dallas home inspectors: CSST Blamed For House Fires - 03/16/15 01:36 AM
CSST Blamed For House Fires
More house fires and deaths are being blamed on CSST (corrogated stainless steel tubing) installed in homes since 1989. Proper installation is important but may not be enough. Professional Home Inspectors have been reporting defects such as the lack of electrical bonding on CSST for a long time. There are lots of interviews and news reports on YouTube.com about CSST. Here is a link;
While there is still a lot of speculation, interpretation and even court cases, homeowners and buyers should hire home inspectors who are familiar with the proper installation of CSST. Proper installation … (0 comments)

dallas home inspectors: Benefits Of Choosing Selman Home Inspections - 03/04/15 01:14 AM
Benefits Of Choosing Selman Home Inspections
Reasons More North Texas Agents Refer Us Than Other Inspectors
Besides delivery of world class home inspection services, there are many benefits that home buyers and sellers get with every inspection we perform. Trusted by thousands of agents and their clients, our process of delivering outstanding customer service and reliable inspection reports makes us a leader in our field. We invite you to watch this 1 minute video about the benefits your clients will receive when you refer Selman Home Inspections.

Trusting us for your home inspection provides amazing benefits you wont get … (0 comments)

dallas home inspectors: Dallas Home Inspections, Fireplace & Chimney - 02/18/15 01:47 AM
Dallas Home Inspections, Fireplace & Chimney Maintaning Your Home Series   Proper maintenance, repair and upgrades to your fireplace and chimney are an important part of protecting your family, the home itself and the contents. Many house fires are caused by defects, inadequate construction and improper maintenance of fireplaces and chimneys.   Please visit our Home Inspection Blog to read the complete post about Fireplace & Chimney Maintenance and many other home maintenance articles.   … (0 comments)

dallas home inspectors: Dallas Home Inspections, Grading & Drainage - 02/17/15 06:33 AM
Dallas Home Inspections, Grading & Drainage Maintaining Your Home Series
Defects in soil grade and water drainage around homes is a common problem that should be corrected to improve the longevity of your home's foundation performance. Things like high soils, low soils, erosion and improper drainage are normally easy to repair. These are sometimes a problem from the time a home is built and sometimes they happen over time.

High soil levels can contribute to water intrusion and wood destroying insects. High soil levels allow moisture to enter through weep holes, conceal observable defects in the foundation perimeter beam and … (5 comments)

dallas home inspectors: Roof Covering Inspection, Repair & Maintenance - 02/17/15 06:28 AM
Roof Covering Inspection, Repair & Maintenance Maintaining Your Home Series
Roof coverings are important to homes for obvious reasons. It is vitally important that the roof covering of your home be routinely inspected. Water penetration from damaged roof covering materials or improperly installed roof coverings can lead to water damaged walls, ceilings, floors, and personal belongings. Defects in roof coverings may also result in issues with insurability when buying or selling a home.
During a home inspection, we are checking for any moisture penetration from defects in the roof covering including roof deck penetrations and flashings. Water damaged soffits, eaves, gables … (0 comments)

dallas home inspectors: Dallas Home Inspections, Roof Structure & Attic Common Defects - 02/17/15 06:22 AM
Roof Structure & Attic Common Defects Maintaining Your Home Series
While there are not many items to maintain in a typical attic, there are a number of common defects that should be corrected to meet current building standards. Many of these improvements are essential to better performance and energy efficiency.
But first, I want to set some realistic expectations about home inspectors and the inspection of the attic space. Attic spaces are inaccessible by nature. There are almost always areas of attics that an inspector can't see or access. Your home inspector should not be expected to be able to access … (0 comments)

dallas home inspectors: Dallas Home Inspections, Exterior Home Maintenance - 02/17/15 06:18 AM
Maintaining Your Home's Exterior Walls Maintaining Your Home Series
The exterior walls of your home protect the contents and help keep the interior dry, warm (or cool) and comfortable. The exterior walls are the defense against the elements of nature. It is important that the exterior walls are properly constructed when a home is built and properly maintained thereafter.
While exterior brick veneer siding requires little maintenance, other siding materials require repairs, updates, cleaning and painting. Exterior home maintenance is an expense that all homeowners face. Proper maintenance is however, less expensive than major repairs from a lack of maintenance.

dallas home inspectors: Dallas Home Inspections, Interior Home Maintenance - 02/17/15 06:07 AM
Dallas Home Inspections, Interior Home Maintenance Maintaning Your Home Series
If you found any cracks in your exterior walls, it is a good idea to look at the same areas from the interior. Cracks in interior walls adjacent to any observed at the exterior may be signs of foundation movement or settlement. When this happens, we recommend hiring a foundation or structural specialist to evaluate the causes.
If foundation repairs are performed, it is a good idea to wait several months before repairing any interior damage like drywall cracks and misaligned doors. After foundation repairs, there may be some final … (1 comments)

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