Electrical Wiring should be performed by Licensed Electricians!

As a Home Inspector, I look at a tremendous amount of issues in a days time. One phase of a home inspection is the Electrical system and sometimes I find very unusual repairs and installations. As seen in this photo improper wiring of an exterior outlet /light fixture was found and the evidence of Non-Professional wiring.. read more →

Roof Valley that collects water

An important part of a Home Inspection covers the envelope of the structure. The roof is the 1st line of defense and can allow a multitude of other issues. Homeowners sometimes feel that they or someone in the family can do such repairs but often they can make it worse. Here is a photo of one.. read more →

Peek a Boo in the crawlspace!

Crawlspaces are always an area that concerns everyone especially for a Home Inspector. Did you know that  there are home inspectors that do NOT enter a crawlspace? Did you know that there are those home inspectors that actually send others into a crawlspace to take photos that are NOT trained or “licensed” to tell you.. read more →

New use for Aluminum Foil

One thing about being a home inspector is that you see it all. Repairs, ideas that just don’t exactly work and sometime repairs that are made correctly. Here is another repair made that doesn’t seem to hold water! If you have a leaking sink drain just wrap aluminum foil around it and perhaps that will.. read more →

New Shower Head Support

Home owners sometimes develop strange methods of repair for numerous issues. One area I see this is plumbing issues in houses and in this photo we see another attempt to deal with a problem! Here in the photo someone decided that a plastic bottle cut and forced under the shower head is just what they.. read more →