What Are The Risk of Carbon Monoxide This Winter Season

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Brought To You By Acadiana Home Inspectors! As the temperature gets colder, people start using space heaters to get the extra warmth against the cold season. What they know nothing about is the presence of a potential “silent killer” – carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a potential health hazard that you need to be on the lookout.  As the year nearly ends, more households are demanding more power from furnaces and heaters to keep up with the cold weather. However, many people Continue Reading ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Kill You

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Helpful information from your friends at Acadiana Home Inspectors! Have your home checked for carbon monoxide before it’s too late. Many do not know this but carbon monoxide (CO) is considered a potential hazard. It is a poisonous gas that kills nearly 300 people in their homes each year and about 5,000 people being treated in hospitals due to poisoning. That data is in the US alone. However, that figure is believed to be underestimated since carbon monoxide has flu-like symptoms, only Continue Reading ...

3 Inexpensive Home Maintenance Projects That Could Save You Thousands

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Brought to you by Acadiana Home Inspectors! Routine home maintenance: three words that likely evoke eye rolls, exasperated sighs and dread for most homeowners who read, hear or even think about them. However, they’re also a homeowner’s best line of defense when it comes to protecting their most important investment — their home. “Many homeowners insurance policyholders are choosing higher deductibles because it lowers their insurance costs,” said Christopher O’Rourke, Mercury Continue Reading ...

Home Projects You Can Do Before The Holidays

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From your Friends at Acadiana Home Inspectors! ‘Tis the season to be jolly for home repairs and DIYs! Less than a month, and it’s officially the holidays. Soon enough, families and friends you haven’t seen the entire year will start roaming around your home. But, if your home could use some improvements before the holiday season, do them now. During our home inspection in Lafayette, LA, we found common home repairs that are not necessarily costly but could use some good fixing. Below Continue Reading ...

Winter Is Coming: Be Prepared For Costly, Damaging Storms

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Brought To You By Acadiana Home Inspectors! Winter is coming and the weather is difficult to predict. Use these tips to help protect your home from the costly damage winter storms can bring. Take care of your roof Keep your gutters clear. This keeps ice from accumulating and backing up under the shingles. Trim trees year-round so branches don't fall on your house. Worn-out, missing or damaged siding and roof flashing can let water and ice into your home. Be vigilant and replace Continue Reading ...

Don’t Get Spooked When Home Buying This Halloween!

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Brought to you by Acadiana Home Inspectors! It’s true you easily get attracted to a person’s looks. That goes the same with homes. Ask any buyer, and they’ll tell you how easy it is to fall in love with the beauty outside. On the bright, sunny day, they’d surely say it's made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. Oh, how perfect that must be! But soon as the night starts creeping in, the blooming backyard is no longer in sight. You are left with the dark, ugly truth hidden in the Continue Reading ...

Major Dilemmas of First-Time Home Buyers

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Helpful Information by Acadiana Home Inspectors! If you still remember your first home buying experience, you probably know all too well how strikingly emotional that event in your life was.  We know it wasn’t an overnight journey but it wasn’t really a relaxing time either. Here at Acadiana Home Inspectors, we listed down four major dilemmas first-time home buyers went through. Yes, buying a house is perhaps the biggest purchase one could ever make and so it’s no wonder how it Continue Reading ...

Five Fall Fix-Ups For Your Outdoor Space

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Brought To You By Acadiana Home Inspectors! After a long summer relaxing on your deck or patio, autumn is a great time to renovate your outdoor space — or build one from scratch. Home improvement expert Alison Victoria, host of HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab,” offers five tips for fabulous fall fix-ups. 1. Get decked out. Fall is an ideal time to tackle a deck project, whether it be repairs, board replacement or a completely new build. In addition to offering more pleasant temperatures Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

From your Friends at Acadiana Home Inspectors! It is one thing to be excited about setting foot into your dream home. But moving into a place where you’ll regret finding unpleasant inclusions is another story you wouldn’t want to experience. You see, buying a home is both exciting and crucial. One most important step before finally closing the deal is to have the home undergo home inspection. If the idea of a home inspection hasn’t crossed your mind yet, think again. Some people feel Continue Reading ...

Top Tips To Protect Valuables From Extreme Weather Disasters

Helpful Information from Acadiana Home Inspectors! Natural disasters cost Americans $91 billion in damages in 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With parts of the country amid peak hurricane season, and other regions of the country approaching the dangerous wildfire and flooding seasons, experts emphasize the importance of safeguarding key assets, especially those irreplaceable personal and financial documents. “As the number of extreme storms in Continue Reading ...