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Old 2/15/19, 7:27 AM
Andrew Augustine Andrew Augustine is offline
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The article was upon pool inspection and how its important to take note of any standing water near a pool as this may be a sign of improper drainage. Another thing was in following the directional flow of the water. It's easier to spot any deficiencies in it's operation that way.

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Old 2/15/19, 10:41 AM
Eric Seligmann Eric Seligmann is offline
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I read the article on how to inspect refrigerators. Inspectors are to document the make, model number, serial number, unit style, and year of manufacture. Inspectors are also to look for worn seals, rust on the inside, and excessive frost inside the refrigerators, which all would indicate problems.

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Old 2/15/19, 10:45 AM
Eric Seligmann Eric Seligmann is offline
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Even though it is not part of the traditional home inspection, clients may feel that the appliances should be inspected as well. A common appliance to inspect is a dishwasher. They commonly fail due to leakage, but homeowners still like to know if the dishwasher is operable.

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Old 2/15/19, 3:06 PM
James Leger James Leger is offline
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The writing assignment was on the range hood and range. The range hood is ductless and recirculates the air back into the kitchen. The fan speed, high and low switch was tested. The light switch was turned on. Both the fan and light switches were in operating condition at the time of the inspection. The filter was encumbered approximately 10 percent, intact with no concerns. Recommendation to monitor and clean the filter at the next available opportunity.

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Old 2/15/19, 3:25 PM
James Leger James Leger is offline
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Barbeque safety was the article selected because this is something that I do as a home owner and I would like to obtain as much information about the safety to be able to pass in down to my clients. Propane is very dangerous and we should always light a gas grill with the top open to vent off any excess propane preventing an explosion. If you think you may have a propane leak you can test all connections with soapy water. Always make sure the propane bottle is secure when you are transporting it and do not transport a propane bottle in a trunk of a car. When you are barbequing to try to remove all excess grease and oil to prevent additional fires. Do not barbeque near the home or to close to anything the is combustible.

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Old 2/15/19, 5:03 PM
Todd Blackman Todd Blackman is offline
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Central vacuum system located in the garage utility closet and is only accessible from the garage. Vacuum, adapters and hosed appear are present and working to be in good condition, all outlets throughout the house were tested and covers were all present and working.

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Old 2/15/19, 5:07 PM
Todd Blackman Todd Blackman is offline
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Some builders like to use built in vacuum systems in new home construction, some do a better job than others on air sealing. Every wall penetration made by the pipe system is a potential leak to the outside and great care should be taken to reduce infiltration paths

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Old 2/16/19, 10:20 AM
Christian Hofman-Hitt Christian Hofman-Hitt is offline
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The dryer vent for dryer carries lint and moisture from the clothes being dried inside the unit. The maximum length for a dryer vent termination to the outdoors is 25 feet with a 2 1/2 foot decrease for every 45 degree bend, and 5 foot decrease for every 90 degree bend. The older flexible dryer vents are to be no longer used as they are a fire hazard from lint getting stuck inside the grooves. A smooth, rigid metal duct should now be used in retrofits and new construction.

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Old 2/16/19, 10:29 AM
Christian Hofman-Hitt Christian Hofman-Hitt is offline
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The CPSC estimates that approximately 250 children die every year from drowning in swimming pools. Pools, spas, and hot tubs require barriers to limit the use of these facilities to only adults, and to limit the risk of a death of a child. Certain AHJ that have year round pool access, have developed their own codes for safety barriers, while other AHJ go off of IRC regulations. The IRC requires the barrier to be at least 48 inches in height, and to not allow the passage of a 4 inch in diameter sphere through any part of the barrier.

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Old 2/17/19, 2:16 PM
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Upon inspection of electric range/oven, I observed the oven not properly operating. Oven was on for over 10 minutes with no increase in temperature. All burners are operating properly. Recommend further investigation, repair or replacement by a professional contractor/installer for oven.

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Old 2/17/19, 2:30 PM
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and detectors Article:

Tips for preventing CO Poisoning.

1. Have a carbon monoxide detectors purchased and installed meeting the safety standards.
2. Verify that all appliance are installed and operated according to the the manufacturers instructions.
3. Check for block in chimneys, vents and flues.
4. Dont operate generators or gasoline engine-powered tools in or near an enclosed space.
5. Dont operate fuel burning equipment indoors such as; Camping equipment and grills.
6. Dont leave car running in an attached garage.

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Old 2/18/19, 2:17 PM
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This photo was taken of a range hood exhaust duct. This duct is a corrugated aluminum type that should not be used for range hood venting. This is a defect that should be replaced immediately with a smooth rigid duct to prevent oil and grease build up that could cause a fire.

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Old 2/18/19, 2:26 PM
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Optimum conditions for mold growth in attics illustration. All ducted interior vents from the home should be routed to the exterior of the home to reduce moisture build up in the attic. The excess moisture from such things as bathroom or kitchen range hoods can cause mold growth in the attic space affecting air quality in the entire home.

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Old 2/18/19, 7:24 PM
Christopher Nolen Christopher Nolen is offline
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First open dishwasher and ensure that all parts are present and In working order. once this is done then run on normal cycle to make sure there are no leaks. when cycle is finished operate all slides, spinners check door gaskets. double check no leaks are present and that it is in good working order.

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Old 2/18/19, 7:37 PM
Christopher Nolen Christopher Nolen is offline
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Molds are found everywhere inside and outside, and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present. Molds reproduce by spores, which can be carried by air currents. When these spores land on a moist surface that is suitable for life, they begin to grow. Mold is normally found indoors at levels that do not affect most healthy individuals.
Because common building materials are capable of sustaining mold growth, and mold spores are ubiquitous, mold growth in an indoor environment is typically related to water or moisture indoors. Mold growth may also be caused by incomplete drying of flooring materials such as concrete. Flooding, leaky roofs, building maintenance problems, or indoor plumbing problems can lead to mold growth inside.
For significant mold growth to occur there must be a source of water (which could be invisible humidity), a source of food, and a substrate capable of sustaining growth. Common building materials, such as plywood, drywall, furring strips, carpets, and carpet padding are food for molds. After a single incident of water damage occurs in a building, molds grow inside walls and then become dormant until a subsequent incident of high humidity.

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