We enjoyed working with Lee M:
This company is absolutely amazing to work with. I called them on short notice and they were able to move some things around and get me an inspection very quickly. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend them for all your home inspection needs.
Often we speak with clients who are in a tough situation, trying to save money while taking on a project that’s likely too large. Occasionally, these properties are “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO) and/or friends and family transactions. The home may be intended as a long-term rental. We’ve even seen some ill-managed properties given away.
Still, living in (or renting out) dangerous home is a lose-lose situation for any length of time. Air quality issues, falling hazards, moldy furnishings, unsafe electrical systems, and leaky roofs are just a sampling of the unhealthy issues in such a home.
A good rule of thumb is: do you like being inside the home? If not, and you have neither time nor money to fix it, it’s often best to walk way.
This front porch had a separate guttering system that was bent, full, and overflowing. Deferred maintenance items (in this case, cleaning gutters) lead to larger problems. Now, the gutter needs a full repair and possibly a second downspout.
From a recent client,
The rental management company is reimbursing me for rent and security deposit. I couldn’t thank you enough for all of your help. I will recommend you to anyone who could benefit from your detailed inspections. Thank you again!!!!! Please let me know if there is anywhere I can leave a review or recommendation.
When clients contact us for mold issues, the living situation is quickly becoming dire. Understanding this, we schedule, sample, and report quickly in order to expedite the client’s process.
The email above was received just over two days after we arrived on-site. Our client was able to pack up and move out with money in-hand. Her investment in us, you might say, was well rewarded.
Installing a new shed roof that attaches to your existing medium-slope roof? Consider following this diagram to ensure that the transition sheds water correctly:
Though we don’t see much stucco in this area, here is a helpful diagram of the proper step and kickout flashings for a roof intersecting a side wall:
The Mesothelioma Center recently sent us Your Guide to Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company, and we wanted Asbestos Abatement Guide as a free resource. Enjoy!
Asbestos.com also has more information and resources for those dealing with the harmful, home-hidden substance.
Recently we saw a main electrical panel missing proper covers over the box and wires. This allows folks to put their hands inside. If you see a situation like this, please hire an electrician to repair.
The newest Code-Check (IRC 2015) reminds us that dishwasher circuits must now be GFCI-protected in order to avoid shock from water intrusion. Check yours beneath the sink, or read more here.
The newest Code-Check requires AFCI-protected electrical circuits in basically every interior room but the bathrooms. Yes, that includes kitchens. The goal is to protect the home for deadly arc-fault situations.
We have updated our reports to reflect this change, and more information is available at InterNACHI’s article on Arc-Fault Circuit Interruptors. .