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City Highlights Series: Port Sanilac, MI

By Thumb Home Inspection LLC

Home inspector conducting a home inspection in Port Sanilac, MI.
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Port Sanilac, MI History:

The village of Port Sanilac was originally a lumberjack settlement called “Bark Shanty”. In the end of the 1840’s, (now) Port Sanilac then organized and built its first sawmill, schoolhouse, and general store. In 1854, a post office was built for Bark Shanty. It was in 1857 that the name Bark Shanty was changed to Port Sanilac. Sanilac comes from the name of a native American Chief of the Wyandotte tribe.


Port Sanilac is a popular destination for Scuba Divers, due to the Sanilac Shores Underwater Preserve, which is home to preserved shipwrecks in Lake Huron.


Port Sanilac, MI Geography:

Port Sanilac is located in the “thumb of Michigan”. The village of Port Sanilac is small, a total area of 0.8 square miles. Port Sanilac Harbor is located on Lake Huron, thirty miles north of Port Huron.


Port Sanilac MI Homes, Buildings, Property Structures, & Home Inspections:

Port Sanilac offers homebuyers a variety of different styles of homes to purchase. There are historic homes, beach houses, modern homes and more. For homebuyers or home sellers of historic homes, it is important to include an asbestos and lead inspection during their home inspection. For modern homes, it is encouraged that the home owners or home buyers include a radon and mold inspection during their home inspection.


With Port Sanilac having such a rich history there is a variety of buildings, properties, houses, and homes it has to offer. Each home and house has its unique challenges when doing a home inspection. Your home inspector should be well versed in the different kinds of homes, buildings, property, and houses in the area. When doing a home inspection your home inspector should be thoroughly checking mold, radon, water testing, sewer line, lead, asbestos, pests, pool/spa, structural engineering, structure components, roof, plumbing, electrical, foundation, well water, well, septic, and more where applicable. Not every house, home, building, and property will need the home inspector to perform all of these inspections. Your home inspector should do these inspections only when necessary. But whether on a lakefront property of Port Sanilac or in the country side of Port Sanilac, your home inspector should be well qualified to do home inspections.


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