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Omaha, NE Home Inspector Comments on Termites: Habits, Inspections, & Treatments - 03/07/08 09:28 AM
Termites: Habits, Inspections, & Treatments By: Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector in Omaha, Nebraska Subterranean Termites can be found in almost every state of the US, Mexico, and parts of Canada. The National Pest Management Association has divided the US into 4 regions of which Nebraska lies in the 2nd most infested region. According to the National Pest Management Association, over 2 million homes in the US will require treatment this year alone! Habits: A Subterranean Termite colony is extremely large. It consists of the queen, king, winged reproductive swarmers, soldiers, and workers. The workers are what you will most likely (3 comments)
Omaha, NE Home Inspector Comments on Sewer Lines: Problems, Signs & Solutions - 03/07/08 09:22 AM
Sewer Lines: Problems, Signs & Solutions By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector in Omaha, Nebraska I had a client this week that had a sewer inspection conducted on a home they were buying. The Plumber ran a camera through the line and found a significant amount of root growth in the main line out to the street. He came to the conclusion that the line was in such bad shape that if he attempted to remove the roots, the line would collapse. Obviously, my client worked with his Realtor® and asked the Seller to replace the line before signing off on (1 comments)
Omaha, NE Home Inspector Comments on Cracked Heat Exchangers - 03/07/08 09:09 AM
A Cracked Heat Exchanger Is Nothing To Ignore By: Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector in Omaha, Nebraska What is a heat exchanger? The heat exchanger is the metal wall or tubing that is heated up when the burners are ignited. The inside of the heat exchanger allows the toxic flue gases produced from the burners to exhaust out through the furnace flue. The outside of the heat exchanger is where the cold air passes over, becomes warmed, and is blown throughout the ductwork of the home. The heat exchanger is the only wall separating the toxic flue gases from the supply (1 comments)
Omaha, NE Home Inspector Comments on Steam and Hot Water Boiler Systems - 03/07/08 07:44 AM
Steam & Hot Water Boiler Systems By: Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector in Omaha, Nebraska Made out of cast iron, boiler systems were made to withstand the test of time. Nicknamed after battleships for their similarity in material, strength, & durability, it is not uncommon to find an old boiler system still going strong 50 years down the road. A boiler’s design can be overwhelming at first, but once you understand how they operate, inspecting a boiler system becomes a whole lot easier. How They Work Each boiler comes in sectionals that are held together by cast nipples. Older styles stacked (1 comments)
Omaha, Nebraska Home Inspector Comments on Street Creep - 03/07/08 07:33 AM
Street Creep By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector in Omaha, Nebraska As a home inspector, I find evidence of street creep about 3-4 times a month on newer and existing homes. This occurs when the street has pushed the concrete driveway into the garage floor causing movement. Sometimes the movement can be minor causing hairline cracks in the garage floor and foundation wall, while other times the force has caused major buckling of either the driveway and the garage floor as well as pushed the foundation wall significantly out of alignment impacting its structural integrity. If a driveway is lacking properly (2 comments)
Omaha, Nebraska Home Inspector: Carrier Settles Class Action Lawsuits On High Efficiency Furnaces - 03/07/08 07:23 AM
Carrier Settles Class Action Lawsuits On High Efficiency Furnaces By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector from Omaha, Nebraska Millions of homeowners across the U.S. and Canada may soon benefit from the settlement of a class action lawsuit brought against the Carrier Corporation for allegedly manufacturing defective furnaces. The products cited in the class action suit include high-efficiency condensing furnaces manufactured after January 1, 1989 with Carrier, Bryant, Payne or Day & Night on the nameplate. Carrier disputes the claims in these actions and admits no liability or wrongdoing of any kind. The History Behind the Class Action Lawsuits There were four (3 comments)
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