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5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Crawl Space

At Smith & Smith Home Inspections of Murfreesboro, TN, we strive to inspect every square foot of your home’s crawl space. Your home’s crawl space might be out of sight, but it’s definitely not out of mind when it comes to protecting your property. Often overlooked, crawl spaces can be susceptible to various issues like […]

Home Inspections: What is Radon & Radon Testing

At Smith & Smith Home Inspections of Murfreesboro, TN we offer 48 hour radon monitoring. Radon is a gas that is created when the uranium in the soil underneath a home decays into radioactive atoms, then seeps into the home through cracks in the foundation, crawl spaces, and basements. Radon is considered a Group A […]

Home Inspections: How to Inspect an Attic

At Smith & Smith Home Inspections of Murfreesboro, TN, we know the importance of thoroughly inspecting an attic. In this blog post, I will focus on some of the main defects and problem areas to look for, and where to look for them. Due to the tons of videos posted online of homeowners falling through […]

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, […]