Green Building Reference Guide

Our planet is changing, and many of us around the world are changing how and what we choose to build with.  Green, eco-co-conscious building is gaining ground every day. Implementing sustainable methods and materials new and old alike have a positive effect locally and globally.  Recycled materials as well as Read more…

Pool Safety Information

Do you have a swimming pool?  Be sure to keep your family and neighbors safe with a propper barrier from children. Each year, thousands of American families suffer swimming pool tragedies—drownings and near-drownings of young children. The majority of deaths and injuries in pools and spas involve young children ages Read more…

This is Why We Teach!

We just wrapped up our twenty first Home Inspection Fundamentals class (whew!) and I was going over our student’s exit surveys. Thank you for choosing SOPHI Greg. was a pleasure to have you in class. What would help to make this class more effective? “I wouldn’t change a thing. I can’t Read more…

4th of July Safety

 Independence Day is just a few days away!  Summer holidays are hot and fun. Many people have the day off to barbecue, lounge near the pool, lake or beach. Most Americans do not think the day is complete without the magical, colorful, booming tradition of fireworks. The use of fireworks Read more…

Septic System Maintenance

Septic systems can be a great alternative to traditional sewer systems.  They are more economical, highly efficient, and simply designed. If you have a septic system, make sure you know how to properly maintain it. Absorption Field Never drive over the absorption field with cars, trucks, or heavy equipment. Always Read more…

Mold Prevention For Your Home

Mold can cause serious problems in the health of your home as well as you and your family’s physical health. The 21st century has brought us vast improvements in preventing our homes from being infiltrated by extreme amounts of mold, dust, and moisture. Many homes that seem mold free at Read more…