When to get your home foundation inspected

The foundation is one of the most important parts of the home, but most homeowners spend very little time thinking about their home foundation. In fact, it is probably something that you don’t think about at all. For the most part, this is understandable. The average person does not know very much about the home [...]

By |2017-01-26T03:46:43+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Home Inspections, Home Safety|0 Comments

Home Inspection Tips for this Fall

A home is a major investment, and while a home inspection is an obvious step when you go to purchase a home, most homeowners stop thinking about the value of this task after they move in. This is a big mistake. A home needs regular repairs and maintenance, and many of the issues will go [...]

By |2017-01-26T03:48:16+00:00September 29th, 2016|Home Inspections, Home Safety|0 Comments

Inspecting Drainage

Property drainage is often overlooked when buying a house. In a hill-side home or a house with a raised foundation, moisture intrusion is often visible under the house, as seen in these pictures of an Eagle Rock home. This foundation has been eroded and saturated with water for probably years. Water was mostly coming from flower [...]

By |2017-01-26T04:05:51+00:00April 19th, 2015|Home Inspections, Home Safety|0 Comments

After the Storm – The Perfect Time for a House Inspection

We certainly had our challenges in the Santa Clarita Valley last weekend during one of the worst rain storms southern California has experienced in decades.  There is nothing like a good downpour to bring out physical flaws in a home. Spring, which is fast approaching, is one of the busiest times of years for people [...]

By |2014-03-11T00:11:05+00:00March 11th, 2014|Home Inspections, Home Safety|0 Comments

Spotlight Spring Maintenance Priorities with a Home Inspection from a Qualified Building Inspector

Getting a home inspection from this particular Santa Clarita area building inspector can make a huge difference in your spring maintenance and cleaning.  Mike has been acknowledged more than once for his unique talent in working with the home owner's objectives in mind and helping to  show the way to achieve them. With the weather [...]

By |2013-03-15T21:34:09+00:00March 15th, 2013|General, Home Inspections, Home Safety|0 Comments

A Brief Look at Home Inspections: The Electrical System

Howson Inspections continues to serve Valencia, Frazier Park, Santa Clarita and nearby areas, and we have recently expanded with a location in Newhall. In this series of articles, we have already devoted some attention to the roof, and now we will take up one of the most beneficial and important safety aspects of the home, [...]

By |2013-01-15T00:39:59+00:00January 15th, 2013|General, Home Inspections, Home Safety|0 Comments