Open Loop Hot Water Systems
What should we say about these systems? Do you ever get those anxiety dreams at night? The ones where the train is coming for you and the lights are bearing down but you can’t get off the tracks because your muscles respond like molasses. That…
What is a 1-hour Firewall?
Understanding Fire Resistant Sheetrock Sheetrock is the building material used to make walls and ceilings in almost all new construction; it is the material that replaced the old lath and plaster technique which lost favor due to the relative cost savings of sheetrock. Sheetrock is…
The 3 Most Common Reasons a Home Inspection Report Kills the Deal
Understand the bones of a house As you know, one of the many difficult parts of being a home inspector is delivering bad news. Nobody enjoys delivering bad news. But when you are hired to evaluate the condition of a building for a prospective home…
Dating Bradford White Hot Water Heaters
Find the date in serial numbers As a home inspector, you are constantly on display for your clients while you are performing a home inspection. So while your clients are looking to you as their expert, there is no more embarrassing feeling than being unable to…
Is Mold Beyond the Scope of a Home Inspection?
Moisture problems in a home When I run into a moisture problem inside a home, one of the more common questions I get from my clients is: “is this mold harmful to my health?” While this is excellent question it is impossible for a home…
Exterior Door Inspection: Will These Doors leak? A Closer Look at Hinges, Thresholds and Sweeps.
Leaking Doors After ten years of inspecting in the rainy Pacific Northwest, I have concluded that there are only two kinds of exposed exterior doors around here: those that leak and those that are going to leak. While exceptions can be found, they are primarily…
- Anobiid Beetles
- Brick siding has great advantages
- Exterior door leaks
- Firewall safety
- House Inspection
- House Inspections
- Infrared camera in Home Inspection
- Limited pre-inspections
- Moisture problems in a home
- Open loop water systems
- ScribeWare system for great home inspection reports
- Water Pressure