Monthly Archives: June 2020

Garage Door Maintenance Checklist

By |2020-06-30T18:34:14-07:00June 30th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

All homeowners use garage doors almost every day and for the proper operation, they should consider regular maintenance, like monthly maintenance checkups.   Check for any Cracks or Damages on Door, cracks, and damages on the door could affect its performance and could be a safety hazard, recommend a regular visual inspection on both sides

Windows with Broken Seal and foggy Appearance

By |2020-06-25T19:48:09-07:00June 25th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

Introduction Sometimes during an inspection, we come across foggy windows with the broken seal inside of the glass and put them in our report for further evaluation. While home inspection standards of practice exclude the identification of failed seals, we typically refer it to a licensed glass contractor to evaluate and repair if needed. First,

Safety and Maintenance Notes about Water Heater (WH)

By |2020-06-23T19:17:58-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

In this blog, I want to provide a brief checklist for water heater safety and Maintenance tips: Safety: Temperature Pressure Relief (TPR) valve is installed properly (5 to 6 inches away from the floor, not capped and not threaded at the end) Vent Pipe is Installed Properly (for Gas WH) Seismic Straps are installed on

What is GFCI receptacle, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter?

By |2020-06-22T18:28:57-07:00June 22nd, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

I am sure lots of you see GFCI receptacle or have it in your house, but surprisingly only 20 percent of people I worked with were aware of that and its purpose. As a result, I decided to talk about it in this short blog, because, in an inspection process, this is one of the

What you should know about Attic Maintenance?

By |2020-06-17T20:51:05-07:00June 17th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

In simple words, an attic is a physical space between your ceiling and outer roof, built with wood components mostly. As inspectors, we look for any water damage, condensation (the conversion of a vapor or gas to a liquid), and moisture in the attic area, plus any structural damage. How water can penetrate your attic?

Water Drainage Systems – Downspout

By |2020-06-15T16:43:17-07:00June 15th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

Downspouts are a vertical component in the Water Drainage System that is connected to Gutters on the roof to direct water from roof to ground. But what is a problem in these photos? They are all connected and in good condition, only one concern which is important for water drainage systems and homeowners. Leaving downspout

Asphalt Roll Roof, How to install, Service life

By |2020-06-12T18:03:51-07:00June 12th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

This is an Asphalt Roll Roof, the reason people call it a rolling roof because when you buy it, it comes like a roll. The materials are made of an organic felt sheet or mat, asphalt, and faced with granular stone aggregate. Installation is with flames and melted asphalt so you should have heavy-duty gloves

What is Honeycomb in Concrete Walls?

By |2020-06-12T16:17:47-07:00June 11th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

This foundation wall in front of me has honeycomb. It occurs when concrete starts to break down into pieces.  We typically find them in crawl space components, like Foundation wall, Footings, Concrete Columns, Beams, and Slabs in a house with Slab on Grade foundation. Why sometimes we consider honeycomb a Defect or Concern? When the

Solid Aluminium Wiring

By |2020-06-10T22:32:33-07:00June 10th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

How much do you know about Solid Aluminium Wiring? Between 1965 and 1972 houses were wired with Aluminum instead of Copper. Do not get me wrong! We still use Aluminium Wiring in our Residential Electrical Systems but only the Stranded type, the second picture with the green circle. The problem is Solid Aluminium Wire which

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