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Kitchen Range Inspection: The Anti-Tip Device

A kitchen range inspection can reveal a significant safety issue that I commonly find during inspections in the Houston area . Ranges are a combination oven and cook top and are normally freestanding appliances fueled by natural gas or electricity. The oven portion...

Houston Home Inspection: Drone Crash Number 3

I love using my DJI Phantom III for roof inspections. If keeps me off the high and dangerous roofs and my customers get a roof inspection. However, sometimes the tight spaces involved require flying skills that my 30 years flying real airplanes did not prepare my for....

Rain Gutter Discharge

Many Houston homes have rain gutter systems to carry rain water from the roof covering away from the foundation. A very common deficiency I see during rain gutter inspections are rain gutter discharge tubes pouring water directly on to the ground right next to the...

Dishwasher contamination part II – The air gap.

In the first installment of our dishwasher series, I said one of the most common dishwasher inspection faults I find in the Houston area are improper drain installation. Just to review in case you missed it, in most homes, the dishwasher is connected to the food...

Dishwasher contamination Part I -The high loop.

One of the most common dishwasher faults I find as a home inspector in the Houston area are improper drain installation. In most Harris county homes, the dishwasher is connected to the food disposal for drainage of waste water. Because there is a direct connection...

Siding to soil clearance

The recommended clearance of masonry siding products (brick, stone, etc.) is 6 inches.
Wood siding clearance is recommended to be 8 inches from soil.

Ever present enemy Part II

The roof of your home consists of the roof covering and the structure that supports it. The roof covering is designed to keep as much water as possible out of your house. In the Houston area, most residential roof coverings are based on asphalt shingles although there...

Landscaping for the health of your home Part II

In the first part we talked about the importance of proper slope around your foundation so that water isn't held against the foundation. Now lets talk about the things to consider when planning new landscaping beds near the house. One of the most common faults I find...

Fire safety in your home

Fire is something we all fear. There is a home structure fire every 86 seconds in the United States. Over 2,600 people died in US structure fires in 2015. Obviously, we need to do everything we can to prevent fires, detect fires and escape fires. Prevention means...

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