Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

Marla and I would like to wish you a  Happy Independence Day! “A spirit of liberty and patriotism animates all degrees and denominations of men.”-James Madison Have a great week!

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Cracked Chimney Caps

Cracked Chimney Caps

Here’s a cracked chimney cap that we found during a home inspection. The masonry rain cap on top of the chimney had broken and started to deteriorate. This is the beginning stage that if not repaired can cause the chimney bricks to become...

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Welcome Professional Inspector Doug Sleeth

Welcome Professional Inspector Doug Sleeth

Help me welcome Professional Inspector Doug Sleeth to Semper Fi Home Inspections – pictured on the right. We are glad to have Doug serving the clients of Semper Fi Home Inspections, along with Danny, Charles, Brian, and Mike. Doug has been...

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Do New Homes Need to be Inspected?

Do New Homes Need to be Inspected?

The answer is Yes.  We have inspected many new construction homes.  Here are some facts about new home inspections. Q:  WHEN should a new home be inspected? A:  The best time is several days before the buyer’s final walk-through, but when...

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Weird Snake Demise

Weird Snake Demise

I’ve seen some pretty strange things during home inspections, but this one is up there at the top. This poor snake weaved himself right into the air conditioner one too many times for his own good. Sometimes we feel tied up in knots, but I...

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Looks Like We Might Have Roof Leaks…

Looks Like We Might Have Roof Leaks…

During an attic inspection the other day, I saw sunlight shining through nail holes in the roof decking – a pretty cool sight ..but actually the roofers were there replacing the roof and had removed all the old shingles, creating this...

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Earn Free Electricity with Ambit

Earn Free Electricity with Ambit

View this video about free electricity:  www.electricity4u.hotsystem.com/free/   Customer Rewards Program If you’re like most energy customers you’re probably not used to generosity from your energy provider. So you’re probably...

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10 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

10 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

by Nick Gromicko, Ben Gromicko, Rob London and Kenton Shepard  Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity...

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Installing Attic Insulation

Installing Attic Insulation

by Nick Gromicko and Barry Fowler According to the EnergyStar™ Program, heating and cooling costs can be slashed by up to 20% per year by properly sealing and insulating the home. Insulating the attic should be a top priority for preventing heat...

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