Author Archives: Michael Krajewski

Modifying Your Kitchen to help a visually impaired person

4 Kitchen Modifications for Someone with a Visual Impairment With so much time spent in the kitchen and so many important tasks accomplished there, this is one room in your house that should take priority when you are making home accommodations for a loved one with a visual impairment. From contrasting colors to speaking timers, […]

Home tips 101: Washing machines, Dryers and Dishwashers

Some quick tips about common appliances in your home, that can have many issues.  Lets take a look at each: Washing Machine: We highly suggest you connect your washing machine with braided hoses.  Connect these hoses from the faucet to the washer.  Regular rubber hoses can develop a bubble or aneurysm that can burst and […]

Home Maintenance Checklist

Home ownership involve maintaining your home.  Small repairs and yearly maintenance can save your home from serious damage or deterioration.  Hence, saving you money in the long run.  We have put together some helpful tips and things for you to check yearly to keep your home in good condition. Home Maintenance Checklist

Roof to wall with vinyl siding flashing trick!

Here is a great idea to correctly flash the pesky “roof to wall” connection.  This is were the end of the roof meets the house wall.   What happens here if not sealed or flashed properly, water runs down behind the siding or worst in the wall cavity.   This picture illustrates by sliding another small piece […]

Preparing your home for sale and inspection

Ready For Sale Guide by MK If you are getting your home ready to sell your home, we have put together a guide to help you prepare.  The following are some helpful hints, suggestions and common items tagged by home inspectors.   General Appearance: Make sure the home is clean and tidy for showings and […]

Pull Down Attic Access Ladders

I would like share some information to everyone about these easy to use pull down ladders.  They are awesome for getting into the attic space to store stuff.  The unfortunate thing about the ladders are that they compromise the fire rated ceiling in the garage space.   What this means is that you (normally) have 5/8″ […]

Plumbing

Information found on home inspections related to plumbing issues that we find. S-Trap type drain: what it looks like, suggest having plumber vent it properly (Video) Lead water main:  Check out this map of Green Bay to see if you home has lead water main. Sewer Mains:  This is the piping that leads from your […]

Issues With Older Electrical Panels

Listed below are some electrical panels that are usually marked “defective” on a home inspection.  In most cases, the panels should be evaluated by an electrician and upgraded. Fuse Style Panels:  These panels are very old and have pull out fuses for mains and screw in fuses for circuits.  Wiring in the home is usually […]

Roofs and common issues

We’ll post information about roofing and other related issues pertaining to the roof found on our home inspections. Plumbing vents and brick chimney issues.  Home inspection in De Pere  (video) Hail damage.  These “dents” can cause the protective granules on your shingles to “pop” off leaving the backer portion of the shingle exposed.   If you […]