Author Archives: Michael Krajewski

Covid-19

MK & Associates has always been grateful to buyers and sellers. We have always entered homes with respect, courtesy, and thoughtfulness. Especially during this time, we want to assure you that we are following recommendations to minimize risk to our inspectors, buyers, homeowners and Realtors. This time of increased awareness is a opportunity to make […]

Preparing for a home inspection

Ready to sell your home?   Here are some helpful tips that you may want to remedy before a home inspection.  This can help reduce items being noted or “tagged” in your buyers inspection report.  The less items noted, makes the home look well maintained and should be less of an issue for buyers to try […]

What exactly is a home inspection?

I have been inspecting properties for over 18 years now.  I am somewhat surprised about how many of my clients are unsure what a home inspection really is or what it is for.  Some questions I receive are: What do I do with the inspection? What happens after the inspection? Do the sellers fix all […]

Should I get a home inspection on a newly constructed home?

The short answer is, yes. All homes, weather 100 years old to a new construction will have issues.  Some small, some obvious and then some not so obvious or even major.  With new construction you typically get a 1 year builder warranty.  This should cover issues like mechanical failures and workmanship type flaws.  For example […]

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 […]