Lint in dryer ducts are the cause of many house fires annually. A home inspector should be checking for basic installation defects at the dryer vent.
Home inspectors from The Real Estate Inspection Company demonstrate the pros and cons of portable and stand-by generators for use during Power Outages.
Whether you are thinking of doing repairs around the house, or if you are buying a house that has been “refurbished”, you need to know what permits are required. Permits are required to ensure that a house is safe. If you are changing the structure, or moving water, gas or electrical, you may very well… Read more »
In this article, we will focus on some issues related to buying a house built in the 1970’s. This is not meant to alarm the would be buyer. And it is not an exhaustive comparison of the building codes of thirty years ago compared to today, but rather a general discussion of some of the things that you may find in an inspection report if you are buying a home from that time period. If you are considering purchasing a house built in the 1970’s please know that some of these items may come up.
New laws for smoke alarms in California beginning January 1, 2014. Smoke detectors save lives. But where are Smoke alarms required, and when did the requirements take place?
New technology is aiding home inspectors in the search for moisture, bad wiring, and missing insulation. Only hire a home inspector who has made the investment in Infrared Thermal Imaging technology.
There are three main types of circuit breakers in a modern home, each with a unique purpose. Learn about what circuit breakers do and the difference between fuses, circuit breakers, GFCI’s and AFCI’s.