What are AFCIs?   Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are special types of electrical receptacles (or outlets) and circuit breakers designed to detect and respond to potentially dangerous electrical arcs in home branch wiring. What are AFCI testers or indicators?   AFCI […]

What’s a AFCI Testers? Should I own one as a Homeowner?


A foreclosure is a process by which a homeowner loses their property, usually to a lender or local government, for failure to pay agreed-upon taxes, payments or fees. Common reasons for foreclosures include: default on loan repayment. The most common way that residences […]

A Foreclosures Introduction


Each year, according to estimates by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), nearly 1 million people over age 65 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with the products they live with and use everyday. The death rate […]

Home Safety for the Your Parents OR an Elderly Loved One



Ghosting, Holidays, and Shadows are terms that refers to discoloration that appears on surfaces in a home. The source of this discoloration can be a mystery to anyone not familiar with the phenomenon. Ghosting is the result of particulates attaching themselves […]

Terminology, Ghosting, Holidays, Shadows, etc… = Discoloration


The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an Signature Home inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.   1.  Plunger A clogged sink or toilet […]

Tools Every Homeowner Should Consider Owning


Mold Basics The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem. It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within […]

M & M [ Moisture and Mold ] in Your Home



Lightning is the “visible discharge of static electricity within a cloud, between clouds or between the earth and a cloud,” as defined by Underwriters Laboratories. Lightning is unpredictable and a serious threat to buildings and their occupants virtually everywhere. Facts about […]

Facts & FYI’s About Lightning


Lead Facts Did you know the following facts about lead? FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. FACT: Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. FACT: […]

Just The “LEAD” FACTS




“Greywater” (also spelled graywater) is wastewater collected from household showers, sinks, tubs and washing machines that would otherwise be sent down the drain and into the sewagesystem. Greywater is not potable water, but it can be used for some household activities […]

Greywater Inspection


Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here atSignature Home Inspection, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple […]

A Few Easy Ways to Save $$ Money $$ & Energy in Your Home