Inspection Pictures

Learn to Identify Your Roof Slate Today!

By |2020-07-25T19:21:30-07:00July 25th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

There are many different types of roof slate across the countries these days and each with very different qualities and characteristics. Knowing the kind and age of your roof slate can prevent you from as small possible rip-off from repair to something as big as safety issues!  To judge the quality of your slate, simply

The Importance of Ledger Connections in Deck Building

By |2020-07-21T06:09:00-07:00July 20th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

Do you know that one of our worst nightmares ----- deck collapses is mostly caused by a ledger pulling away from rim joists? To adhere a ledger to a rim joist from the house, we usually choose lag screws or through-bolts. Namely, the usage of through-bolts demands accesses to rim joist back-side. This means occasionally

Zinsco Panel, Home Inspectors’ Bad news

By |2020-07-28T19:39:36-07:00July 7th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

Zinsco Electric Panel, what is it, and why we recommend the client to have a Certified Electrician to evaluate it? These panels in a simple word are Obsolete. You cannot find any newer version of it since the 1970s. Besides, based on Expert opinion, Zinsco Panels produced 30 years ago are not safe to use

What is Anchor Bolt and the Usage of it in Houses?

By |2020-07-28T19:40:21-07:00July 6th, 2020|Inspection Pictures|

What is Anchor Bolt? An anchor bolt is a type of fastener designed to connect a house wood component to a concrete surface. It means you will see it between the foundation wall (a concrete component of the house) and the Sill plate (a wood component of the house). It is obvious home builders use

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

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