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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 →

New Construction Inspection?

Many people think that just because your having a new house built you don’t need a home inspection. Well that could be further from the truth. Building officials will not spend the time like we do inspecting your property and in turn a lot of issues may not be detected. Here is an example of.. read more →

NEW ROOF! No problems?

During the inspection today was told that the roof had new shingles and so should not have any problems. Installation is key to anything and especially new shingles. Here is an example of over driven nails used by a pneumatic nailer.  Every area had the same problem and the nails were not sealed.  If you.. 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 →