clarksville home inspectors: GFCI Protection- Outlets or Breakers? - 01/31/08 07:04 AM
Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI's) help to prevent electrical shocks by shutting off the current as soon as an imbalance in the hot & neutral is detected. Current codes require GFCI protection on all kitchen & bathroom outlets & in other potentially damp locations like basements & garages.
If you are building a new home or retrofitting an older one you can use either an outlet or circuit-breaker GFCI device.
A GFCI outlet, which costs 10-15 dollars, has it's own built-in circuit breaker as well as a reset button. When installed properly, a GFCI outlet will protect all other outlets on the same circuit … (2 comments)

clarksville home inspectors: Is Your Dryer Venting Outside? - 01/31/08 07:01 AM
At least once a week I will find a dryer vent that is torn or disconnected somewhere in the crawlspace. A dryer venting into the crawlspace will introduce a significant amount of moisture into this area & this is never a good thing. The quickest & easiest way to check to check to see if your dryer is venting to the outside is to turn your dryer on & go locate the vent termination on the outside of the house & verify that there is warm air coming out of it. If there is not it is time to crawl under … (1 comments)

clarksville home inspectors: Square D Recall - 11/13/07 09:05 AM
There is the possibility for the switch handle to be placed in the OFF position when the switch is still in an ON (closed) position. This may result in the potential for PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. This Notice is applicable ONLY to 30 Ampere and 60 Ampere General Duty Safety Switch Catalog Numbers listed below manufactured between September 11, 2006 and November 4, 2006. D211NRB D211NRBBP D211NRBCP D221NRB D221NRBCP D321NRB D321NRBCP DU221RB DU222RB DU321RB DU322RB$file/GDSS_Recall.htm[url]
Be sure & check the Square D web-site as there is also a recall for some of their arc fault breakers & there have … (0 comments)

clarksville home inspectors: CSST settlement - 07/25/07 01:11 PM
I recomend going to the CSST settlement site & getting familiar with the situation, the settlement outcome, & the fact that this will now be an item in a lot of home inspections that buyers will have questions about.

clarksville home inspectors: Home Sellers Inspection - 06/18/07 02:00 PM
Home Seller's Inspections
If you're like most Clarksville Tn home sellers, you have probably lived in your home for more than 5 years. It is in these last 5 years some major changes have occurred in the sale process of a home
Sellers Disclosure.The biggest change is the requirements of providing a "SELLERS DISCLOSURE." You the home owner must list all the known defects in the home. Home Inspectors.The home inspector is usually hired by the Buyer and arrives at your property after a contract is negotiated to inspect and list any defects, questionable areas, upgrade suggestions and maintenance. When significant problems are … (2 comments)

clarksville home inspectors: What Is A Home Inspection? - 06/03/07 12:41 PM
What is a Home Inspection?
What is a home inspection?A home inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home to find items that are not performing correctly or items that are unsafe. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found the home inspector will include a description of the problem in a written report and may recommend further evaluation.
Why is a home inspection important?Home Buyers: Emotion often affects the buyer and makes it hard to imagine any problems with their new home. A buyer needs a home inspection to find out all the … (0 comments)


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