Plumbing boots sometimes need booted!

One of the common issues I see in Home Inspections would have to be “plumbing boot defects”. The roof system is your first line of defense from the outside elements and that should be a major focus for home owners during regular checkups. A plumbing vent pipe penetrates the roof in various area’s. Your home’s waste-disposal system has two components: the drainage system and the venting system. The venting system, also called plumbing vents, consists of.. read more →

Masonite Siding Lawsuit Claims

Follow this link to information concerning the issues with Masonite Siding.   read more →

Home Owner or Handy Man Repair?

It is always interesting to see how people spend time and money on making repairs that they DO NOT know how to repair. Here is a photo of a repair that someone thought would do the job and it did! The decking is damaged, the wood fascia damaged and the siding is in need of replacement. This is why home owners ALWAYS need to make sure they take care of problems and have a professional.. read more →

Water Heater and Furnace Issues!

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Whats that smell?

These caps are installed by the Plumber for the plumbing inspection. In this case the caps are still on years after the inspection and should be removed. Example of how it effects the plumbing: If you had a gallon jug full of water turned it upside down the water will struggle to go out due to the lack of airflow. It might gurgle because of not having sufficient air flow and in this case might.. read more →

Knob and Tube Wiring

PROVIEW Professional Home Inspections Knob-and-Tube Wiring Many times in older homes this type of wiring is found and usually I find that the clients were not aware of this type of wiring is still active either in the attic, crawlspace or attic. Here is some interesting information everyone should know. Facts About Knob-and-Tube Wiring: It is not inherently dangerous. The dangers from this system arise from its age, improper modifications, and situations where building insulation.. read more →

Wood Burner takes last tweet!

Recent inspection I found a dead bird laying at the door of the wood burner. Found his way in but always harder for them to find the way out. The home owner never new about it!  The exterior chimney now has a new cap with screen so this cannot happen again. read more →

4/7/2014 – Laundry Hamper Chute issue

  Laundry can be a real hassle to get it downstairs to a laundry room. These type of areas can also be a deadly area for small children or pets! If you have a small child or pet it is recommended that some form of protection be installed to stop easy access. Unless you are able to supervise your child in the laundry room at all times, the laundry door or access to the machines.. read more →