One of the most often listed defects found by home inspectors, building code officers and city occupancy
Electrical problems called out in an inspection report should always be repaired. However, not all electrical items called out in an inspection require a qualified electrician.
Life is full of surprises some are obvious others are hidden from view. These only show up when it is too late to do
S-traps vs p-traps were common Years ago however most plumbing codes have banned S-trap configurations in favor of P-trap style fixtures. S-traps are no longer used in modern plumbing because on rare occasions with just the right conditions the water can be sucked out of the trap allowing sewer gas to enter your home.
Plumbing repairs called out in a home inspection are usually minor. However occasionally we find problems that must be repaired. These are usually do-it-yourself projects gone terribly wrong.
A smoke alarm and maybe save your life, Whether you own an older home or a new home I am positive you will enjoy our plain language explanations of many common problems found in the home. Please feel free to comment on this post and offer suggestions for future posts. A Smoke alarm could save […]
If your house was built before 1950 there is a good chance it will contain Knob and Tube (K&T) wiring. Knob and tube wiring was used from the 1880’s until the late 1940’s. K & T wiring was almost always installed by a professional electrician.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer exceeded only by smoking. Like smoking Radon is a long term threat with variables such as the radon level present and the length of time you were exposed.