Home Inspection: Is your Gas Fireplace Safe?

Posted on: June 16, 2016 by in Blog
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As part of Delaware Home Inspection team, I take my inspections very seriously, Your safety is my concern. The home I was inspecting was 15yrs old. The new buyer found us  on the internet and booked there inspection with us. I learned from there agent that the home was previously inspected, Which I never assume the other inspector performed a complete evaluation of the property. I started my inspection on the exterior of the home and found that the exterior chimney had soot and so did the Continue Reading ...

Over Head Electrical Line Improperly Installed

Posted on: June 16, 2016 by in Blog
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When inspecting this home in Dover, Delaware I came across a very disturbing item. The main Electrical line was wired directly into the underside of the meter box, This is not safe at all for you and your family.  What is required for any overhead line is that it be mounted from the ground to a Min.  height of 12 feet.  This height requirement ensures that no human comes in contact with the power source. Other benefits  by installing it this way is no water will enter the meter, panel or Continue Reading ...

Termite Infestation and Damage

Posted on: June 16, 2016 by in Blog
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When was the last time you checked your home for Termite activity? For this home it has been awhile, I was inspecting the interior utility closet and found a large amount of termite damage to the 2×4 wall, top plate and bottom plate framing. Once I found this I went directly into the crawlspace and found right below this wall the main beam and floor joist were completely damaged and termites were crawling all through the wood. One of the things the seller had to do in addition to Continue Reading ...

Foreclosed Property with Plumbing Leaks

Posted on: June 16, 2016 by in Blog
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On this home inspection we had to make a return trip because the utilities were not on when we did the original inspection, Which will happen when the home is in foreclosure, Short Sale, HUD property and so one. Several things I picked up on when I was at this property the first time and I felt from experience they would be an issue and turned out they were, For instance there was rust on the top of the water heater and electrical lines and valves that were corroded. The most important thing Continue Reading ...