inspection: Common sense... where for art thou? - 07/25/11 11:42 AM
I recently had the extreme pleasure of inspecting yet another HUD home.  I jokingly call these homes "diamonds in the rough..."  Deferred maintenance issues often abound in these homes, and this particular one was no different.
Our original inspection date had been postponed due to active lead mitigation for which no one had informed me, the client, or their agent until we arrived on site to be greeted with warnings to "Stay Out" and plastic sheets everywhere.  20 minutes of phone calls by the agent determined that we would need to reschedule once clearance testing had been confirmed. 
Fast forward … (11 comments)

inspection: What you can't see CAN cost you! - 07/25/11 09:53 AM
Most home owners only consider energy related audits during the coldest seasons of the year.  This is when they feel the most uncomfortable in their homes and are keenly aware of the one factor costing them money during these months... their heating bill.

But the factors grossly skewing their heating bills are also significantly contributing to their cooling costs during summer months as well!  Most home owners simply overlook this fact as the rise in electricity is seemingly gradual, but oh so sneaky!  Only a few homeowners become slightly aware of exorbitant electrical costs when something begins to fail... usually … (5 comments)

inspection: Heat advisories abound this week... - 07/19/11 02:33 AM
Dayton Thermal Inspections encourages everyone to work and play safe, drink plenty of water, and don't over do it. Recognize heat exhaustion symptoms such as weakness, nausea, headache, and muscle cramps. Heat exhaustion can rapidly progress to heat stroke which requires emergency medical treatment.... Symptoms are often precluded by heat exhaustion but may also include dizziness, confusion, rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, and absence of sweat. Cooling the victim is a critical first step of treatment. For more information:​t_stroke/article.htm

inspection: How well did your contractor do? - 03/23/10 02:42 PM
As many of our Dayton area clients combat high energy bills and uncomfortable homes, wall insulation and air sealing is rapidly becoming a popular repair. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today. Often wall insulation was commonly omitted for many homes in the Dayton area built through the 1950’s and into the early 60’s. Significant cost savings, tax rebates, and reduction of energy use is often realized through these repairs, however, sometimes these repairs can go awry through substandard workmanship and improper applications. Insulation contractors appear to be actively pursuing the market of older homes. While most contractors … (6 comments)

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