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New Construction Fails, part five: Drywall Dust in HVAC System

From early building phases, to the pre-drywall walkthrough, to the final walkthrough, new construction is NOT immune to problems / defects / improper building practices. One such problem we see during an inspection is an HVAC system already covered with drywall dust by the time you’re getting ready to move in!

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New Construction Fails, part four: Improperly Sloped DWV Piping

From early building phases, to the pre-drywall walkthrough, to the final walkthrough, new construction is NOT immune to problems / defects / improper building practices. One such problem we see during an inspection is when DWV (drain/waste/vent) piping has been improperly sloped.

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Home Inspection vs Walk & Talk Consultation: Five Differences

In some situations and markets, the Showing Walk & Talk Consultation may be the best option available to you. But remember that it’s not the same thing as a home inspection! Here we cover 5 important differences, and why you should always plan to follow-up an initial consultation with a home inspection at a later date.

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Should I Buy a House Without a Home Inspection?

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to waive the home inspection (not recommended of course!), you still don’t need to go walking blind into a bidding war. If an Inspection is not an option, get a Showing Walk & Talk Consultation!

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New Construction Fails, part two: Inoperative AFCIs

From early building phases, to the pre-drywall walkthrough, to the final walkthrough, new construction is NOT immune to problems / defects / improper building practices. One such problem we see during an inspection is missing or inoperative AFCIs.

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How to Perform a Thorough Home Inspection: EXTERIOR, part 3

What is involved in a thorough home inspection? Continue with us in this post about the EXTERIOR inspection, Part 3. Here we wrap up a discussion of some of the (many) items, components, and systems you should be inspecting during the Exterior portion of a home inspection.

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New Construction Fails, part one: Exposed Nails on the Roof

From early building phases, to the pre-drywall walkthrough, to the final walkthrough, new construction is NOT immune to problems / defects / improper building practices. One such problem we see during an inspection is exposed nails all over the (asphalt shingle) roof.

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Leak Detection: How Infrared Technology Can Help Find Hidden Leaks

Concerned about hidden leaks in your current or future home? We HIGHLY recommend an add-on service to your standard home inspection which we call “Leak Detection”. Here we address some common questions regarding the technology behind this service. At the end we’ll also mention when it may NOT be worth it to include this add-on service.

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5 Household Dangers You May Not Be Aware Of

In this post we share FIVE potential household dangers that may have escaped your attention. And if you find that some of these need to be addressed in your home, the good news is that they’re all typically relatively straightforward (and cheap!) fixes!

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