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Have You Tried Efflorescence?- La Jolla Home Inspection       No, it is not a new perfume fragrance! Efflorescence is seen as white, powdery deposits on masonry surfaces such as brick, concrete or stone due to an accumulation of minerals and salts. Any home inspector knows that efflorescence itse...
05/26/2011
Crawlspaces: A Defect-Rich Environment!- San Diego Home Inspector- Part 2 ... (continued from Crawlspaces: A Defect-Rich Environment!- San Diego Home Inspector- Part 1) Sub-floor framing issues: Many San Diego homes have structural damage due to cut or over-notched floor joists that occurred duri...
05/25/2011
Crawlspaces: A Defect-Rich Environment!- San Diego Home Inspector- Part 1 The crawlspace area is where a home inspector really earns his money. If I'm inspecting a home with a raised foundation, 30 additional minutes can be spent in the crawlspace alone. Spiders, rats, snakes or other surprises m...
05/25/2011
Attic Ladder Safety- Encinitas Home Inspector I see all kinds of attic ladders during home inspections in any given week. Some are safe to use, most are not. Attic ladders are collapsible ladders permanently attached to the attic floor. If installed properly, they are great features to have in yo...
05/23/2011
Six Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Home Inspector Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Shouldn't that decision be an informed one? A thorough inspection by an experienced home inspector just makes sense. But how do you sift through the large pool of available in...
05/23/2011
Top 10 Things Not Covered In A Home Inspection Potential home inspection clients ask me, "Do you cover this? Do you cover that?". There is much confusion as to what is and is not covered in a home inspection. Since there are "Top 10" lists for just about everything else, I've made a list of the t...
05/22/2011
My List Of Top 10 Home Inspection Defects If you're buying a new home, it is important you know the most common problems found at home inspections. Here is my list of top 10 home inspection defects: 1. Improper Surface Grading/Drainage This is the most frequent issue I find. If the drainage aroun...
05/21/2011
Don't Get Caught In The Heat Without Air Conditioning!- Temecula Home Inspector   In the summer, temperatures here in the Temecula Valley of southern California can reach into the 100's. A well-tuned air conditioning (A/C) system will be more efficient and can save you money when it comes time to...
05/19/2011
Hazardous Federal Pacific Electric Panels- Escondido Home Inspection   Steve Stenros- First Choice Inspections just found another hazardous Federal Pacific electric panel at an Escondido home inspection. A home's electric panel provides over-current protection for it's electrical system. If the p...
05/19/2011
Polybutylene Water Piping Found During Home Inspection   When asked about the probability of polybutylene water pipes leaking, Steve Stenros of First Choice Inspections says, "It's not IF it is going to leak, it's WHEN! If your home was built between the late 1970's to mid-1990's, you may have po...
05/18/2011
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