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Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a decade of use by homeowners and electricians, inherent weaknesses were discovered […]

Inspecting Your Potential Properties Aluminum Wiring


What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen […]

What’s Asbestos and Can It REALLY Affect My Family’s Health?


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


Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it. Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own homes. Buying a home is the […]

Every Home Buyer Should Avoid These THREE DEADLY MISTAKES



“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