew point) and 2) heat the roof deck which melts the snow on the roof, caisung ice dams. Ventilation helps rid the attic of moisture  which can damage components in the attic meant to provide support to the roof structure or the roof structure itself.

Frost free garden hose bibs

January 5, 2018

As a home inspector, I see firsthand the effects water has on houses when left uncorrected or allowed to be somewhere it shouldn't. Often, I see issues with frost free garden hose faucets. Here are the most common issues and what to do about them.

Galvanized water pipe

November 20, 2017

View inspection footage about galvanized water lines and what you should know at

Home Energy Scoring

November 12, 2017

What is a home energy score anyhow?