Plumbing Backflow Prevention

One of the most common deficiencies encountered in Houston home inspection is the absence of appropriate plumbing back flow prevention. Even though I commonly report the absence of back flow protection, most homeowners ignore the deficiencies and they remain...
Your Water Meter

Your Water Meter

A water meter is a device used to measure the amount of water delivered to your home. In the Houston area, the meter is most often located near the curb at the street. It can be located in other places, such as halfway between the street and the home or on the back...

Accordion fittings and clogged drains

Accordion fittings and clogged drains. One always follows the other. Countless Do-it-yourself (DIY) homeowners have fallen for the ease of installation that accordian style plumbing fittings offer. It is true that these fittings can reduce the work load and planning...
Foundation Wedge Cracks

Foundation Wedge Cracks

A very common deficiency in Houston are foundation wedge cracks, also known as “corner pops”. These are the result of construction errors. The good news is these cracks generally do not affect the structural integrity of the foundation. They do, however, create a...