GFCI receptacles are a great advancement in safety. These receptacles can prevent electrocution. They are often recommended in a home inspection, but When and Where are GFCI Receptacles Required?
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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.
Drywall from China was imported during the building boom of 2002 – 2005. This drywall is suspected of containing high levels of sulfer which is blamed for damaging air conditioners, wiring and plumbing systems. The owners of these homes also report health problems.
Water heaters can cause a lot of problems. The most common problems is failure that causes flooding. But water heaters can cause house fires too. Take the time to inspect your water heater at least once a year.
Unattended Candles are a major cause of house fires. Never leave candles burning unattended. Candles should only be placed on a non-combustible surface such as a ceramic plate. Never leave candles burning after you go to bed. You should not use candles if you have house pets. Pets can knock candles over, or worse, cats… Read more »