22 AprCase Study: Attic Ventilation & Insulation


When the winter weather finally gives way to the warmer signs of spring, many people experience what’s known as hay fever…

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09 AprCase Study: Negative Grade and Poor Lot Drainage


Most home inspectors will agree: the number one money-sucking threat to any home isn’t faulty wiring or poor ventilation. It’s not…

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30 JanLocal Residents Claiming to Hear Ghosts, Gun shots, and Loud Screeching Noises in Their Homes


In addition to gunshot-like sounds, probably caused by the ground freezing and cracking(Frost quake or Cryoseism) last night, our homes were…

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A beautiful brick home located on Hwy 2, South of Valparaiso, IN.

17 DecOlder Home Inspection


As any retired grandfather with a toolbox knows, living in an older home can often mean substituting Sunday football for weekend…

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14 NovWalls, Ceilings, and Floors


It often doesn’t take a professional home inspector to point out issues with the walls, ceilings, and floors. Truth be told,…

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17 OctThe Crawl Space


No matter how much curb-appeal it has, or how much it boasts that trendy and updated interior, you never really know…

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10 OctWindows & Doors


As our owner Jim Ullom puts it, “Attention to detail on window and door inspections is often overlooked by many inspection…

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05 SepFire Hazards: How to Keep Your Home & Family Safe


Each year, there are over 3,000 fire-related deaths in the United States, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. For those that…

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03 AugThe Grounds Inspection, in a little more detail.


At Certified Home Inspections, whether you’re preparing for your house to hit the market, or a potential buyer with your heart…

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joist rot found on a home inspection in northwest indiana

06 JulAvoid Deal Killers When Selling Your Home


When your real estate agent calls to tell you the good news – congratulations, the house is sold! – don’t celebrate…

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23 OctIndiana Real Estate Disclosure Law: Quick Facts & Tips


“Why didn’t they tell us about that?” Recently, one of our clients purchased a home, a tri-level built in 1970 located…

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02 OctWhy Radon Testing and Measurement? Because…


Our customers often ask about the importance and need of radon testing in Indiana. They’re basic questions typically include: “Do we…

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07 JanAttic Inspection


Certified Home Inspections has discovered approximately 80% of homes in northwest Indiana are inadequately vented causing homeowners unwanted, unexpected expenses. Improper…

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07 JanNorthwest Indiana Foreclosure Inspection


Certified Home Inspections offers home buyers discounted rates for property inspections performed on homes that are considered “Foreclosure or Sold As-Is”….

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09 SepFurnace Inspection


Certified Home Inspections promise is to exceed the expectations of our client by performing a furnace inspection unlike our competition. Therefore,…

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05 SepRoof Inspections…


A roof, like a furnace, air conditioner, set of windows, or driveway, can be expensive to replace. The cost of roof…

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03 MarGrounds Inspection in Northwest Indiana


The lot drainage and grounds inspection are two important aspects and the starting point of each home inspection. Our inspectors begin…

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15 FebFoundation Inspection. The beginning.


Nothing beats a solid foundation! This holds true in business, relationships, and construction! In my opinion, it’s the single most important…

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22 DecWhole House Humidifiers


Suffering from sinus headaches or dry skin? Do the kids shock themselves on metal handrails and each other? Are the floors…

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04 OctShorewood Forest, Indiana home inspections. Inspector: commercial, & residential…


Shorewood Forest, a Planned Unit Development Community located West of Valparaiso, is an upscale neighborhood founded in the early 1970’s. This…

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