Testing for radon? Close ALL of the windows, not just the basement windows

- One might think that with all of these reminders the message would be clear, but it’s apparently not enough. . What do you think?. I’m thinking the next logical step would be for us to put sticky notes on every window in the house, with a warning not to open the windows ..More

  • Crawl Space Inspection Caldwell, ID
  • Termite Inspector Draper, UT
Top 20 Home Inspection Photos from 2015

- Chimneys and flat roofs are notorious for leaks. I just blurred out the surrounding scenery to keep the location anonymous. . While this image looks photoshopped, it’s not. Someone managed to combine the two here ..More

  • Home Inspection Services Oakland Park, FL
  • Insurance Inspector Ankeny, IA
Water hammer arresters are now required in Minnesota

- While water hammer is worst with the aforementioned quick-acting valves, it can really happen anywhere.  All that I’m doing in the video below to get the pipe to bang is turning my hot water on and off at the kitchen faucet. . All it took to fix this issue was to secure the water line, but the “before” video was quite dramatic. I had a small problem with this at my own kitchen sink after replacing my 1/2″ water line with a 3/8″ water line to get hot water to my sink faster ..More

  • 101 Point Home Inspection The Colony, TX
  • Plumbing Inspectors Concord, NH
Melted vinyl siding caused by reflected sunlight

- I have to agree with the vinyl siding manufacturers; this is an unnatural occurrence, and this will happen to vinyl siding any time it’s subjected to this kind of heat. It’s primarily a cosmetic issue. . Mitchell, Attorney at Law with Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, there is no legal precedence for assigning blame when it comes to melted vinyl siding, most likely because this creates no safety hazard, no performance issues, and the cost of the damaged material is typically quite minimal. According to Kurt M ..More

  • Infrared Inspection Services Bartlett, IL
  • Septic Inspectors Sayreville, NJ
Did your house leak during the storm yesterday?

-  Buildings do sometimes leak under extreme weather conditions. As long as the building can dry out, a one-time leak event probably isn’t going to cause any long-term damage. On the other hand, if you experienced water leaking into your home around doors or windows that you know were closed, it’s probably not anything to worry about. I know that may sound too nonchalant, but it’s the truth. ..More

  • 4 Point Inspectors Twin Falls, ID
  • Discount Infrared Inspection Noblesville, IN

Resources & Links For Homeowners

Ask An Expert - Forums On Home Issues
See All
requestaquote Get Free Quotes callnow 888-506-9527