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Every day, across the country, hundreds of home are inspected by our employees in the field. We believe it's important to recognize the work they do, and to allow you to become more familiar with the inspector you may encounter. Meet Douglas Horton, Building Consultant and Home Inspector from ou...
06/04/2012
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While conducting an inspection within a crawlspace, I came across several very large tree roots navigating their way across the open, debris laden, dirt floor. When first spotted, I immediately thought of a very large octopus, or some kind of monster from a high tech 21st century movie! The home...
06/04/2012
Every day hundreds of homes across the USA are inspected by our employee inspectors. We want to recognize the work they do and allow you to become more familiar with the U.S. Inspect home inspectors you may encounter. Meet Jerry Arnold from our Houston, Texas area inspection team! Tell our audien...
05/27/2012
We are always soliciting our field employees to let us know when they are called upon to inspect what we would classify as a Unique Property. We then feature that property on this blog, calling attention to it's cool attributes. If you've followed this blog for any length of time, I think you'll ...
05/04/2012
One of the challenges builders and homeowners face when trying to direct surface or rain water from the perimeter of the home is how to pipe it away without digging ditches, creating trip hazards, traveling under concrete, or utilizing solutions that are just plain UGLY, with exposed piping lying...
04/14/2012
Answer: Questionable Installation; Structural Evaluation Needed. If that beam is as twisted as the picture makes it look, it was a very good decision to have a home inspection scheduled before proceeding with this purchase. This issue can now be dealt with before the closing. What you’re looking...
03/16/2012
Check out this Ultimate Home Seller's Checklist! My co-worker Chrissy put this together. As an inspector I totally appreciate this kind of information being given to sellers! Very cool Chrissy. Makes my job so much easier and able to focus on the real issues!There are many resources out there for...
03/07/2012
ANSWER:  Multiple Electrical Hazards -"Put both hands in the air and walk backwards slowly!" Let's get serious. It goes without saying that water and electricity don't mix. EVER. What you may not have noticed yet is that this particular electrical panel is a Federal Pacific Electrical Panel (FPE...
03/02/2012
Answer: Too High and Just Plain Wrong How likely are you to find a bathroom vent fan switch positioned at the ceiling? Hmm, not too likely--and unless you're over 6-foot tall, you're probably just as unlikely to use it! It is probably clear even to a novice that this switch location is improper,...
02/17/2012
Answer: Serious Breach At Crawlspace - Look very closely at the top center of the picture and you will begin to notice a disconnected venting pipe. Understand, this is an active exhaust vent for a gas fired, hot water boiler heating system. Further scan the photograph and you will notice charred...
02/03/2012
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