Buying a home is not just about the sale price & closing costs. Many people fail to account for the cost of home maintenance when crafting their home buying budget.  Budgeting for home maintenance can be as much as $100 – $200 a month. (source: As a homeowner, it’s super important to ensure you prioritize home repair items to get maximum value, and maybe even allow for funds left over for the fun, aesthetic upgrades you want to do.

As many of you know, Dunsing Inspections performs real estate inspections. Typically that means someone is buying a property and they hire us to inspect it to ensure they have all the information they need to make an educated purchase decision.

Did you know that Dunsing Inspections can also help existing homeowners trouble shoot home maintenance issues? Consider this scenario. You’re having issues with water intrusion. The roofer says it’s the windows. The window company says it’s the siding. The siding company says it’s the roof. What on earth should you do? Good news, you’ve “got a guy”! Dunsing Inspections can help. In this scenario, thermal imaging might be just what you need to identify exactly where the water is coming from.

You know the best part? Our advice is completely unbiased because we aren’t trying to sell you a new roof or new windows. We are simply interested in helping you solve the problem.

Our services can also be super helpful to home owners associations. We’ve been able to help numerous condo associations pinpoint the exact issues in common areas, thus helping them maximize tight budgets & minimize assessment fees to owners.

Ways We Can Help

Thermal imaging is just one of many ancillary services we can offer to home owners. Other services include:

  • Radon Testing
  • Sewer Surveys
  • Chimney Flue Scans
  • Mold Testing
  • Moisture Intrusion Investigation (goes beyond thermal imaging)
  • Pre-listing inspections

Homeownership is fun & exciting….and can also be a little scary. Surround yourself with professionals who can offer the advice you need to maximize the fun and minimize the scary. Check out all things Dunsing at

Content provided by Women Belong member Kristin Marsden