New Electrical Safety Requirement: AFCI Protection for Replacement Outlets

- .  This means that if you’re replacing an old outlet in an old home in a location that needs AFCI protection in a new home, the replacement outlet needs to be AFCI protected. This section requires that all replacement receptacles be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protected ..More

  • Property Inspection Caldwell, ID
  • Septic Inspection Draper, UT
New Construction Tip: Have Your Builder Plan for Water Management

- . Even if your builder has a policy saying they won’t direct the downspouts to a yard drain / underground, at least have them bury the tubing for it. If you’re having a new home built, be sure to cover this stuff early on in the home building process ..More

  • Crawl Space Inspection Oakland Park, FL
  • Roof Inspection Ankeny, IA
Combustion Air Ducts, Part II: Problems and Solutions

- .  If I think of any more, I’ll add them to this list in the future. That concludes my list of the most common installation and maintenance defects with combustion air ducts ..More

  • Hvac Inspection The Colony, TX
  • House Inspection Concord, NH
Photos from New Construction Home Inspections, Part III

- . Here’s an easily explained void in the insulation: the wind wash barrier blew out of place, so wind blew into the attic and pushed the insulation out of the way ..More

  • Discount Infrared Inspection Bartlett, IL
  • Hvac Inspector Sayreville, NJ
This Year I’m Thankful for Warm Feet

- . My third inspection that day was a huge run-down duplex that was in especially bad shape.  As I sat there getting some feeling back into my feet, I thought about how ridiculous it was to waste this kind of time every day, and decided to put an end to all of this silliness by getting some bad-ass boots.  I was only able to get through about half of the inspection before I couldn’t take it any more; I had to stop mid-inspection and go out to my truck to un-thaw my toes ..More

  • Commercial Septic Inspection Twin Falls, ID
  • Termite Inspector Noblesville, IN

Homeowner Resources & Helpful Links

Ask An Expert - Home Forum Pages
See All
requestaquote Get Free Quotes callnow 888-506-9527