New Home Fail

Yes your new house is ready for you to move in! When buying a new home in most situations you pay for a warranty. You have to submit 3 different reports to indicate all major and minor deficiencies that need to be resolved or else they will never be fixed. A home inspector can take… Read more »

Cold room ventilation

It’s fascinating that some people do not understand what ventilation is and how it help to get rid of moisture in your cold room. On most homes you’ll find a window or a vent to provide air-flow and allow trapped moisture to exit. When you block off this vent you start having issues like mold,… Read more »

GFCI Plug

GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt) it’s a type of plug that protects you from getting electrocuted. IT is required for any plug that is less than 5 feet from a water source I.E. sink or laundry tub. In the following picture you can see that the electrician or lack thereof installed a AFCI (Arc Fault… Read more »

Plastic Exhaust

Plastic exhaust vents are a danger and should never be used for a dryer. It is a fire hazard and only rigid or flexible metal can be used. Checking to make sure you don’t have a plastic exhaust could stop a fire from occurring down the road.

Downspouts

Downspouts should discharge above ground. Why you might ask? Well the answer is simple, we cannot see where the water is going. Is it connected to proper storm sewer? Is it discharging somewhere in the backyard? Is it maybe clogged with leaves? The easiest solution is for to discharge above ground, the further away from… Read more »

Not Insulated Properly

Insulation needs to be at a minimum of r-32 in the attic. The more the better r-50 is what the current standard is for new homes. We lose a lot of heat through the attic when it is not insulated and sealed properly.

Missing Pipe

Obviously, someone didn’t have enough pipe to finish. Problems are present even in brand new homes. Don’t forget to get your Home inspected for it’s 30 Day inspection, 1 Year or 2 Year

Poor Ventilation

Frost in the attic from poorly vented plumbing stack. If the Frost and Moisture from the pipe are not repaired Mold will start to form on the inside of the plywood sheathing of the roof. When you need a Qualified, Certified and Professional Home Inspector your one and only choice should be Power Home Inspection

Moisture Meter

If not properly maintained roofs leak. Regular maintenance and annual check-up are needed just like they are for us humans. In this photo the roof was only showing water stains and moisture only captured by moisture meter. Make sure to hire a professional for you next Home Inspection like Power Home Inspection homeinspectorgta.com

Electrical panels

It’s going to be quite interesting when a breaker trips and you have to remove your kitchen cabinets. Electrical panels need full access to the entire panel not just breakers.