Environmental Pollutants in the Home

Some environmental pollutants begin their lives as common household items. A metal used in household wires or a compound used to treat furniture may seem innocuous, but over time these pollutants find their way into human bodies where they can extract lasting effects...

What a Home Inspection Includes

When you’re buying that dream home with the beautiful open floor plan and updated kitchen, you’re also buying any potential problems lurking in the basement or behind the walls. A home inspection is a standard — and important — part of the home buying process that...

Top 10 Defects Found in Home Inspections

Need some help updating your home but don’t know where to start? I spoke with some leading home inspectors and here are the top 10 things they say they find wrong when doing inspections… It’s summer and you have the urge to fix up your house, but don’t know...

Bad Odor in the Home

  Q, For the past two weeks, a strong foul odor has permeated our guest bedroom. We were sure an animal had died under the house, but the subarea has been thoroughly inspected and nothing was found. Each day, the smell seems to grow worse and soon will be...

Renter and Buyer Inspection Mistakes

Whether you are renting or buying, there is a moment in time when you personally become responsible for the property. Yes, you’ll get a chance to have a full inspection, but if you miss something, there’s no “do-over.”  What can you do to protect yourself? Here to...

California Does Not License Home Inspectors

Posted April 13, 2018 The State of California does NOT license home inspectors. CREIA takes the lead in requiring adherence to CREIA’s Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice, which are recognized in California law. Orange County, CA, April 13, 2018: The...