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“Egress” is just a fancy word for “exit.” In residential construction, an egress window is required in every sleeping space. But what exactly is an egress window? The parameters are pretty straightforward. To be an egress window, it must satisfy … Continue reading
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