Archive for the Interior Concerns Category

Is That Room Legal?

Homeowners, realtors and home inspectors can have different views as to what constitutes a habitable room. Why does this matter? Because a converted r

My Ice Dams Are Really Bad

Icicles indicate the formation of ice dams. What do ice dams indicate? Icicles form where water is dripping from the roof when snow is melting and

Is Your Life Worth $25?

This very cold winter has been responsible for many accidents, including deaths from CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning.  These disasters might have b

Does Your House Breath?

I never had frost buildup on my windows before! Like many houses my 1974 rambler was in need of attention.  For the past 5 years my justification

What Is Ventilation?

Ventilation is not just air blowing in through an open window and it certainly isn’t the bathroom fan turned on to get rid of a bad smell.  In a

Your House Cracks

Home Inspectors get paid a lot of money every year just to look at other peoples cracks; cracks in plaster walls and ceilings, cracks in basement and

Are Leaky Houses Healthier?

State of MN doesn’t think so and has adopted a new energy code. Most realtors and homeowners don’t realize since June 1, 2009 our housing has b

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