Long Island Home Inspection Blog

15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

by Nick Gromicko     The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.   1.  Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient household problems that you will […]

Roof and Drainage System Maintenance and Replacement

Roof and Drainage System Maintenance and Replacement by Michael Chotiner of The Home Depot   Roof assessments are among the most valuable observations a home inspector can provide for a prospective home buyer in the pre-purchase inspection report. Authoritative judgments about if and when a roof may need replacement can have a significant impact on […]

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

by Nick Gromicko, Ben Gromicko, and Kenton Shepard  Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves. […]

The truth about ice dams and icicles.

During my career as a certified home inspector on Long Island I often get questioned on ice dams so I will try to explain them as best as I can. While clogged gutters definitely don’t help they usually are not the main cause of ice dams. Ice dams form when the upper part of the […]