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2011 

Dealing With Dirty Laundry At A Home Inspection Laundry areas can present more problems than just smelly socks! Numerous defects are often found in the laundry area at a home inspection. In today's blog, we'll take a look at some of this "dirty laundry"...   Washer hose bib: If rubber washer hose...
05/30/2011
How To Kill A Home Inspector   I am sometimes amazed at what I see during a home inspection. For example, take a look at the electric service panel I tried to inspect the other day. I think I'm going to start packing a machete in my vehicle so I can get access to these things! Per the California ...
05/29/2011
Roof Issues At A Temecula Home Inspection   When buying a newer home, you may think a home inspection is not really necessary. After all, what can go wrong with a five-year-old home? I'd like to tell you about some roof issues found at a recent Temecula home inspection. The Temecula valley is loc...
05/29/2011
Carlsbad Home Inspector Runs Into Bee Invasion! Today was another beautiful day in San Diego county. I was halfway through a Carlsbad home inspection. So far, nothing unusual or too exciting had turned up, until I entered the attic area...         As I entered the attic, I could see that the insu...
05/27/2011
Have You Tried Efflorescence?- La Jolla Home Inspection       No, it is not a new perfume fragrance! Efflorescence is seen as white, powdery deposits on masonry surfaces such as brick, concrete or stone due to an accumulation of minerals and salts. Any home inspector knows that efflorescence itse...
05/26/2011
Crawlspaces: A Defect-Rich Environment!- San Diego Home Inspector- Part 2 ... (continued from Crawlspaces: A Defect-Rich Environment!- San Diego Home Inspector- Part 1) Sub-floor framing issues: Many San Diego homes have structural damage due to cut or over-notched floor joists that occurred duri...
05/25/2011
Crawlspaces: A Defect-Rich Environment!- San Diego Home Inspector- Part 1 The crawlspace area is where a home inspector really earns his money. If I'm inspecting a home with a raised foundation, 30 additional minutes can be spent in the crawlspace alone. Spiders, rats, snakes or other surprises m...
05/25/2011
Attic Ladder Safety- Encinitas Home Inspector I see all kinds of attic ladders during home inspections in any given week. Some are safe to use, most are not. Attic ladders are collapsible ladders permanently attached to the attic floor. If installed properly, they are great features to have in yo...
05/23/2011
Six Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Home Inspector Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Shouldn't that decision be an informed one? A thorough inspection by an experienced home inspector just makes sense. But how do you sift through the large pool of available in...
05/23/2011
Top 10 Things Not Covered In A Home Inspection Potential home inspection clients ask me, "Do you cover this? Do you cover that?". There is much confusion as to what is and is not covered in a home inspection. Since there are "Top 10" lists for just about everything else, I've made a list of the t...
05/22/2011
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