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November 3, 2017
A dirty humidifier found during a home inspection

Indoor Air Quality

Here’s a situation which could easily be avoided. This dirty humidifier pad allows the return air to pick up dirt and mold spores. Humidifier pads should […]
October 10, 2017
Water damage that cannot be seen during a home inspection

Water Damage

Here’s an example of some basement wetness caused by a plumbing leak. While the carpet was wet, the wall appeared dry to the touch. The infrared […]
August 3, 2017
Deadly carbon monoxide leak discovered during a home inspection

Carbon Monoxide

This furnace failed its carbon monoxide test. Unsafe levels were found in the house air which indicated a crack or hole in the heat exchanger. The […]
July 23, 2017
An old hot water boiler is hazardous

Hot Water Boiler

Here is a photo of a 50+ year cast iron old hot water boiler with the face plate removed. Occaisionally you’ll see a unit like this […]
July 20, 2017
A hoarder's house during a home inspection

Visual Inspection

Occasionally I run into a home where someone hasn’t thrown anything away in years. These are the types of situations you hear about on the news. […]
July 17, 2017
Flat roofing commercial property inspections

Flat Roofing

This is a flat ballasted EPDM roof. It is a rubber membrane held down with small rocks used primarily in commercial applications. The roofing itself is […]
July 10, 2017
faulty aluminum wiring discovered during a home inspection

Aluminum Wiring

On the left you can see some silver colored wiring. This is aluminum wiring and is highly dangerous. Aluminum wiring generally is found in homes built […]
July 4, 2017
Leaky sliding door found during a home inspection

Leaky Sliding Door

One critical area for home inspectors to check is where sliding doors meet exterior decks. Leakage is all too common. In this case the subfloor had […]
June 27, 2017
Termites found during a home inspection

Termites

Here’s an interesting situation where termites had been tunneling behind the drywall paper. It was a small bubbling at the drywall. Further investigation revealed extensive termite […]
June 23, 2017
Mold found in an attic during a mold inspection

Moldy Attic

Mold growing at the underside of attic sheathing is an all too common problem. This is generally caused by excessive humidity in the attic and a […]
June 22, 2017
a leaky roof found during a home inspection

Leaking Roof Flashing

This chimney showed signs of recent drywall repair. When repairs have been made just prior to the inspection the question in the buyers mind is has […]