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Jon Discovers Broken Main Drain
Inspector Jon recently discovered a broken main drain in a home ...and through the broken area you can easily see water from the bathroom upstairs draining through. This corroded pipe is out of view, tucked away behind the furnace and water heater. As professional...
HVAC Vent in Garage Potential Carbon Monoxide Danger
A house's HVAC vent into a garage can be dangerous. Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas from a vehicle's exhaust may enter the home through the ductwork. This vent was discovered during a recent home inspection and we recommended it be properly sealed.
Signs of Mold in Attic during recent Home Inspection
Mold in a home's attic is a sign of high humidity or other water buildup. Mold thrives in damp areas. While doing an inspection recently, Jon came across an attic with many signs of mold. He included this information in the inspection report.
Problems found Inspecting Fuse Electrical Panel
While Inspector Aaron was checking out a fuse-style electrical box in a home recently, he found evidence of arcing, a fuse rated too high for the socket, and aluminum wiring missing antioxidant paste. He let the buyer know about the concerns so they could have it...
Market Makes the Rules
Home Standards would like to announce that we have a vehicle for sale. It has a few years on it, but has many new parts. Pristine condition. Drive-away condition. Please give us a call to set up a time to come take a look. The engine will not be allowed to be started,...
Foundation Problem at 100+ Year Old Home
Inspector Aaron recently found a few foundation concerns while doing an inspection on a 100+ year old home.AARON NILIUSCertified Inspector (Residential & Commercial Properties) firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 402-672-7152
Exterior Deck attached to Driveway
During an inspection today, Aaron and Tim found this deck that was attached to a driveway and has some serious structural concerns. Fortunately the buyer is aware of it and has plans on what to do. Decks themselves are very heavy and need a sturdy foundation. Combine...
Bat Discovered in Attic
It's almost Halloween, so Jon wasn't too surprised to discover a bat lurking in the attic of the home he was inspecting. If you find bats in your home, the main goal is to get them to leave, and then prevent them from reentering. Netting or other exclusion devices are...
Foundation Problems in 122-year-old Home
Inspector Paul inspected a 122 year old home recently. He discovered bowing walls of more than an inch and the wall is actually moving out. There are a number of temporary support posts. These temporary posts are meant to be put in place before permanent posts and...