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Unexplained intermittent water intrusion explained

Intermittent water intrusion In our inspection business, we have used high resolution infrared technology since about 2005.  We are eat and sleep inspection junkies and amateur building scientists.  So…besides simple home inspections we receive and perform a...

Everything in this house will fail…at some point.

“Everything in this house will fail…at some point” is a modified version of the original “When things go wrong” from Carson Dunlop (https://www.carsondunlop.com/inspection/blog/when-things-go-wrong/).  I originally saw this article maybe 20 years ago and...

Mold

Mold has become a huge issue in the real estate game.  It was around before we were all born and even mentioned in the Holy Bible!  Mold is a loyal subject of the Kingdom Fungi.  But what the heck is it good for?  Well, unlike mosquitoes and fleas, it decays dead...

Washing machine hose failures

In 1989, Steve Vargo was a property manager for several 40 story luxury condominiums.  One average night, an owner on the 34th floor had a washing machine hose burst while they slept.  About 5 hours later, an owner on a floor much lower than Mr. 34th stepped onto wet...

What is an anti-tip bracket?

The allusive, some say useless, never-the-less a necessary part of your complete oven installation…why it’s the ANTI-TIP bracket!  This handy piece of metal prevents your oven from tipping over when a child climbs on the open door or a lot of weight is placed on the...

ABCs of GFCIs

”GFI” is slang for ”GFCI” an acronym for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.  These are the receptacles with the funny little buttons on the front of them that are pushed to test and reset the device.  They are a safety device to detect a ground fault or an imbalanced...