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2011 

Dan Edward Phillips of Eureka, CA wrote an important article I wanted to pass on regarding ice maker water lines. Many of them I see during home inspections are poorly installed. Thanks for the great article, Dan!Does your refrigerator have an Ice Maker?  Does it have a ‘water shut off valve'?  D...
06/28/2011
San Diego Home Inspector Goes North- My wife and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary, so she convinced me to take a mini-break from home inspections by going north to Santa Barbara for a few days. It was actually my first visit to Santa Barbara, and I was impressed with it's scenic bea...
06/26/2011
Have You Checked Your Egress Windows?- Encinitas Home Inspector It's midnight and you've just drifted off to sleep. All of a sudden, the smoke alarms in your home begin to blast. You changed all the detector batteries just two weeks ago! This must be the real deal! You forgot to turn off the drye...
06/23/2011
The New Carbon Monoxide Detector Law In California- California residents, have you installed a carbon monoxide detector in your home? Per California Senate Bill 183, California residents must have a carbon monoxide detector installed in their home as of July 1, 2011. Although I have been recommen...
06/21/2011
"Four Tips For Garage Door Safety"- Encinitas Home Inspector The home inspection business can be quite entertaining at times! I was inspecting the garage door at an Encinitas, CA home. A new door opener had been recently installed. When I tested the photo sensors, the door did not reverse, so I t...
06/18/2011
My Home Inspector Said Aluminum Wiring Will Catch My House On Fire! Single-strand aluminum wiring was installed in many homes built in the mid 1960's to early 1970's. After a decade of use, inherent weaknesses were discovered with the wiring. Neglected aluminum wiring connections become increasin...
06/10/2011
Does Your Weep Screed Weep?- Temecula Home Inspector   If you're having a new patio installed at your home, be sure your concrete contractor knows the required clearance to be maintained from the stucco weep screed. I consistently see improper patio installations while conducting home inspections...
06/08/2011
Deck Repair Gone Awry!- Del Mar Home Inspection Often, by the time I'm called in to perform a home inspection, the subject house has already been inspected by a termite company. Such was the case at this Del Mar, CA home. The previous owner had not kept up on the home's maintenance and there was ...
06/05/2011
A Home Inspector's ActiveRain Success Story I first heard about ActiveRain two months ago after an invitation by a buddy, Steve Hall of Re/Max United in San Diego County. Why not check out ActiveRain? I knew I needed help with search engine optimization for my home inspection business- my website...
06/01/2011
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As a San Diego home inspector, I come across all kinds of hazards and downright ridiculous installations on a daily basis. Come along for the ride!