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Who needs the ground wire anyway | Home Inspector Bellevue Seattle Everett While inspecting this 10 year old home in the Sammamish - Issaquah area, I noticed that the homeowner had installed a nice doggie door from the garage to the exterior. There were empty wiring holes at the adjacent studs. T...
10/06/2011
Stalled Draft at Furnace Flue | Home Inspections Bellevue Seattle Everett This home located in the Bellevue, Washington area was constructed in the 1950's. Since that time, it has been extensively remodeled and updated. The newer mid-efficiency furnace has a flue diameter of approximately 5". It ...
09/14/2011
Creative Flow Regulator | Home Inspection Seattle Bellevue Everett I'm not sure if this was an intentional condition or not. The ball is wedged into the downspout opening from the gutter. The holes in the ball will act as a flow regulator. The water from the gutter will slowly drain to the area b...
08/16/2011
Substantial Real Estate Listing Error | Home Inspections Seattle Everett Bellevue When I arrived at the home for the inspection, I noticed a broken side sewer location stake lying near a large tree at the front yard. The house was built in the 1970's. The street in front of this home had recently...
08/16/2011
Electrical Service Wire Overheating| Home Inspector Seattle Bellevue Everett This home located in suburban King County was built in 2005. During the Home Inspection, I found that one of the primary power service wires to each of the (2) panels indicated overheating. The temperature measured 110 d...
07/13/2011
What is wrong with this remodeling project ?| Home Inspector Seattle Bellevue Everett This home in Snohomish County was built in 1995 + and is bank owned. There is no prior owner available to answer questions or provide disclosure. It is obvious that the floorplan was changed since original const...
07/12/2011
Why a leaking wastle line ? | Home Inspector Seattle Bellevue Everett While in the crawlspace of this home, I found a puddle of moisture below the waste line from the floor 2 main bathroom. Going back thru the bathroom, there were no visible leaks.  If the toilet or tub drains were leaking, there...
05/11/2011
A Blown Glass Seal ? | Home Inspector Bellevue Seattle Everett I was hired to inspect a home that was under-construction and abandoned. It was close to "ready for framing/enclosure inspection". There were leaks at almost every West facing door and window. Moisture was visible inside at numerous l...
04/06/2011
Galvanized Water Pipes; just like a clogged artery ! | Home Inspections Bellevue Seattle Everett This (1) story home has new copper pipes throughout. When the new plumbing was installed, the contractor left the old galvanized pipes in the crawlspace which gave me a great photo opportunity. Galvan...
03/28/2011
A Better Mouse-trap | Home Inspector Bellevue Seattle Everett During Home Inspections, I find varying levels of property condition and safety. I find some homes with every possible outlet covered with outlet protectors while other homes will have the outlets exposed with no cover-plate.  Many of ...
03/14/2011
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