home inspector everett: A Fair Inspection Contingency - 12/01/11 05:25 AM
A Fair Home Inspection Contingency  | Home Inspections Seattle Bellevue Everett
In this era of foreclosures, bank owned properties, and short sales, there is a good chance that the home has been "winterized" and/or the utilities are turned off due to non-payment.
At least twice a week, I run into a situation where utilities to the home were to be turned on (per the listing agent) and when we arrive for the inspection; no active utilities.
At this point panic sets in with the buyer as they are running out of time to complete the inspection before the inspection contingency expires.
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home inspector everett: Survival of the Fittest: Galvanic Corrosion - 11/23/11 04:03 AM
Survival of the Fittest: Galvanic Corrosion  |  Home Inspections Seattle Bellevue Everett
The image below is of the junction of copper and galvanized steel domestic water pipes in a home near Seattle.

It is common in older homes to find the replacement of galvanized pipes with copper pipes. Typically, all of the galvanized pipes are not removed due to lack of access to the pipes or excessive cost.
In this example, galvanized pipes were embedded in a concrete slab. New copper pipes were installed at all other visible areas in the house. As copper and galvanized steel are dissimilar metals, … (0 comments)

home inspector everett: Stop Mickey at the Source ! - 10/26/11 05:48 AM
Stop Mickey at the Source !  Home Inspections Seattle | Bellevue | Everett
Rodents can cause thousands of dollars in damage to crawlspaces. Findings extensive rodent activity is also a real turn off ( gross out factor) to many buyers.
Here is an example of a homeowner that tried to fix a rodent problem by setting traps rather than just fixing the source of the problem.
Installing a drain pipe through a foundation wall is a good idea as there is a way to get water out of the crawlspace. Unfortunately, most of these drain pipes are a wide open path … (0 comments)

 
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