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 Emergency Egress Window ? | Home inspection Bellevue Seattle Everett Many older homes have attic spaces which later become bedroom areas. These remodeling jobs are typically completed without appropriate permits or building jurisdiction (code) inspection. Among the common deficiencies are a lack...
03/13/2011
Problem Electrical Connection | Home Inspection Bellevue Everett SeattleThe service wire for this home has electrical tape wrapped around the wire from the electrical connection at the service panel up the wire approximately 3-4". The history of this electrical connection and the reason for the e...
03/07/2011
Dual Purpose Gas Piping Bellevue Seattle Everett The gas piping in the mechanical-utility room had been modified to supply gas to a new on demand water heater. Although the workmanship appeared OK, the pipes ran almost 12" below the ceiling and at a skewed angle to miss a light fixture. The pipes...
03/01/2011
A Very Slow Shower Leak At a recent inspection of a FNMA owned home in the Bellevue, Everett, Seattle area, I noticed a prior drywall repair to the Kitchen ceiling. There was a substantial amount of cosmetic repairs recently completed including new paint. The shower was run for approximately 15 m...
02/24/2011
Unbalanced Heating System This 1960's home located in the Bellevue, Washington area has an excellent 90 percent efficiency furnace. The heating distribution system appears to be be very unbalanced as the bedroom areas had minimal heat gain. When inspecting the crawlspace, I found the heating syst...
02/09/2011
Garage Slab Failure | Home Inspections Everett Bellevue Seattle The garage slab of this 40 +- year old home has cracked and settled approximately 6" towards the rear of the garage of this Everett, Bellevue, Seattle area house. My assumption is that this garage slab failure is due to a combination...
01/22/2011
Why so much shaking ? | Home Inspections Bellevue-Seattle-Everett Hergert Inspection LLC About Hergert Inspection Contact Hergert Inspection Washington State Inspector License 619 WSDA Structural Pest Inspector license 79988 Over 25 years new home construction experience Custom Reports including ...
01/19/2011
Improper Chimney Flashing | Home Inspections Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Hergert Inspection LLC About Hergert Inspection Contact Hergert Inspection Washington State Inspector License 619 WSDA Structural Pest Inspector license 79988 Over 25 years new home construction experience Custom Reports includ...
01/19/2011
Wind Driven Rain | Home Inspections Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Hergert Inspection LLC About Hergert Inspection Contact Hergert Inspection Washington State Inspector License 619 WSDA Structural Pest Inspector license 79988 Over 25 years new home construction experience Custom Reports including digit...
01/17/2011
Crawl-space hazard | Home Inspection  Seattle - Bellevue- Everett Hergert Inspection LLC About Hergert Inspection Contact Hergert Inspection Washington State Inspector License 619 WSDA Structural Pest Inspector license 79988 Over 25 years new home construction experience Custom Reports including ...
01/13/2011
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