15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful. 1.  Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient household problems that you will face. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]