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Everything You Should Know About Water Heater Maintenance
Most people don’t do any type of maintenance on their water heaters, period. But according to this home inspector, they really should.
Best Method For Digging Trenches
Most Common Home Inspection Defects
The Problems With Stapling Shingles
Why Are Exposed Light Bulbs In Closets Such A Fire Hazard?
Houses Never “Need Cosmetic Updates”
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...
What Causes Banging Pipes?
Learn more about the causes of banging pipes
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...
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...
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