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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: High or Low ?

The issue of the placement of carbon monoxide detectors is brought up during several home inspections.  Most agents and clients (including 2 firefighters) say that they must be located near the floor as opposed to high up.  All new construction […]

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Could this actually happen twice ? Toilet Seat Warmer

This is a follow up to a post from 2010.  I did an inspection of a town home last week and again found that the water supply to

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That Pesky P-Trap

During my years in the construction and home inspection industries, I have found that most people do not understand the purpose of the P trap. I have

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Shower Leak at Kitchen Ceiling

This FNMA owned home has been recently refurbished and was sold pending a Home Inspection. At the Home Inspection I noticed a repair had been made to the Kitchen

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Stalled Draft at Furnace Flue

The furnace is in a home originally constructed in the 1950's. Since that time, it has been extensively remodeled and updated. The newer mid-efficiency furnace has a flue diameter of

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A new use for a salsa jar

This is what happens when the contractor doesn't want to run back to the store for parts. A few months ago, I performed a Home Inspection at a house

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What is wrong with this remodeling project ?

This home in Snohomish County was built in 1995 + and is bank owned. There is no prior owner available to answer questions or provide disclosure. It

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Creative garbage disposal wiring

This home has a garbage disposal installed.  The problem was that I could not find the switch to turn the disposal on. After a few minutes of searching, I

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Perfectly directed waste line

Although not a common item to inspect, I happened to brush up against the primary waste line pipe of this 1980's era home. To my surprise, the pipe moved

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Shoes, Shoes, and More Shoes !

I performed an inspection of a 7 unit multifamily rental complex yesterday. One of the rental town homes is occupied by a mother and a daughter. There

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