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Washington Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements

Washington State Carbon Monoxide Alarm Rules: What is Carbon Monoxide & why should I care about it? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is deadly. We can only detect carbon monoxide when we start to feel the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are [...]

By |2019-04-30T21:33:47-07:00April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oregon Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law

Oregon Carbon Monoxide Alarm Rules: What is Carbon Monoxide & why should I care about it? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is deadly. We can only detect carbon monoxide when we start to feel the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are dizziness, [...]

By |2019-05-01T23:26:13-07:00April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Washington State Smoke Alarm Requirements

Smoke Alarm Rules In Washington State: Why We Need Alarms: Smoke alarms are a key part of a fire escape plan and are vital for the protection of home occupants in case of a fire. Smoke alarms serve as an early warning system that gives occupants a chance to escape the home. In 2016 [...]

By |2019-04-30T20:38:00-07:00April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oregon and Washington Requirements for Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms: The statistics of smoke alarms: Smoke alarms are a key part of a fire escape plan and are vital for the protection of home occupants in case of a fire. Smoke alarms serve as an early warning system that gives occupants a chance to escape the home. In 2016 there were 1,800 [...]

By |2019-04-03T09:54:27-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recessed Lighting and Insulation Contact

Recessed lighting is a popular feature in both new construction and in remodeled homes, but an important safety factor is not obvious. Some recessed light fixtures are designed to be safe for insulation contact and are designated IC-rated. Non-IC-rated fixtures require clearance from all combustibles, typically three inches. These non-rated fixtures can cause fires [...]

By |2019-03-25T13:12:37-07:00March 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common gutter problems

Gutter systems are important for protecting the home from roof drainage. Gutters and downspouts work with flashings to direct the water away from walls and foundations, and toward rainwater management systems, such as storm drains and swales. Since gutters are not prominent visually and are difficult to access, they often are found with defects [...]

By |2019-03-25T13:18:12-07:00February 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Slippery Slope – Poor Grading

Water should drain away from a home. While simply said, not so easily done. Many lots are sloped up away from the home, what is called a negative grade, on at least one side. Negative grades will cause surface water from rainfall to run towards the foundation. Groundwater also moves downhill by gravity, and [...]

By |2018-11-15T11:51:03-08:00November 15th, 2018|home inspection, Uncategorized|0 Comments