Hantavirus in Crawlspaces

InterNACHI warns of the dangers of this rodent-carried virus. Watch out when working in your crawlspace!

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Kickout Flashing

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:

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Asbestos Abatement Guide

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.

Exterior of an Older Duplex

with at least one peculiarity:

What is a Certified Master Inspector?

We hope this video helps:

Safe Home Book

We have a new “Safe Home Book” featured on our CertifiedMasterInspector.org. Download, print, and use freely, with our compliments:

SHB cover

Garage Interiors

This older garage has storage, outlets, three doors, even a wood stove!

Garage Overhead Door

Here we test a garage overhead door for two safety features:

An Older Chimney and Improper Cricket

Here we inspect from a ranch roof and find an older chimney with an interesting diverter:

Thumbtack’s “Top Pro” Honors for 2017

Top-Pro-Badge

We were recently honored as a Top Pro on Thumbtack for Cary, NC, for the year July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.  We recommend their site for connecting directly with service providers.

Thanks, Thumbtack!