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Common Defects Found in Manufactured Homes

By |2023-03-10T13:46:28-08:00March 10th, 2023|home inspection|

When inspecting manufactured homes, most defects found are comparable to that of a traditional site built home. However, manufactured homes are unique in that they are typically built off-site in a controlled environment using specific building requirements and can have their own unique set of defects that are commonly found when inspecting manufactured homes [...]

Microwave Vent Clearance from Range

By |2023-03-10T13:42:03-08:00March 10th, 2023|home inspection|

Often when buying a home, it can be easy for potential home buyers to overlook certain defects that may not be as apparent as others. One of the components of the home that is often overlooked is that of the kitchen appliances and their installation. All appliance manufacturers have general guidelines and requirements that [...]

Setting Temperature for a Water Heater

By |2023-03-10T13:29:15-08:00March 10th, 2023|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|

Water heaters are a crucial component of modern households, providing hot water for various household tasks such as showers, washing clothes and dishes, and even cleaning. However, to ensure that the water heater operates efficiently and effectively, it is essential to set the right water temperature. In this article, we will cover the steps [...]

How Do You Reduce Water Pressure for a Home?

By |2023-03-10T13:23:02-08:00March 10th, 2023|DIY Repairs, DIY Testing, home inspection|

High water pressure can cause several problems in a home and lead to damage to pipes, fixtures, and appliances. It can also increase the cost of energy and water bills. In this article, we will discuss the effects of high water pressure, what a safe water pressure is, how to reduce water pressure, and [...]

Disconnected Dryer Vents

By |2023-03-10T13:02:52-08:00March 10th, 2023|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|

A disconnected dryer vent is a common issue that presents a safety and health hazard for a home’s occupants. Dryer vents are often routed through inaccessible areas, such as attics and crawlspaces. Because it is common for dryer vents to be out of view, it is also common for them to be neglected. Dryer [...]

How to Fix a Clogged Sink

By |2023-03-10T12:58:08-08:00March 10th, 2023|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|

Clogged sinks are a nuisance and can negatively affect the day-to-day operation of your plumbing system. Most of the time a clogged sink can be easily repaired by a homeowner using a few inexpensive tools. However, if the following repairs do not alleviate the issue, the clog may be the result of a more [...]

Why Should Siding Have Clearance from the Ground?

By |2023-03-10T12:52:09-08:00March 10th, 2023|home inspection|

Siding deterioration and moisture penetration can be detrimental to a home if not addressed. Moisture that penetrates the siding material can seep into the substrate and framing causing structural issues. Moisture penetration also creates a conducive condition for mold and mildew growth. Additionally, improperly installed siding can create an avenue for wood destroying organisms. [...]

How Do You Test Garage Door Automatic Reverse Safety Features?

By |2023-06-28T08:52:07-07:00March 10th, 2023|DIY Repairs, DIY Testing, home inspection|

When functioning properly an automatic garage door is a convenient component of a home that helps to protect homeowners and their possessions. A malfunctioning garage door opener, on the other hand, can be a significant safety hazard. Modern garage door openers should have two automatic reverse features installed. They should reverse when resistance is applied [...]

Galvanized Drain Pipes

By |2023-03-10T12:40:38-08:00March 10th, 2023|home inspection, Maintenance|

Galvanized drain pipes and galvanized supply pipes are both made of steel that is coated with zinc to prevent corrosion. The main difference between the two types of pipes is their intended use. The process of galvanization is performed via hot-dipping and instantaneous annealing, which produces a matte gray finish. Galvannealed steel is a [...]

High Efficiency Gas Appliances

By |2023-03-10T12:13:10-08:00March 10th, 2023|home inspection, Uncategorized|

Could these appliances help in our journey towards a greener future? With increasing concerns about environmental sustainability and the high costs of energy, many people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and save on their energy bills. One of the most effective ways to do this is by upgrading to high [...]

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