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
It really doesn't seem to matter what neighborhood these bank owned properties are in.  The bank takes over the property and turns off the utilities.  In the moist Spring, Summer, and Fall, there's no air conditioners running in these homes to keep the humidity at bay.  If the foundation leaks wa...
03/14/2011
This 9 year old 80% efficiency Armstrong Air natural gas forced air furnace with a serpentine heat exchanger has a crack in the heat exchanger.  The crack is located in the center of the picture around the bottom half of the eyelet.  Luckily for my Buyers, I have the professional HVAC Training, k...
03/13/2011
When a homeowner goes the extra mile to install high-quality items on his home, you expect the items to last.  This 9 year old 3,000+ square foot ranch had a mostly brick exterior with steel siding, commercial grade gutters, and a 50-year asphalt composite shingle roof.  With the sun's reflection...
03/12/2011
The photo below was taken in the Country Club neighborhood in Omaha near 52nd & Blondo.  The cold air return is the vent on the floor and the supply air is the one slightly higher on the wall to the left.  The goal of distributing air throughout a home is to attain the most comfort and efficiency...
03/11/2011
Homeowner in Omaha, Nebraska had the sprinkler system winterized in October.  Notice the burst in the line.  I hope they get their money back.
03/09/2011
2 days ago I performed a home inspection in Blair Nebraska on a home built in the 1970's.  The American Standard natural gas furnace was original.  It had a clam shell heat exchanger and during operation the 3rd shell in from the left had the flame curling down underneath the burner.  This told m...
03/06/2011
Luckily, this Omaha Nebraska home didn't have any live bats in the attic when I had to venture up there.  What surprised me, however, was when I pulled the blower out of the furnace to perform a hydro test on the heat exchanger, there ended up being at least 3 dead bats stuck to the furnace cavit...
03/03/2011
In 9 years of inspections, I've never had this happen.  A cat followed me around the vacant house for the inspection like my shadow.  I put my ladder up against the house, climbed onto the roof, only to turn around and have the cat join me.  The cat climbed up the ladder like nothing.  Then, I pu...
03/02/2011
These 3 photos were taken in a home inspection I conducted in Omaha, Nebraska recently.  The windows have a manufacturer's defect.  The dual-pane seals were compromised in over half of the windows in the home.  The home was only 5 years old.  Notice the chunks piled up in the bottom corners of th...
02/28/2011
The main goal of any roof covering is to shed water.  With rolled roofing, you want to install it parallel to the eave overlapping as you go up.  Most manufacturers require you to overlap at least 3".  This hip roof on an addition located in Omaha, Nebraska has the rolled roofing installed vertic...
02/27/2011
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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!