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Annual Home Maintenance Inspection

As the weather starts to cool down and the days become a little shorter my attention turns to prepping my home for the Winter cold and Spring rains. Each month I have a short checklist of home maintenance items to review. November's list starts…
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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Have you completed your Summer home maintenance checklist? As the days begin to shorten, now is the time to ensure you have run through your Summer home maintenance checklist to finish off any projects to prepare for Fall. Check your children’s…
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Home maintenance starts with clean gutter systems

Home maintenance starts with clean gutter systems. Controlling water on the exterior of the home is a key step toward a healthy home interior. Be sure to clean your roof gutters on a regular basis and consider installing a gutter guard system…
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What causes a sewer line backup?

Having a sewer line backup into the home or business is a costly, nasty experience that damages property and disrupts life.  But what causes a sewer line backup? Your drain lines are out of sight and out of mind for years and then one day…
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14 most expensive defects found during a home inspection

The list of the top 14 most expensive defects found during a home inspection in 2020 has been tabulated by the Evergreen Property Inspectors team. This list differs from the most common defects found here in that it takes into account the cost…
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Sewer lateral line inspections are important

Sewer lateral line inspections are a common add-on service to a home or commercial property inspection. Sewage backups within the home, or repairs to the underground pipe that takes waste away from the home can be expensive which makes knowing…
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Top ten defects found during home inspections in 2020

Here are the top ten defects found during home inspections by Evergreen Property Inspectors in 2020. This is a list of the most common defects, most of which are small where a little preventative work can help them from becoming large issues…
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Listen to your home, it’s telling you how to care for itself.

You bought a new home, finished unpacking, made this space your own!  Now is time to explore how the home systems are really functioning and get to know your new home. Every home has a story it wants to tell you on how to care for your home.…
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Create a home maintenance action plan

It is easy to ignore minor problems with your home. You're cozy, enjoying life, and most of the time that to-do list can stay out of sight and out of mind.  Unfortunately, if you don't take a couple hours per year to review your home and complete…