My search for an out-of-state home inspector

- After looking through enough web sites,  it becomes hard to compare all of that. .  Also, none of this stuff tells me the person is a good home inspector; it just tells me they are qualified to be a good home inspector ..More

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Artificial Firelogs – Bad For Your Fireplace?

- Artificial Firelogs are cheaper.  Unless you split your own logs and your time is worth nothing, artificial firelogs give you far more flame for your buck. ..More

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Inspecting Permanent Wood Foundations

- The obvious stuff.  Gutters and proper downspout extensions are also important.  Any time this stuff is wrong, it should be a red flag.  The soils around a wood foundation must slope away from the house at a 5% grade for a distance of a least ten feet. ..More

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What good is a 100 amp electric service?

-  I don’t find much in-between those two. . At nearly every home inspection, I find one of two things:  either the electric service is outdated and obviously too small, such as the 30 amp service pictured at right, or the service has been upgraded or over-sized and is plenty large enough for the home ..More

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Why the relief valve at the water heater is leaking, and what to do about it

-  When the pressure builds up enough, the T&P relief valve on the water heater just does it’s job and relieves the excess pressure by leaking a little water.  As the water heater heats the water, it expands, which builds up pressure in what is now essentially a closed system. . What would happen if a one-way valve, or check valve, was installed on the water supply piping for the house?  The water wouldn’t have anywhere to go ..More

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