Asbestos in homes

- They’re typically bad news because they have a tendency to flake apart and collapse, which can create a serious safety hazard. ..More

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Need a chimney inspection? Hire carefully.

- The buyer had hired this chimney professional to perform a level II inspection of the chimney because there was a wood burning fireplace present. He didn’t have much nice to say about a lot of other chimney companies, complaining that many chimney companies call out minor and inconsequential defects with chimney liners, only to recommend  re-lining the chimneys so they can charge a boatload of money to do the work. Smart. A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep showed up just as we were beginning our inspection of the interior. . The chimney professional was someone I had never met before, so I took some time to chat with him about this chimney, other chimneys, and other chimney companies in the Twin Cities. We recommend a level II inspection on all masonry wood-burning fireplaces when a home is being purchased ..More

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Lead water lines: a home inspector’s perspective

- The first indicator that you may have lead piping is the presence of something called a “wiped joint”, which is a big swollen ball of lead that can always be found at the transition between lead piping and other types of piping. Nevertheless, most home inspectors can quickly identify the presence of lead water piping, often from across the room. ..More

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How to correct improper joist hanger nails

- For an average deck, the repair will probably take a $20 box of screws and about an hour of someone’s time. Is this defect a big deal? No, probably not… but as you can see, the repair isn’t a big deal either. ..More

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New backflow preventer testing requirements for Minnesota

- To make it simple, homeowners with testable backflow devices are supposed to have them tested by a certified tester annually. . The most common testable backflow device found at Minnesota homes is a pressure vacuum breaker, which is a device that is found on nearly every residential lawn irrigation system (aka sprinkler system), shown below ..More

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