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Leaks Around Skylights is not always about Water

Leaking Skylights is not always about water

Skylights represent a host of problems:  from installation issues, to energy efficiency issues.  Why someone would put something of so little resistance to heat loss at the warmest place in the room is confusing to me.  I know they meet…

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Don’t You Hate it When The Toilet Explodes?

Make sure your toilet is not on the recall list

Living in a modern society, it behooves all of us to subscribe to the Consumer Products Safety Commission email of recalled products and safety announcements. Yesterday I received a notice that peaked my interest.  It seems that most of these announcements have…

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Have You Washed Your Attic Insulation Lately?

Have you washed your attic insulation lately?

You best hop to it then if you haven’t!  If you do not keep your insulation washed you may be wasting valuable money in extra heating and cooling costs! OK wait a minute. Brain-fart. This is silly—NOBODY washes insulation—what the heck…

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Is Your Foundation Under a Crack Attack?

Is your Foundation Cracked?

One of the biggest concerns my clients have may be foundation cracks. If the foundation has problems, the entire structure may be adversely affected. But are all foundation cracks “deal breakers”? Not necessarily. Let’s talk about some of these cracks and their potential…

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The Importance Of A Home Inspection Before You Buy

Congratulations! You searched and searched and finally found your dream home! Do you realize the importance of a home inspection before you buy? This may be one of your largest purchases ever. Would you buy a car without giving it…

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Does Your Weep Screed Weep?- Home Inspector

If you’re having a new patio installed at your home, be sure your concrete contractor knows the required clearance to be maintained from the stucco weep screed. I consistently see improper patio installations while conducting throughout Riverside and San Diego Counties…

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How to Protect your Los Angeles Home – Siding

These home inspection tips show how to protect the siding and foundation of your Los Angeles home. Whether your home is built on a slab or a raised foundation, it comes in contact with the soil at some point. The foundation is obviously in…

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Common Electrical Problems in your Los Angeles Home

Our trusty San Diego Home inspector, Russel Ray, has come up with a baker’s dozen of his most common electrical recommendations His two most recent posts about electricity (“What’s the #1 thing you would do?” and “What color are YOUR…

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Is Your Attic a Fire Hazard?

The attic is not exactly one of the places people frequent often.  If they go up once or twice a year that is a lot. That’s why you need someone like a your home inspector to get up there occasionally…

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