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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

It's time to dust off the old Winter Home Maintenance Checklist and take a couple hours to prepare your home for cold weather season. A little maintenance completed each quarter prevents thousands of dollars of damage over time. Some maintenance items need to be be...

Eliminate Sales Funnel Chokepoints

Eliminate Sales Funnel Chokepoints

Professional salespeople take a lot of pride in their ability to help clients meet their individual goals and it is frustrating to everyone involved when we hit snags that slow the process down. When we proactively work to eliminate sales funnel chokepoints, we create...

Efficient Systems Lead to Success

Efficient Systems Lead to Success

Fundamentally every business is made up of processing systems and we see time and time again efficient systems lead to success. I know, 'systems and processes' seems like a boring topic. But when you dedicate a little time each week to focus on improving your systems...

Top ten defects found during home inspections in 2020

Top ten defects found during home inspections in 2020

Here are the top ten defects found during home inspections by Evergreen Property Inspectors in 2020. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors that are missing. Yes, smoke detector alarms are annoying, but don't unplug it and forget it. Replace it! Most manufactures will...

2020 Veterans Day Poster Contest winner

2020 Veterans Day Poster Contest winner

Introducing the 2020 Veterans Day Poster Contest winner chosen by the Veterans Day National Committee. Congratulations Casey! The designer, Casey Brown, is a Marine Corps Veteran who served in the infantry and was deployed to Iraq.  “I wanted to express the beauty and...

Where can Veterans eat for free on Veterans Day

Where can Veterans eat for free on Veterans Day

One of the questions I hear each year from my fellow veterans is Where can Veterans eat for free on Veterans Day. It can be a fun game seeing how many places one can get to in one day and it's a big deal for people that are on a budget, or have few opportunities to...

Home Sellers Pre-Listing Inspection

Home Sellers Pre-Listing Inspection

To sell your home for more money, in less time, and with less hassle, we always recommend the home sellers pre-listing inspection. One of the largest frustrations during the home buying process comes mid-way through the transaction during the buyers home inspection....

Why the home inspection is important

Why the home inspection is important

Evergreen Property Inspectors short video explains why the home inspection is important to the home buying process. Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you will ever make and you want to have a certified professional home inspector look for major defects and...

Annual Home Maintenance Inspection

Annual Home Maintenance Inspection

As the weather starts to cool down and the days become a little shorter my attention turns to prepping my home for the Winter cold and Spring rains. Each month I have a short checklist of home maintenance items to review. November's list starts with an 'annual home...

Appliance RecallChek

Appliance RecallChek

The appliance RecallChek service is sold by many companies for $50 or more, but we provide this free with every Gold Standard Home Inspection. Since 1974, home owners have been protected from dangerous items in their homes by federal law which prescribed a system...

Listen to your home, it’s telling you how to care for itself.

Listen to your home, it’s telling you how to care for itself.

You bought a new home, finished unpacking, made this space your own!  Now is time to explore how the home systems are really functioning and get to know your new home. Every home has a story it wants to tell you on how to care for your home. Here is how you go about...

Create a home maintenance action plan

Create a home maintenance action plan

It is easy to ignore minor problems with your home. You're cozy, enjoying life, and most of the time that to-do list can stay out of sight and out of mind.  Unfortunately, if you don't take a couple hours per year to review your home and complete repairs while they...

The Basement Egress Window

The Basement Egress Window

Working from home often means making better use of living space such as finishing the basement or attic. Ensuring there are safe exits from these spaces is a vital part of home safety and often required by local code requirements. By installing a basement egress...

Covid-19 safety during the inspection

Covid-19 safety during the inspection

What are home inspectors doing to ensure occupants and visitors have a safe home inspection? We bring sanitizing supplies, clean our clothes…

Signs That it’s Time for a Roof Replacement

Signs That it’s Time for a Roof Replacement

Your roof will provide many years of protection for your home if it is well-maintained. A roof can last 20 years or longer, depending on the types of materials used. However, all roofs need to be replaced eventually. Below are a...

Tips for Fire Safety at Home

Tips for Fire Safety at Home

House fires are responsible for over 2,500 deaths and around $7 billion in damages every year in the United States. Thanks to better fire safety awareness, these numbers are lower than they used to be. Use the following tips for fire safety at home to protect your...

Why Every Newly Built Home Needs a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

Why Every Newly Built Home Needs a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

Moving into a new construction home that has been built to your specifications is rewarding. This is a space that perfectly meets your needs and has no signs of wear and tear from a previous owner. However, this does not necessarily mean that your new house is in...

4 Ways to Heat Your Home Efficiently

4 Ways to Heat Your Home Efficiently

Benefits of Heating Your Home Efficiently People often want to save money while staying warm and cozy in the colder months, yet are other reasons to focus on efficiency, like reducing your impact on the environment. Here are some effective ways to heat your home...

4 Wood-Destroying Organisms Besides Termites

4 Wood-Destroying Organisms Besides Termites

There Are More Wood-Destroying Organisms Than Just Termites Some of the biggest threats to your home may exist within your walls or under your floorboards. While termites ingest wood as they burrow through it, there are other wood-destroying organisms that bore...

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