It Pays to Look Under!

Recently performing an inspection I was checking the AC unit and searching for the AC Disconnect and I found it! Notice the condition of the Disconnect and the electrical hazards in the same location. This was found under the cantilevered section of a room addition and is a serious issue. Sometimes you have to search to find what is needed and here I found more than I bargained for.  Defects can not only cost you.. read more →

The land down under isn’t always referring to another country!

  When I was a building and remodeling contractor I always took special interest in the crawlspace because I knew that someday I might have to crawl into that crawlspace. As a home inspector  we usually find everything including a kitchen sink in the crawlspace. Old appliances, furnaces, water heaters, building supplies, insects, animals including remains. Entering a crawlspace is never the most pleasant part especially if you also see glass, nails or other items.. read more →

Inspecting a crawlspace that you cant enter!

PROVIEW Professional Home Inspections provide FPV as part of our inspection that our clients can be well informed! read more →

Experience is Important!

Growing up in construction my whole life and also being a contractor for many years brings with it “experience”. Building new homes or completed restoration of Victorian homes gave me a lot of understanding of the methods used by the old timers and also keeping up to date with building standards serves me to have the knowledge of current building standards and practices. Licensed and also InterNACHI certified requires more education that may be required by the.. read more →

Roll Roofing Can Cause UpHill Struggle

Roll roofing has its problems, but when you add tree limbs, weather and poor installation it can cause a home owner a real struggle. As a home inspector I check the roof structure and roof covering. If the envelope of the house is sacrificed then it’s just a matter of time other items or components will share in that failure. PROVIEW Professional Home Inspections has 18yrs in the inspection industry and over 47 yrs in the.. read more →

Ice Dams – Int’l Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)

It’s never a pleasant time to deal with this issue. This article will help you understand what Ice dams are and house too correct problems that create this problem. Source: Ice Dams – Int’l Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) read more →

7 Things Your Home Inspector Wishes You Knew – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Here is a GREAT article for Sellers and Buyers. This information can help the inspection go smoothly. read more →

HUD, FHA Urge Home Inspections

Starting Sept. 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is including a mandate that instructs lenders to inform borrowers when they first meet to get a home inspection prior to purchas Source: HUD, FHA Urge Home Inspections read more →

Dryer Vent Hood Issue

Recently on a Home Inspection found this dryer vent hood that makes you sit back and wonder. Most likely the person did this to stop perhaps birds from entering but what a fire hazard. If the flapper doesn’t operate get a new vent hood but never do this.   read more →