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Rust Never Sleeps, So Stay Alert: Corrosion Home Inspection Checklist in Loudoun

For professional home inspectors, “corrosion” is a word that often ends up written inside the pages of a home inspection report—especially when checking out older properties in which components haven’t been repaired or replaced for years. But what does corrosion mean? Is it the same thing as “rust”? And when should you be concerned if […]

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Home Inspection Checklist: Caulking and Sealing in Loudoun

In last week’s blog post, we began our series on plumbing fixtures by looking at toilets and some of the problems inspectors find when checking on these essential parts of a home. When writing about bathtubs for today’s article, we decided to change course a bit by focusing on an aspect of a tub inspection […]

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6 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection in Loudoun

A lot of work goes into preparing a home for sale, from basic property improvements to making sure every room looks perfect for upcoming open houses and home tours. However, there’s one big step many sellers overlook: a pre-listing home inspection. Typically sellers wait until a potential buyer makes an offer on their home, and […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Loudoun: Water in the Basement

In last week’s blog, we addressed damage to structures that result from the freeze-thaw cycle. That’s the process of water getting into porous materials (brick, concrete, etc.), freezing, thawing, and freezing again. Today, as spring rapidly approaches, we look at what happens to water when the freezing stops and warmer temperatures leave homeowners with the […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Loudoun: Freeze-Thaw Cycle Issues

As freezing temperatures grip most of the nation, homeowners and home inspectors alike are once again reminded of one of nature’s most destructive forces on a property: the freeze-thaw cycle. This occurs when water penetrates openings or gets absorbed into structures, freezes, melts, and freezes again. The expanding ice exerts an outward force that can […]

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