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As part of a Home Inspection, Bob tests a representative sample of outlets in each room. Most outlets test fine and aren’t noteworthy. However, on a recent inspection he noticed the cover plate of the outlet was hot to the … Continue reading
There are very few things that will stop a Home Inspection dead in its tracks: a gas leak is one of them. If I enter a room and smell gas, there is a problem. If I’m standing right by the … Continue reading
This is a guest post from Skip Walker, a fellow ASHI-Certified Home Inspector. His bio appears at the end of this article. This Year – Don’t Just Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries Change Your Smoke Alarms Ionization Versus Photoelectric Smoke … Continue reading
Part of the official Standards and Practices for Home Inspections is testing a representative sample of electrical receptacles in the home to make sure they are wired safely and correctly. This isn’t something I can see directly; I need to … Continue reading
Many houses built in the last century were constructed with minimal electrical service. When looking back to those times, there simply weren’t that many electrical devices in a home. Air conditioners weren’t readily available until after World War II, and … Continue reading