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Sometimes you have to get on your hands and knees and crawl around in the dirt to find the problems…..

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


Sometimes you have to get on your hands and knees and crawl around in the dirt to find the problems…..

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Counter Flashing

There's no better view of a roof than being on the roof. This photo shows the counter flashing missing off the chimney, allowing moisture to enter the interior of the home.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Inspect your visible pipes

It's always important to pay attention to the condition of your home.  Routine inspections of key components (such as visible piping) can prevent future, more expensive repairs.  Here there is a bit of corrosion on the pipes indicating a problem.  The tape did nothing 🙄

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Keep the critters out!

Any opening is an easy way for critters to enter our homes.

It is always good to perform your own routine home inspection looking for obvious changes, especially after the harsh winter months.

It is always easier and cheaper to have a loose piece of siding or roofing repaired / replaced earlier before serious, and more expensive, damages occur.

Below is a missing piece of fascia creating an open invite for animals to enter and nest in the war, attic of a home.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Improper installation found during home inspection

Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should do it. This garage door opener was drilled through a load bearing structural component of the home.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Dryer Vents Covered in snow

With the snow coming, it might be a good time to talk about dryer vents. I'm sure not many people are thinking about keeping their dryer vents clear. What's the point, the heat will melt the snow, right? Maybe.....

Did you know a blocked vent for a gas dryer will not allow any carbon monoxide to escape, potentially creating a hazardous to lethal condition in your home? It's a good idea to install a carbon monoxide alarm near gas appliances.

Did you know a blocked dryer vent increases the lint buildup in the duct increasing the risk of a fire?

Did you know a blocked dryer vent does not allow the moisture to escape, keeping the dryer running longer, using more energy?

(Not my photo 😀)

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Followup Inspections

Major problem found during your home inspection?  Seller says the repair was completed?  Want to make sure it was done correctly?  Followup inspections can help bring peace of mind when finalizing your purchase!

Squared Away Home Inspections, Inc.
(516) 369-1913 (call/text)
NYS License #16000098548