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2011 

Galvanized Water Pipes; just like a clogged artery ! | Home Inspections Bellevue Seattle Everett This (1) story home has new copper pipes throughout. When the new plumbing was installed, the contractor left the old galvanized pipes in the crawlspace which gave me a great photo opportunity. Galvan...
03/28/2011
A Better Mouse-trap | Home Inspector Bellevue Seattle Everett During Home Inspections, I find varying levels of property condition and safety. I find some homes with every possible outlet covered with outlet protectors while other homes will have the outlets exposed with no cover-plate.  Many of ...
03/14/2011
 Emergency Egress Window ? | Home inspection Bellevue Seattle Everett Many older homes have attic spaces which later become bedroom areas. These remodeling jobs are typically completed without appropriate permits or building jurisdiction (code) inspection. Among the common deficiencies are a lack...
03/13/2011
Problem Electrical Connection | Home Inspection Bellevue Everett SeattleThe service wire for this home has electrical tape wrapped around the wire from the electrical connection at the service panel up the wire approximately 3-4". The history of this electrical connection and the reason for the e...
03/07/2011
Dual Purpose Gas Piping Bellevue Seattle Everett The gas piping in the mechanical-utility room had been modified to supply gas to a new on demand water heater. Although the workmanship appeared OK, the pipes ran almost 12" below the ceiling and at a skewed angle to miss a light fixture. The pipes...
03/01/2011
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