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Condos / HOASalt Lake and Utah Counties
- exterior is owned by HOA
Smaller single familyLess than 3000 sq ft
- Smaller home, better price
Larger Single Family3000+ sq ft
Mama's big mansionover 4000 sq ft
- $0.11 /sq ft. Congrats on the house!
As per our rather bold claim to be the area’s most highly recommended inspector – and most widely published home inspector anywhere ever, here are our thoughts:
First, the words “you come highly recommended” happen a lot. Realtors who know, refer us. Family members do the same. It’s fun being in a business where everybody else toots your horn – so we don’t have to.
Now to the pubs thing: It might be a bit difficult to prove that we have more publications than someone else, because the definition of “publication” may vary. For example, is TV a publication? If so, then that Holmes guy may win the prize. Are the founders of Nachi.org and Ashi (home inspector certifying organizations) home inspectors? If so, they definitely win. The number of publications done by NACHI is enormous and so very helpful to the entire world of home inspectors. NACHI is awesome but they’re probably too busy with their own business to consider themselves to be home inspectors.
So if the word “publications” means widely read articles, Garth might just have the title. Garth has about 40 articles published on one of the world’s largest news web sites (KSL.com) with over a half million hits. If five books count, or if about a half dozen articles in major newspapers count, or if hundreds of podcasts and Youtube vids count, then we’re right there. If you or someone you know is more published than that, let us know. Then we’ll just lay claim to being the home inspector with the dirtiest socks – it’s all good.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Crossroads Engineers
5 The most highly recommended home inspector in Utah
4 Most widely published home inspector*
3 Home inspector since 1993
2 Certified meth decontamination specialist since 2009
1 Registered structural engineer
Oh – 1 more reason:
We actually want you there at the home inspection!
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Sprinkler systems are supposed to be a reduction of your headaches, but sometimes they cause more issues than any pill can fix.
If your furnace doesn’t get regular maintenance, things get ugly. A poorly maintained furnace can bleed your wallet like a toilet flushing stacks of $20 bills. Oh – and when things go for too much time? That’s when you have a crack in the burn chamber and your family gets carbon monoxide added gently to the air they breathe.
Furnace flues, fireplace flues, water heater flues. One thing they have in common? They all are supposed to be the exit ramp for carbon monoxide to leave the home. If they’re in good condition, you’re golden. If not? Let’s just say that things get dangerous.
Got too much money? Wish you could flush more of it away? Just ignore some of the furnace filter you learn in this podcast, and you’ll be sending so much of your money to the utility company that your excessive money problems can be solved pronto!
We all have heating systems – whether it be a gas forced air furnace, a boiler system, solar, or a lump of coal in the basement. Having a warm home is great, but paying the big bill for it at the end of the month sucks. Poor maintenance can also result in dangerous conditions that can send your family to the hospital – or the morgue. Learn how to make the most of your comfort level while keeping that bill down.
The Home Medic explains how to keep your money in your wallet and your family out of the hospital with a few simple tips on heating system maintenance
You gotta love a good air conditioning system. It feels good to come in out of a 100 degree day into a comfortable home that you can just relax in. But if you don’t have your system running like it should? The bill you get will heat you up more than the outdoor temps ever could. There are a number of simple things you can do to keep your cooling bill down. Whether you condition your air with central air systems, with a swamp cooler, or with something as crude as a fan and a wet towel, learn what to do to maximize your comfort and minimize the money bleed at the end of the month.
Got asbestos? It’s more likely than you might think. Asbestos was often used with furnaces and duct work. The Home Medic explains what to look for and what to do when you find asbestos in yourHVAC system
Electrical plugs and GFCI plugs in your home are often forgotten. Plug something in, and if it works life is good – you keep moving. But what when it’s miswired? When it sparks? When there is heat in the wire or the outlet? What should a homeowner look for to make sure the wiring and plugs are OK?
Roof leaks: they always happen when you can least deal with them. Sometimes attic water entry happens during a rain storm, other times from snow or ice. Ice damming can damage your shingles, force water into the attic, and cause leaks and mold inside your home. Often you can’t get onto your roof in the winter to fix these kinds of things, so you just have to deal with the mold and medical bills that result.
The Home Medic explains how to keep your money in your wallet and your family out of the hospital. He describes the simple tasks you can do to protect your castle, and the red flags you should watch for.
What do you need to know about the insulation in your attic? If it’s off your radar, it could be costing you plenty.
If you don’t have enough, it will cost you. If it’s uneven, it will cost you. If raccoons, mice, squirrels and snakes are turning your insulation into Swiss cheese, it will cost you. And did you know your insulation could have asbestos?
There are 1000 good reasons to get into your attic and learn the condition of things up there – but if you don’t do it safely, you could end up with a lung full of nasties. Or you could just land in the hospital.
The Home Medic explains how to keep your money in your wallet and your family out of the hospital with this insightful podcast on attics and insulation. It’s a good listen while you’re on your commute!