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Having Safer Holidays

**Picture of boiler with significant spillage/rollout** The holidays bring many exciting events and things to look forward to with family and friends. As a Home Inspector, this is also the time of year that certain issues tend to be at there greatest frequency....

Aftermath of high winds – Checking your home

*Picture from drone of missing rain cap and resulting damage Given the recent weather we have had on Cape Ann, I thought it would be an appropriate time to discuss some of the things you can look for around your home. Whenever an unusually powerful storm comes through...

Polybutylene Piping – What is it?

Polybutylene Piping – What is it? Polybutylene piping (PB) is plastic piping that was used as a plumbing supply pipe from 1978 to 1995. The supply piping in the home is used to bring water into the house and supply the various fixtures such as water heaters and other...

Easy Fixes That Are Frequent Problems

As a home inspector in Gloucester, I spend a lot of time looking for things that are wrong. Some things that come up on a home inspection are strange, alarming, or unusual, but most issues are simple. Here are just a few small things that are almost always wrong and...