Sump Pumps shouldn’t discharge into the sanitary sewer

- If you have this type of setup at your own home, the ‘good citizen’ thing to do is to make the sump pump discharge to the exterior. In last weeks post on sump system defects, I gave some advice on how this could be done without having the line get blocked with ice during the winter. ..More

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Top 10 Home Inspection Myths

- The seller doesn’t need to fix squat. Home buyers can ask sellers to fix things or pay for things to be fixed, but I can’t think of a single defect that a seller would be required to fix. ..More

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Kickout Flashing

-  Here’s another photo showing some more obvious damage. The rotted siding shown above is just the beginning; the real damage will be inside the wall. ..More

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Minnesota Radon Awareness Act

- The new Minnesota Radon Awareness Act requires sellers to give home buyers a lot more information about radon, including whether or not tests have been performed, the most recent test results, any details pertaining to radon reduction or mitigation systems, a warning about radon, and a copy of the Minnesota Department of Health publication titled “Radon in Real Estate Transactions”. ..More

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Ceiling Stains

-  Stains on ceilings are definitely worth further investigation, but most of the time they’re only indicators of past leaks, many of which occured a long time ago. This list makes up the vast majority of ceiling stains that we encounter during home inspections.  Why?  Because active leaks will quickly destroy ceilings and they’re extremely difficult to hide. ..More

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