Garage firewalls are often over-looked in a home inspection. This system is intended to slow the spread of fire from the garage into the living space. Your home inspector should carefull evaluate the integrity of the firewall, and report on any breaches.
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During a home inspection, the inspector’s primary concern is the health and safety of the client. Our home inspectors will search for and report on dangers in the home including amateur wiring which could lead to a fire, absence of smoke detectors, presence of security bars over windows, condition of the fire-wall, and condition of the fireplace among others. The inspector will also inspect and report on any poorly installed gas appliances such as furnaces and water heaters that could present a Carbon Monoxide hazard.
SDG&E has begun to Red-Tag gas appliances in the house more than ever before. Many of these items are outside the scope of a home inspection. Be sure your home inspector checks for these items so that you aren’t left with expensive repairs, or no hot water.
Heating equipment is a leading cause of house fires. Find out what type of heating equipment is responsible for the most fires.
Radon is a poisonous gas which should be tested for when purchasing a home. However, San Diego Home Inspectors do not test for this gas.
Many people in Southern California never have their chimneys swept. As home inspectors, we often see a neglected fireplace, and too often we see chimneys that are in very poor condition.
There are many dangers lurking around your home. Some of these are obvious, but some can easily be overlooked. Here is an infographic showing some of the dangers that can appear both indoors and out and around your home that you should be aware of. We all know that our medicine cabinet should be… Read more »
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