Your dryer exhaust vent system

Your dryer exhaust vent system

Your dryer exhaust vent system is an often forgotten detail in your home but it can be a nuisance and quite possibly dangerous. Ideally, we want a solid metal duct from the dryer all the way to the point it exits the home. We also want to make sure the dryer itself...
Is your smoke detector yellow?

Is your smoke detector yellow?

Smoke detectors are a critical piece of safety equipment in our homes but we have the tendency to ignore them. During inspections, I find inoperative smoke detectors or other deficiencies in fire protection equipment in about 50% of existing construction homes. One of...
Plumbing Backflow Prevention

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...