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How to Repair or Replace Decayed Exterior Wood Trim

Wood rot in door jambs. When shopping for a new home, it is important to consider the condition of exterior components. Most types of materials used for exterior cladding require routine maintenance to prevent deterioration and decay, whereas others may last for a very long time with less maintenance. Materials such as wood [...]

By |2021-10-27T09:39:45-07:00October 27th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How To Fix a Pop-up Sink Stopper

Sink stopper not closing all the way. Pop-up sink stoppers are common to find in many bathroom sinks and their larger counterparts can also be found in many bathtubs. These stoppers are convenient since they don’t require complete removal to open and won’t get lost as easily as conventional fully detached stoppers. [...]

By |2021-10-14T07:51:55-07:00October 14th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How To Clean Your Refrigerator Condenser Coil

Throughout history, human beings have used their ingenuity to figure out how to improve their lives. Once such improvement that has evolved over time is the use of cooling to help preserve food. Ancient Iranians were among the first people to utilize evaporative cooling to help cool and preserve food. This type of cooling [...]

By |2021-10-13T14:09:29-07:00October 13th, 2021|DIY Repairs, Maintenance|0 Comments

Why You Should Use Stainless Steel Braided Washer Hoses

Water damage in a home can lead to structural issues, deterioration of building materials, and mold growth issues. Water damage can be caused by weather related issues, such as snow melt, floods, and hurricanes, but can also be caused by bursting water supply pipes or leaking drain pipes. When a Home Inspector inspects a [...]

By |2021-10-13T13:44:46-07:00October 13th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

Recalled Cadet Heaters

Recalled Cadet Heater When a home inspector inspects a home, their goal and responsibility is to identify visible health or safety defects. Because there are millions of recalled products in the United States, it is not possible nor required by state law for home inspectors to identify recalled products in a home. [...]

By |2021-10-13T09:41:18-07:00October 13th, 2021|DIY Testing, home inspection|0 Comments

Common Retaining Wall Problems

Retaining walls are an important building component that help to secure the ground around a home. They are commonly installed when a home is built on a hillside, and where the hillside is cut to create a flat spot for the home or yard. They are also used where basement stairwells or window wells [...]

By |2021-10-13T09:08:31-07:00October 13th, 2021|home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How To Fix a Loose Toilet

How to fix a loose toilet bowl. Toilets are an essential part of a home’s plumbing system and provide a sanitary way to remove waste and direct it into the sewer or septic system. However, like all household systems, they can occasionally need to be repaired or replaced. One of the most [...]

By |2021-10-13T08:17:25-07:00October 13th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

What are Wood Destroying Organisms?

Wood destroying organisms. Pests are a common problem for homeowners across the country and can come in many different forms such as mice, rats, raccoons, spiders, snakes, and wasps. However, there is a group of pests that can cause significant structural damage and directly impact the structure of a home. This group [...]

By |2021-10-13T07:55:19-07:00October 12th, 2021|home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

What are Ice Dams?

Missing insulation can lead to ice dams. Water is one of the most damaging factors that contribute to the deterioration of a home and when it comes in the form of ice, the results can lead to a significant number of problems. Ice can not only damage the rainwater management system (gutters [...]

By |2021-10-12T14:56:12-07:00October 12th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Fix a Leaky Hose Bibb

Leaking hose bibb. Leaking hose bibbs can waste a significant amount of water and can lead to significantly higher water bills when left unchecked. In addition, leakage at exterior fixtures have the added hazards of directing water towards a foundation, which can lead to moisture intrusion into the basement or crawlspace, as [...]

By |2021-10-12T09:04:28-07:00October 12th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments
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