Category Archives: Surprising Inspection Discoveries
Aluminum Wiring Problems Revealed at Home Inspection
We found Aluminum wiring attached to switches and outlets that were approved for Copper wire only at this home inspection in the Grand Prairie area. Watch the video below while our inspector explains the procedure for inspecting a house with aluminum wiring at the electrical outlets and switches. And let us work for you. We … Continue reading Aluminum Wiring Problems Revealed at Home Inspection
Revisiting Re-inspection | Happy Dallas Home Inspection Client
Imagine everyone’s surprise when the re-inspection showed that no one had touched the drain leaks in the crawlspace.
To Re-Inspect or Not to Re-Inspect – That Is the Question!
Our home inspection Clients sometimes ask us to go back and check to see if repairs they asked Sellers to make have been completed correctly. At House Exam Inspection we perform dozens of re-inspections every year. And the incident I want to describe in this blog post is an excellent example of where it was an … Continue reading To Re-Inspect or Not to Re-Inspect – That Is the Question!
Home Fires Traced To Gas Piping (CSST) Not Properly Installed | Fort Worth Inspections Include Gas Systems
Home inspectors in Fort Worth, North Texas, and around the country continue to face resistance in talking to clients about the issues related to fires caused by improper bonding and grounding of gas piping materials like CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing). We have been accused of “scaring” clients with our findings, or sensationalizing the latest … Continue reading Home Fires Traced To Gas Piping (CSST) Not Properly Installed | Fort Worth Inspections Include Gas Systems
Home Inspectors Find Rust in Evaporator Pans A Lot
People ask, “What’s the most frequent home maintenance problem you find at a typical home inspection?” When I answer, “The A/C evaporator unit,” many people scratch their heads, looking puzzled. They don’t know what I’m talking about. The folks who do know what I’m talking about are always surprised, because they think this item is … Continue reading Home Inspectors Find Rust in Evaporator Pans A Lot
Dangerous Electrical Panel Found at Fort Worth Home Inspection
SURPRISE ELECTRICAL DISCOVERY! WAY WRONG! WAY DANGEROUS! Look at what our home inspector found on a home inspection in West Fort Worth. Someone went to a lot of trouble to design and carefully construct this shiny, sheet metal front cover for a Square-D main electrical panel. It is for a good reason that electricians call … Continue reading Dangerous Electrical Panel Found at Fort Worth Home Inspection
Friday the 13th – Don’t Cause Bad Luck for Your Foundation
After seeing two houses in a few days where a soaker hose was too close to the foundation, I decide to post this video about moisture problems at a foundation. Keep a soaker hose at least eight inches away from the foundation edge. This will allow proper moisture levels at the soil and proper support … Continue reading Friday the 13th – Don’t Cause Bad Luck for Your Foundation
Severe Water Damage Discovered at Keller Home Inspection
Severe water damage was found behind the refrigerator at t his Keller, TX home inspection
Why Do We Report T&P Valve Problems as Deficient in Our Home Inspections?
OK, folks, this post might actually be classified as a RANT! Adam and I, as well as other home inspectors, have been criticized for writing up some of the problems related to water heaters. Truth is there are a few deficiencies we find with water heaters that can be downright dangerous. And with this first … Continue reading Why Do We Report T&P Valve Problems as Deficient in Our Home Inspections?
Electrical Fire Hazard Revealed by Fort Worth Inspector
Our highly trained and experienced professional home inspectors look for problems in the electrical systems of every home we inspect. It’s not only our job. It’s our mission. We want to make sure you are safe in your home. One of the chief components of a home’s electrical system is the main distribution panel box … Continue reading Electrical Fire Hazard Revealed by Fort Worth Inspector