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Safety Hazards in Murfreesboro

As the owner and lead home inspector for Smith & Smith Home Inspections, I’ve inspected thousands of houses. The main concerns I have when inspecting a property is to find all fire hazards, safety hazards and anything that would put the home occupants at risk. Rental properties are where I usually find a high number […]

Home Inspections: Maintaining Downspouts and Gutters

For the past five years, as owner of Smith & Smith Home Inspections of Murfreesboro TN, houses I’ve observed that have had their gutter and downspout systems in disrepair for many years have foundation and crawl space issues, that could have easily been avoided. When it comes to maintaining your home’s condition, making sure rainwater […]

Common Electrical Problems Found During Home Inspections

Here at Smith & Smith Home Inspections, our home inspector performs complete home inspections that cover the Grounds, Roof, Exterior, Garage, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Interior Components, Basement, Crawl Space, Attic, HVAC System, Plumbing, and Electrical. When inspecting home electrical systems, there are common electrical defects/problems discovered by checking electrical outlets and removing the […]

Home Inspection: Thermal Imaging for Detecting Moisture Intrusion

Detecting moisture intrusion problems is one of the main applications for Smith & Smith Home Inspections Murfreesboro using thermal imaging or infrared (IR) cameras.  Moisture intrusion may be identified through a basic visual inspection if it has lead to obvious defects, such as staining or mold growth.  By the time visible evidence is noticeable, however, […]

Home Inspection: Winterization Tips and Guidelines

Winterization is the process of preparing a home for winter conditions. Performed in the fall before snow and excessive cold have arrived, winterization protects against damage due to bursting water pipes, and from heat loss due to openings in the building envelope. Plumbing System  Bursting water pipes during cold weather can create huge damage. A […]


Three Common Mistakes Every Home Buyer Should Avoid

Here are Three Most Common Mistakes Every Home Buyer Should Avoid Common Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it. Many people who thought that buying the home of their dreams was simply out of their budget are now enjoying a wonderful lifestyle in their very own homes. Buying a home is one of the smartest […]


Real Estate Inspections: What Matters?

Real Estate Inspections: What Matters? Are you in the process of buying or selling a home in Murfreesboro or Middle Tennessee area, and you are stressed out? Home inspections or real estate inspections are expected to give people peace of mind, but often have the opposite effect. You’ll be asked to absorb a lot of […]