Advice For Home Owners: Stop Roof Leaks - Jacksonville Home Inspector Tips!

Reblogger Chris Minion
Real Estate Agent with O'Brien Realty

Jacksonville Home Inspector John Richards offers excellent information on preventive maintenance and how to stop roof leaks. Watch his will 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.

Original content by John Richards

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.


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