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Create a Better Allen Wrench Set
Don’t throw away those miscellaneous allen wrenches. Instead, use the to create a customized- and better- set of allen wrenches.
Ask the Home Inspector: Can I Join ABS to PVC?
My Beef With Fiberglass Batts
Nuisance Tripping at AFCI Circuit Breakers
Ask the Home Inspector: What Causes Banging Pipes?
Everything You Should Know About Water Heater Maintenance
Best Method For Digging Trenches
Digging trenches without destroying the look of a lawn doesn't have to be complicated. Learn...
Most Common Home Inspection Defects
Got a home inspection coming up? Read this story to learn about which areas of...
The Problems With Stapling Shingles
Staples may be the most convenient way to attach staples to a roof, but they're...
Why Are Exposed Light Bulbs In Closets Such A Fire Hazard?
A home inspector explains why exposed light bulbs in closets are a major electrical hazards
Houses Never “Need Cosmetic Updates”
A home inspector explains what real estate agents actually mean when they say a home "...
Prevent Ladder Scratches With This Simple Tip
A home inspector shares a super simple trick that will prevent a ladder from scratching...
The Problem of Poorly Insulated Eaves at Old Houses
A home inspector shares his thoughts on why poorly insulated eaves can be a major problem
Misconceptions Around Carbon Monoxide
A home inspector debunks several of the myths surrounding carbon monoxide
Is Too Much Snow On A Roof A Problem?
How much snow on a roof is too much snow? Learn the answer from a home inspector
Bonding Gas Piping
When it comes to people, ‘potential’ is a good thing. When it comes to gas piping, not so much.
Should Bath Fan Ducts Be Made From Metal Or Plastic?
A home inspector shares hs opinion on whether or not bath fan ducts should be...
Aluminum Branch Circuit Wiring
Is aluminum wiring dangerous? The answer is yes. A long-time home inspector will tell you...
The Most Common Garage Door Opener Issues
Our resident home inspector goes into the most common garage door opener issues that plague...
A New Attic Problem with New Construction Homes
A home inspector takes a look at a new, increasingly common problem with attic construction...
Bedroom Ceiling Height and Floor Area Requirements For 1.5-Story Homes
Confused by the ceiling height and floor area requirements for bedrooms in 1-1/2-story homes?...
Melted Vinyl Siding Caused By Reflected Sunlight
Melting vinyl siding is a rare problem, but it does happen. Learn from a home...
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Stone Siding Installation Defects
Stone siding may be all the rage these days, but it does bring with it...
Troubleshooting a Leaking Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve
Leaking temperature and pressure relief (TPR) valves is a common problem. Learn how to troubleshoot...
Lead Water Lines: A Home Inspector’s Perspective
How does lead get into water supplies? A home inspector explains
Organize Your Garage With Pegboard
Turns out, home inspectors have some pretty solid ideas when it comes to how you...