Omaha Home Inspections by Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector

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My blog is packed full of home inspection related articles that are useful for homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, and real estate agents. I also post interesting inspection pics regularly as I run across something on my inspections that peak my interest. Enjoy!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
When I inspected this house, it was vacant.  I honestly didn't know if the previous owners had been electrocuted from this shower install.  This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen on any of my home inspections.  You're looking at a shower aiming at a 120 amp electric furnace.  Yes, the f...
09/06/2010
This photo was taken in a 3 year old house that had a family with 2 little daughters.  They played in their playroom in the basement right next to the utility room.  A bird's nest clogged the B-vent flue pipe and was causing 100% of the flue gases from the furnace and water heater to backdraft in...
09/04/2010
You never know what you're going to find.  This 1900's home located along the river in South Omaha had 2 crawlspaces and a basement.  There were lots of half used paint cans stacked all along the one wall of the basement and junk everywhere.  The house had a ton of issues which my clients could h...
09/02/2010
This was a 2 year old townhome.  It had just started to rain at the beginning of the inspection.  When I was finished water had come in here at such a steady stream that the water was pooling on over 1/2 of the unfinished basement.  It pays to have a good water proofing company.  The only way to ...
09/01/2010
Have a male dog?  They can be a very expensive pet to own if you're not smart enough to put a little fence around your air conditioner or heat pump.  Their dog urine is acidic and it can eat through the fins and coils.
08/29/2010
This wood fireplace was located in the Master Bedroom of a 7,000 sf ranch in Nebraska.  During Christmas, the Seller had their entire family over.  One of the relatives decided to get the fire going.  Shortly thereafter, smoke started to roll out of the Master Bedroom.  After the fire was put out...
08/27/2010
Federal Pacific Stab-Lok panels have been documented across the US of causing house fires.  The reasons are the double-pole breakers fail to trip up to 60% of the time under overloading or short-circuit situations.  The other reason is the breakers may come loose on the buss bar.  The picture bel...
08/26/2010
I ran across this brand new York furnace on a Hearthstone Home the other day.  It's a high-efficiency furnace with a view port so you can actually see the condensate drip out of the secondary heat exchanger and run down the drain hose.  Most people don't realize how much moisture furnaces produce...
08/25/2010
This house in Council Bluffs, IA is the only one I've ever seen with a secret basement entrance.  The Seller hung around at the beginning of the inspection to show me.  Otherwise, I would have never found it.  This 1 1/2 story home had a full unfinished basement.  The furnace, water heater, water...
08/24/2010
Look closely at this photo.  Notice the gas line running to the dryer.  This indicates this dryer is gas and will produce carbon monoxide when in operation.  Next, notice the dryer vent with the opening that can allow the carbon monoxide right into the home.  Genius!  To see more entertaining hom...
08/17/2010
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My blog is packed full of home inspection related articles that are useful for homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, and real estate agents. I also post interesting inspection pics regularly as I run across something on my inspections that peak my interest. Enjoy!