Have you seen a ghost?

Ghosting… in homes. What is it and do you need to worry about it? We inspected an apartment building last year where one of the tenants had a concern they wanted to show us. Then they pointed to the ceiling. There on the ceiling, which was painted an off-white color, was a grey stripe. The […]

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Mold

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First, we at Perkins Home Services wish you a happy and prosperous New Year. We thank you for your continued support of our services this past year and for our future endeavors together! This month’s topic: Mold! It seems like there is not much that can scare a home buyer away more quickly than discovering […]

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Why a Home Seller Should Consider Having a Home Inspection Done

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This month’s topic: Why a home seller should consider having a home inspection done. We know this can be a bit of a hot button topic, since disclosure rules require any issues a home seller knows about the home be disclosed to a potential buyer. But before you turn away, take the time to read […]

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Thermal Imaging

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This month’s topic is Thermal Imaging. You may have seen us at an inspection with a funny looking camera and wondered what it is we are doing, or maybe we have explained it a bit to you already. Below are some details of what this is all about. For us, it is exciting to offer […]

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Knob and Tube Wiring

Isn’t it a good thing that this is the shortest month of the year? Just as the days start getting longer, the sun starts feeling a bit warmer, and you think you can make it through another Maine winter, 10 inches of snow drops on us. And the cold weather has stuck around just a […]

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Keeping Out Drafts Could Mean More Radon Risk at Home

From Reuters.com – Keeping Out Drafts Could Mean More Radon Risk at Home

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Winter Wonderland

Ok, maybe on some of these freezing cold days, or days of rain/snow/sleet, it may not seem like a wonderland, but winter in Maine does bring with it a sure sense of beauty and reminds us, Mother Nature is boss. Common themes for home inspectors this time of year are proper heating, worry about freezing […]

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New Faces

As busy as things got this past year, I felt we weren’t as responsive to calls requesting inspections as I would have liked. At times, I was scheduling 2 weeks out and was unable to answer the calls that came in. Although perhaps inevitable at times, I don’t like to do business that way. So […]

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Backflow Prevention on Public Water Systems

A typical backflow preventer looks like this and is usually located near the water meter.What is it and why is it important? Should we care? Just as it sounds, a backflow preventer prevents water from flowing backwards out of your house, into the main water supply system. Why would this happen? Water usually flows towards […]

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Home Inspection News: Fall Update

Fall is here, interest rates are up a bit, and things have slowed down enough to stop and take stock of where we are, and where we are going. For us at Perkins Home Services, LLC, there have been some changes. Also, I have always wanted to find an avenue to provide regular information and […]

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