Home-buyers will often ask “what is a WDO inspection?”. WDO stands for Wood-Destroying Organisms. These are pests that can cause serious problems in the wooden structural components of a home. That’s why an infestation may go unnoticed until the damage is already extensive. Control measures include preventing insect entry by sealing holes and cracks and […]
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Improper Installation When we identify improper installation of a home’s system or fixture, we include it in the inspection report as a recommendation with photos (and video when applicable) and an explanation of who, what and why. For example, we might recommend to have a qualified professional repair the improper installation to restore proper functionality, […]
Wind Mitigation Inspection When purchasing a home in a coastal area, a buyer might be required to have some insurance inspections performed for the home purchase. This will likely prompt the question “What is a wind mitigation inspection?”. What Is It? In short, a wind mitigation inspection assesses the present features of the structure designed to […]
Four Point Inspections An important step in the home-buying process is getting the insurance inspections. Your insurance company may require certain types of insurance inspections. The two insurance inspections that are most common are the Four Point Inspection and the Wind Mitigation Inspection. A lot of people wonder “what is a Four Point Inspection?”. I’ll […]
People often ask me “what are the things that fail a home inspection?”. Well, truth be told, home inspections are not a pass or fail inspection. They are designed to provide the buyer with a detailed report about the condition of the home they are purchasing. A home is full of Systems. As Home Inspectors, […]
People often wonder “what do they look for in a home inspection?”. Well, as home inspectors, we inspect all the major systems of the home. A very important section of any Home Inspection Report is the Appliance section. An easily installed safety device called the anti-tip bracket often shows up in the home inspector’s list […]
Smoke alarms, also known as a smoke detectors, are devices that detect smoke and issues an audible sound and/or a visual signal to alert residents to a potential fire. Facts and Figures According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Although most newer homes have smoke alarms, about one-third of all deaths in house fires in […]
Interior Closet Lighting Closet lighting is not a place most people would think of as a safety hazard. In older homes with older light bulbs, closets are one of the few places in the house where a source of high heat source can get too close to flammable materials. In early 20th century homes it was all […]
How can I prevent CO poisoning? Purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors with labels showing that they meet the requirements of the new UL standard 2034 or Comprehensive Safety Analysis 6.19 safety standards. Make sure appliances are installed and operated according to the manufacturer’s instructions and local building codes. Have the heating system professionally inspected by an […]
CO Detector Placement CO detectors can monitor exposure levels, but do not place them: directly above or beside fuel-burning appliances, as appliances may emit a small amount of carbon monoxide upon start-up; within 15 feet of heating and cooking appliances, or in or near very humid areas, such as bathrooms; within 5 feet of kitchen stoves and ovens, […]