• March

      15

      2021
    • 56
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    Range Hood Venting

    Most range hoods are designed to either vent to the outside through a duct or recirculate back into the home through a filter. Outside is preferable because it allows the evidence of those charred French fries or scorched broccoli, and other things that can set off your smoke detector, to be moved out of the

    • December

      8

      2020
    • 153
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    Attention to Detail Now Saves Disappointment Later

    During an inspection of a 35-year-old home, I found unconventional repairs to floor joists in the crawl space. I found joists cut near the girder, and short sections of LVL beams attached to offer support.  When a floor joist is cut, typically the correct repair to ensure structural stability is to attach a full-length joist

    • October

      5

      2019
    • 463
    • 0

    Don’t Wave Bye to a Home Inspection.

    Here are two reasons why you shouldn’t wave (bye)/waive a home inspection. See what I did there with wave and waive? That’s called a double entendre if you’re keeping score at home. 1. You Can Avoid Costly Surprises There’s no way to know the true condition of a property until you get a home inspection.

    • February

      19

      2019
    • 595
    • 0

    Where Old Man Winter and Rain Like to Do their Damage.

    Take advantage of the milder weather this next week. Has Old Man Winter and the relentless rain we’ve had the last few weeks done any damage to your home? Go through the list below to see if your home and yard need any mending. Gutter and Downspouts Regularly clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure all drainage

    • February

      6

      2019
    • 1121
    • 0

    3 Common Vinyl Siding Mistakes and How To Correct Them.

    I inspected a home recently that had its vinyl siding installed incorrectly.   As with any product, it must be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions so that it will provide long lasting aesthatic pleasure and be covered under warranty.  Some of the more common defects that I find with vinyl siding are improper clearance

    • October

      15

      2018
    • 1046
    • 0

    Searching for Clues: Underground Oil Storage Tanks

    Do you know that today’s kids still watch Scooby Do0? I remember watching the animated who-done-it show when I was a kid. It featured a quartet of teenage amateur detectives and their loyal, talking dog, Scooby-Doo, solving mysteries during each episode. One of the catchphrases the protagonist, Fred Jones (I bet you didn’t know he

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