ATTICS CAN HIDE MORE THAN YOU KNOW

As a home inspector my job is to inform my clients of defects, safety issues and maintenance issues that they need to address. Defects can be minor or major but one things for sure is that you need to know about them. Attics never is a place anyone likes to spend time in but during.. read more →

Electrical wiring in question…

A sure tail sign of amateur workmanship is this, Non-metallic cable passed through knock-outs in the main electrical service panel which had no bushing installed. Bushings are electrical connectors designed to protect conductors where they pass through sheet metal. Without bushings, the sharp edges of sheet metal may damage the conductors. Bushings also include clamps which.. read more →

Why do I have stains on my wall?

Moisture stains on interior walls always give us glues on whats going on above, outside walls or the floor area. Here is an example of the exterior wall that has siding but the siding is not properly sealed and the siding is loose is areas. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth it’s weight in.. read more →

Dishwasher and Venting

The dishwasher is a fantastic piece of equipment but like anything else, unless it is maintained and installed properly they will not perform as hoped. during the process of an inspection, we run the dishwasher in order to make sure the component is operating correctly. Not all home inspectors do this but this is our.. read more →

Moisture Intrusion isn’t just about roofing.

Moisture intrusion is always a concern for any homeowner and here is an example of one problem I find in older homes.  Someone had a new roof installed but never installed drip edge, and the siding has pulled away from the roof which now is allowing moisture intrusion issues for the homeowner. This could have been.. read more →