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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cast Iron Pipes

By |2023-03-10T14:03:24-08:00March 10th, 2023|home inspection, Maintenance|

Cast iron drain piping has been a popular choice in residential construction for more than a century. Its durability and ability to withstand extreme temperatures and pressure have made it a reliable option for homes and buildings around the world. Cast iron pipes were first used in the mid-19th century in commercial and industrial [...]

Why is annual servicing important for HVAC equipment?

By |2022-11-29T16:36:01-08:00November 29th, 2022|DIY Testing, Maintenance|

What if you could save money, breathe cleaner air, enjoy enhanced safety and comfort in your home all while improving your overall peace of mind for a relatively small investment? Let's look at why HVAC preventative maintenance is such a good idea. Save money: Regular HVAC maintenance is estimated to lower the chance of [...]

Why Should Line Sets Be Insulated?

By |2022-11-29T16:24:10-08:00November 29th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|

Air conditioners and heat pumps are connected to the interior evaporator and condenser by a line set, also known as refrigerant lines. These copper tubes move refrigerant in a cycle through the compressor, condenser, and evaporator providing cool air (or warm air if a heat pump is used in heating mode). While this system [...]

Keeping Your Air Conditioner Compressor Level

By |2022-11-29T16:20:13-08:00November 29th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|

An often overlooked part of a home’s HVAC system, except for during the hot summer months, is the air conditioning compressor. This usually looks like a large vented metal box containing a fan which spins and blows air around the compressor on the exterior of the home when the thermostat is set to cooling [...]

Damaged Plumbing Vent Boots

By |2022-11-29T15:35:13-08:00November 29th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|

Plumbing vents are an essential part of a home’s DWV (Drain Waste and Vent) system. They supply fresh air to the plumbing system in the home, which helps with proper water circulation. Additionally, plumbing vents create an avenue for toxic sewer gases to leave home. One of the most common defects we that we [...]

Composite Siding

By |2022-11-29T13:44:12-08:00November 29th, 2022|home inspection, Maintenance|

Composite siding is a building material used on the exterior of homes, referred to as cladding or plainly, siding, these products help to protect the framing, structural sheathing and interior of a home from water and other exterior elements. As any cladding material should, it also serves an aesthetic role and is available in [...]

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