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...
Kitchen Range Inspection: The Anti-Tip Device

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...
Dishwasher contamination part II – The air gap.

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.

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...