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Inspecting Homes During a Pandemic

This can be a troubling time for everybody, and even more worrisome if you are preparing to purchase a home.  Until ordered by the Governor of North Carolina, or local governments, most home inspectors are continuing to provide home inspections.  Numerous...

5 Effective Ways to Prevent Termites In Your Home

A termite infestation can cause property damage resulting in expensive repairs. These troublesome pests are known to eat away at the wood in floors, walls, and other structural elements. Here are some effective steps you can take to prevent termites in your home. Use...

Important Safety Essentials for the Home

As a homeowner, you want to be prepared for any type of scenario so that your family and home are safe. Here is a list of recommended safety essentials for the home. Keep these items on hand and you’ll be ready for emergency situations. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide...

Tips on How to Declutter Your Living Spaces

When your space is organized, the areas of your home stay clean and usable. In a clutter-free environment, you can easily find things you need and you’ll be confident about the condition of your home when guests drop by. Decluttering may feel like an overwhelming task...

Smoke Detectors – Types and Locations

At a recent inspection I had a couple questions from the client about smoke detectors and what kind is better. After the discussion, they suggested I answer their question on this blog, so here you go! There are actually two different styles of smoke detectors:...

Garage Door Sensors – Why Do We Care Where They Are?

If you have a garage door manufactured and installed since 1993 then your garage door should have safety eyes installed.  Sometime the a frustration when they get kicked or bumped because your door won't go down, but they're very important.  First, a tiny history...

The Average Life Expectancy of Household Appliances

While planning ahead for the upkeep of your home, you may find it useful to know the average life expectancy of household appliances. This information helps you decide if repair or replacement is in order when a machine doesn’t perform as expected. Gas Ranges Have the...

How to Care for Trees in the Hot Summer Months

During the warm summer months, it’s important to make sure your trees are receiving proper care. With higher temperatures and strong summer storms, tree care is especially necessary for younger trees. Hot weather and droughts stress trees that are establishing their...

Spring is Growing Near – Tips For Your Spring Garden

Do you get excited when you see the first glimpse of tulips or crocuses peeking through the snow? They remind you that winter will not last forever and warmer weather is on its way, which means its time to prepare your garden for spring. Recent statistics indicate...

Fire Safety – Paramount to Keeping your Home and Family Safe

The North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal posted a press release on December 10th, stating that the year 2018 was, "one of the deadliest years on record for fire fatalities in North Carolina".  133 people lost their lives in North Carolina as a...

Welcome! Keeping a Safe Christmas Tree (and Other Safety Tips)

Welcome! Hello and welcome to the Central Carolina Home Inspections, LLC blog.  I’ll make periodic blog posts about important topics which matter to any homeowner or renter, which can help you save money, prevent costly repairs, or just make good common...

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