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It’s estimated that one out of three homes in Minnesota has elevated levels of radon gas.  Because of these high numbers, the Minnesota State Building Code has adopted Apendix F of the International Residential Code, Radon Control Methods.  This means that all new homes in Minnesota must now be b...
One of the most common electrical defects that I find when inspecting old houses in Minneapolis and Saint Paul is ungrounded three prong outlets.  This happens when a standard three prong outlet is wired without the ground wire being connected.   Today I'll give a brief explanation of what the th...
  Many real estate agents don't attend their buyer's home inspection because someone has told them that this increases their liability.  I completely disagree.  It's their conduct at the inspection that puts them at risk, not their presence.   About 75% of the agents that I regularly work with at...
Home inspections are not ‘code’ inspections, and a lot of home inspectors even treat the word ‘code’ as taboo.  They call it the ‘C-word’.  I recently had another  home inspector on AR tell me he’s not even allowed to use that word in Kentucky.  This is such a taboo word that I don’t use it eithe...

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