My blog is packed full of home inspection related articles that are useful for homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, and real estate agents. I also post interesting inspection pics regularly as I run across something on my inspections that peak my interest. Enjoy!
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Look at the cockeyed front door. Look at the window openings. Look at the ridge line of the 2nd floor over the garage.The front door was a good clue.Then came the laser level readings of the first floor from left exterior wall to right:Then the laser level readings of the 2nd floor from left ex...
A deck railing needs to withstand a 200 lb force exerted laterally against it. The perfect installation of a wood deck will have 4x4 or larger guard posts bolted and blocked to the joists. This makes them extremely sturdy. You don't have to worry about 2 adults leaning against the railing and ...
Hallowell International was founded in 2005 and went out of business in 2011. They had a hot product called the Acadia which was an air source heat pump that could heat a house down to -32 degrees F! Their claim to fame was that you didn't need to have a back up heat source if you installed the...
Now and again I show up at an inspection and find an old furnace and wonder why it wasn't replaced at least a decade ago! I think to myself how insane it is for a Mom or Dad to put their entire family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and for what?...to save a few bucks by leaving the furnace...
Ventless fireplaces have no flue. Whatever flue gases they produce dump directly into your living room, family room, or wherever you have it located. Along with the flue gases, ventless systems produce moisture in the burning process. So as you're sitting there getting warmed by your nice look...
Direct vent fireplace are the ones that have the glass front that doesn't open. They are supposed to be a sealed chamber that shouldn't allow flue gases to enter the home. The direct vent flue pipe has an inner pipe that exhausts the flue gases to the exterior and an outer pipe that draws combu...
Some home inspections push our buttons. If you're a homeowner trying to sell your house or a Listing Agent giving your Seller advice on how to get ready for a home inspection, then here's a quick To-Do list for ya:1. Put your dog in a kennel or have it stay at someone else's house during the insp...
This house in Omaha, NE had a 6 month old furnace and water heater. The only 2 sources of carbon monoxide in the home. During my home inspection, my CO detector hit 20 ppm when I was running the furnace. I recalibrated my detector and went back into the house. It then registered 29 ppm. At t...
Here's reminder that you need to pay attention to what you actually plug into outlets. If the cord is damaged, you might not be as lucky as this homeowner.For more home inspection photos from Omaha, Nebraska, go to our website:www.omaha-home-inspection.com
It might be time to clean out your gutters when...Check out more funny home inspection pics at: www.omaha-home-inspector.com