Stop Roof Leaks - Jacksonville Home Inspector Tips

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Stop Roof Leaks - Jacksonville Home Inspector Tips

One of the most common items identified by Jacksonville home inspectors is bad plumbing vent boots. The purpose of these are to seal around the plumbing vents which allow sewer gasses to escape your home. 

Plumbing Boot Not Properly InstalledThe reason these boots fail is the sun will dry them out and cause them to become brittle and crack. Another problem is boots that are not properly installed, creating a gap between the boot and vent pipe (see Photo on left) Once these are compromised you will run the risk of having water enter your home which can cause significant damage.

I recommend that you inspect these twice a year or at least after the summer months have passed. Preventive maintenance is your best line of defense in keeping your home in good condition.

The video below was taken during two recent home inspections in Jacksonville Florida. Watching this video you can see what you should look for and the damage that can occur to your home if you ignore this problem for extended period of time.

To contact your Jacksonville Home Inspector CALL 904-891-6309 or visit our website Home Inspections Jacksonville Florida.

Comments (3)

Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Great post John. A couple minutes looking at you roof could save hundreds in reapirs. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 14, 2010 07:10 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

John, welcome to activerain----and thanks for subscribing----keep blogging and have fun.  If I can help you in any way let me know.

Feb 15, 2010 11:35 AM
Chris Minion
O'Brien Realty - Lexington Park, MD

Hello John,

Excellent post!  Important information for homeowners.  Thanks for sharing!  Have a great weekend!



Mar 12, 2010 02:25 PM