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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and here at Hawley Home Inspections, we appreciate all that you do! Being

What to Expect from a Professional Quality Home Inspection – February 2021

What to Expect from a Professional Quality Home Inspection – February 2021

What to Expect from a Home Inspection The first and maybe most important thing to expect from a

Inspection Report:#1 Way to Protect Yourself When Buying – January 2021

Inspection Report:#1 Way to Protect Yourself When Buying – January 2021

Your Inspection Report Your Inspection report from Hawley Home Inspections LLC will be both easy to read and

The Facts About Radon Gas in Your Home – July 20, 2020

The Facts About Radon Gas in Your Home – July 20, 2020

Radon Gas is an odorless, colorless gas that can build up in your home. It is a known

Fireworks an American tradition – June 27, 2020

Fireworks an American tradition – June 27, 2020

Fireworks on the Fourth of July are an American tradition. It started with the Independence Day celebration in

Your roof keeps you and your family safe – June 18, 2020

Your roof keeps you and your family safe – June 18, 2020

How is your roof? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during storms, your roof does a

Termite Inspection Standards for 2020 – June 18, 2020

Termite Inspection Standards for 2020 – June 18, 2020

Does it seem like Termite Inspections, also called wood destroying insect inspections (WDI), are yielding more recommendations for

Home Wizard Appliance Recall Service – June 12, 2020

Home Wizard Appliance Recall Service – June 12, 2020

At Hawley Home Inspections, we are always working to find ways to add value to the home inspection

Covid-19 update on Home Inspections – June 9, 2020

Covid-19 update on Home Inspections – June 9, 2020

As we begin to reopen our communities while still dealing with Covid-19 in our communities, we are again

Why have a roof inspection – June 5, 2020

Why have a roof inspection – June 5, 2020

Why should I have a roof inspection? Most of us take for granted that our roof will protect

Back Yard Family Fun – May 26, 2020

Back Yard Family Fun – May 26, 2020

We’re all spending a lot more time at home with family this summer. Make the most of all

Mold is a common problem – April 15, 2020

Mold is a common problem – April 15, 2020

Protecting your home & family from mold and other contaminants can be a daunting job. Indoor air quality

How to Clean Your Washing Machine – April 15, 2020

How to Clean Your Washing Machine – April 15, 2020

Have you neglected to clean your washing machine? It can seem counter-intuitive at first—this is the machine that

Home Inspection COVID-19 Update – April 4, 2020

Home Inspection COVID-19 Update – April 4, 2020

We are changing our approach to home inspections and COVID-19. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the

Coronavirus pandemic – March 20, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic – March 20, 2020

Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global corona virus pandemic is affecting all our families,

Ten questions to ask your home inspector – December 26, 2019

Ten questions to ask your home inspector – December 26, 2019

Here are ten questions to ask your home inspector before you make the largest purchase of your life.

Deck MAINTENANCE and Inspection – December 20, 2019

Deck MAINTENANCE and Inspection – December 20, 2019

Millions of decks have been built in the US over the last 50 years or so. Many of

How to get ready for a home inspection – April 4, 2019

How to get ready for a home inspection – April 4, 2019

How to get Ready for a Home Inspection? So, you have a contract on your home and the

Grounding and Bonding for Detached Buildings – December 5, 2018

Grounding and Bonding for Detached Buildings – December 5, 2018

Grounding and bonding is required with the exception of outbuildings containing only one 120 volt grounded branch circuit.

Why Have Sewer Camera Scope Inspection – December 1, 2018

Why Have Sewer Camera Scope Inspection – December 1, 2018

Home buyers should consider adding a sewer scope (camera inspection) before buying. Sewer camera inspections should be performed

Gutters and Downspouts Maintenance – November 1, 2018

Gutters and Downspouts Maintenance – November 1, 2018

Gutters and downspouts are not only attractive they are functional. Fortunately 95% of having a dry basement or

PushMatic GE Sylvania or Zinsco – March 19, 2018

PushMatic GE Sylvania or Zinsco – March 19, 2018

If you have a PushMatic GE Sylvania or Zinsco or Stab-Lok breaker box we recommend a qualified electrician

FPE Stab-Lok breaker boxes – March 5, 2018

FPE Stab-Lok breaker boxes – March 5, 2018

FPE Stab-Lok breaker boxes were widely used from the 1960’s thru the 1980’s, when they were finally taken

Sump Pump Back Up Systems – May 15, 2017

Sump Pump Back Up Systems – May 15, 2017

Sump pumps are divided into two basic groups; pedestal and submersible. A pedestal sump pump will be about

Aluminum Wiring in Older Homes – August 21, 2016

Aluminum Wiring in Older Homes – August 21, 2016

Aluminum wiring was used from 1965 until 1972 in some homes in our area due to a severe

Open Grounds HOW TO FIX – June 23, 2016

Open Grounds HOW TO FIX – June 23, 2016

Open grounds in three prong receptacles are a common issue found in older homes. This is an unsafe

Home Repair Scams How to Avoid Them – March 3, 2016

Home Repair Scams How to Avoid Them – March 3, 2016

Every year unsuspecting home owners fall prey to many home repair scams. These scams cost home owners millions

Bonding is required for water, gas & CSST – December 16, 2015

Bonding is required for water, gas & CSST – December 16, 2015

Bonding of metallic water lines and gas lines is required by all major codes. Being bonded is not

Water Heater Care and Maintenance – October 5, 2015

Water Heater Care and Maintenance – October 5, 2015

A water heater may be the more common storage type. Or a recent arrival, the instant or on

False Ground or Bootleg Ground – September 11, 2015

False Ground or Bootleg Ground – September 11, 2015

A false ground or bootleg ground involves using a jumper wire to connect the ground screw and the

What is electrical grounding and why is it important – August 2, 2015

What is electrical grounding and why is it important – August 2, 2015

As the electrical industry ages the safety level improves with each passing year. Electrical grounding is one of

Double Lugged or Tapped Connections – July 17, 2015

Double Lugged or Tapped Connections – July 17, 2015

Double lugged or double tapped breakers are one of the most common electrical defects we find during a

Lumber Liquidators and Formaldehyde – May 4, 2015

Lumber Liquidators and Formaldehyde – May 4, 2015

On March 1, 2015 CBS News opened their television show “60 Minutes”, with the following statement. “60 Minutes

Closing on a New Home – April 13, 2015

Closing on a New Home – April 13, 2015

Closing can be scary, you made it this far, now what?Here are 16 things you should and should

Radon Testing St louis St Charles and Metro East – April 7, 2015

Radon Testing St louis St Charles and Metro East – April 7, 2015

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer exceeded only by smoking. Like smoking Radon is a

Shared Neutral, New Rules – April 7, 2015

Shared Neutral, New Rules – April 7, 2015

So often we find something we have done a certain way for years is suddenly no longer considered

Knob and Tube Wiring problems – January 15, 2015

Knob and Tube Wiring problems – January 15, 2015

If your house was built before 1950 there is a good chance it will contain Knob and Tube

Plumbing problems found at inspections – October 27, 2014

Plumbing problems found at inspections – October 27, 2014

Plumbing repairs called out in a home inspection are usually minor. However occasionally we find problems that must

How To Choose And Install A Smoke Alarm – October 28, 2014

How To Choose And Install A Smoke Alarm – October 28, 2014

A smoke alarm and maybe save your life,   Whether you own an older home or a new home

A $20 Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI – GFI) could save your life, Don’t put it off any longer – October 27, 2014

A $20 Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI – GFI) could save your life, Don’t put it off any longer – October 27, 2014

One of the most often listed defects found by home inspectors, building code officers and city occupancy

Common Electrical Problems found during an inspection – October 27, 2014

Common Electrical Problems found during an inspection – October 27, 2014

Electrical problems called out in an inspection report should always be repaired. However, not all electrical items called

Chinese Drywall how to identify – October 27, 2014

Chinese Drywall how to identify – October 27, 2014

Life is full of surprises some are obvious others are hidden from view. These only show up when

S-Traps vs P-Traps – October 27, 2014

S-Traps vs P-Traps – October 27, 2014

S-traps vs p-traps were common Years ago however most plumbing codes have banned S-trap configurations in favor of