A Sad Wintized Boiler

Buying a Winterized Home- What Does it Mean?

Very often homes that are not sold quickly are winterized. This is a process designed to protect an unheated homes plumbing and HVAC system from damage during the months with freezing temperatures. There are several steps, and if any are omitted, it can cause damage and/or flooding of the home. Turn off the water. Typically, […]

Marty Zickgraf, Baltimore Inspection Guy

Home Inspection Glossary – Part Seven

As a home inspector and former builder, there are many technical terms that I may use that are unfamiliar to the average home owner. While I always try to break things down to layman’s terms while conducting the home inspection, I thought it might be useful to have a home inspection glossary to refer buyers […]

Typical fireplace with a brick hearth.

Home Inspection Glossary – Part Six

As a home inspector and former builder, there are many technical terms that I may use that are unfamiliar to the average home owner. While I always try to break things down to layman’s terms while conducting the home inspection, I thought it might be useful to have a home inspection glossary to refer buyers […]