A Common Problem With Roof Caps For Bath Fans

-   About one-third of the fans that are supposed to be exhausting through the roof are exhausting to a cap with a backdraft damper that is stuck closed, which causes a good portion of the warm, moist air to exhaust in to the attic space (pictured above). I check the operation of bath fans by just putting my hand at the exhaust and making sure air is blowing out – after first checking for wasp nests, of course. .  One of the more popular roof caps in our area is made by Broan, so I’ll be talking about their specific roof cap ..More

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Which Career Backgrounds Make the Best Home Inspectors?

- To be competent at their jobs, inspectors need to understand the basics of foundations, structures and a home’s plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems. A home inspector’s job is to evaluate the soundness and safety of a house before it’s purchased or while it’s being built or remodeled. ..More

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The Buyer Should Be There

-  Whenever possible. The question I get from home buyers that always makes me chuckle: “Can I be there for part of the inspection?” I want the buyer there for the whole thing. .   It allows me to focus on their particular concerns, it lets me tailor the report to their needs, and it helps them to understand everything a little better ..More

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Who Inspected Your Roof?

-  One roofer told me that city inspectors barely get out of their vehicles.  To find out for myself, I sent out emails to twenty of the largest municipalities in the Twin Cities, asking if their building inspectors will walk roofs.  I wrote:. Roofing contractors all tell me the same thing; municipal roof inspections are anything but thorough. .  I have a high level of respect for municipal inspectors, so I decided to get to the bottom of this ..More

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Is Radon Testing Typically a Part of the Home Inspection Process in Florida?

- As new homeowners kick the metaphorical tires, they’ll want to work with a certified home inspector to determine if their new house is safe. . This odorless, colorless gas can lead to serious health problems, which is why so many Florida home inspectors opt to take radon training courses as part of their education. After an offer is accepted, the due diligence period that follows is filled with inspections, quote-gathering, and moving plans. The purchase of a new home is exciting. In Florida, all home inspections include radon testing ..More

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