Buffalo and Western New York Home Inspection Blog

2-Family Home in South Buffalo
Buying a Home

5 Things to Look Out for When Buying a Home

Home inspections in Buffalo NY, West Seneca, and other parts of Western New York often times put me in a unique position. A home inspection is usually the first time that a buyer will step foot inside of the house after their offer was accepted by the seller.

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Heating & Cooling

Why is my house so muggy when A/C is on?

Summer has finally arrived here in Western New York, after what felt like one of the longest, wettest spring times ever. Air conditioner season is finally upon us! As a home inspector, I’ve been asked by a few homeowners in the Buffalo area “why does my A/C make my house so humid?”. As it turns out, there are at least 5 reasons for this common problem.

This question at first seems strange, because air conditioning by design is supposed to remove humidity from the house.

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Wavy Vinyl Siding
Electrical

5 Types of Problems with a Home’s Exterior

I spend a great deal of time outside of the home during my inspections. Exterior problems often are not expensive or difficult to repair, but they can lead to many annoyances, including water, bugs, critters and foundation damage. Here I’ve collected 5 of the most common problems that I encounter while inspecting homes here in Buffalo and Western New York.

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New Outlet in Older House
Electrical

Are Those 3-Prong Outlets Just Pretending?

So many homes in Buffalo and the surrounding towns were built in the early part of the 19th century, which brought amazing architecture into the queen city, but at the same time our electric safety standards were in their early days. What is the number one electrical safety problem that I find in almost all of these old homes? By a huge margin, ungrounded 3-prong outlets (AKA receptacles) land on top.

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