Spring maintenance It’s spring time and soon you’ll be able to enjoy warm sunny days outside without your winter coat. Often enough though people tend to forget how crucial maintenance is on their homes so while you’re doing spring cleaning indoors, make sure to do some spring maintenance outdoors too. The first thing you can… Read more »
Nasty smelling basement
We had a homeowner call us and tell us that their basement constantly smells like sewage for some reason. You can see the drain pipe that someone forgot to cap off letting nasty drain gasses into the home. Definitely something that should have been found during the home inspection when they bought the house.
Leaking water in ceiling of New Home
More “Your house is ready to move in” new homes. Just because your home is new does not mean it will not have issues. Take ADVANTAGE of your warranty and make the builder fix the problems they caused.
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 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 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.
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
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
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