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Forum: Student Discussions 3/28/18, 9:30 PM
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Efflorescence is basically salt deposits made by...

Efflorescence is basically salt deposits made by moisture wicking in through the masonry walls. Several cleaners are available at home improvement stores. To prevent this, the finished grade outside...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/28/18, 9:27 PM
Replies: 5,851
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If replacing electrical panel cover screws, it is...

If replacing electrical panel cover screws, it is important to use only screws approved by the manufacturer. These will be blunt-tipped, so as to not penetrate any live wiring inside the panel. Never...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/18/17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36,144
Views: 492,994
I occasionally find drum traps for older bathtub...

I occasionally find drum traps for older bathtub drains. These are obsolete as they are not smooth-lined and self-scouring and are prone to clogging. At a minimum, if the tub tends to drain slowly,...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/18/17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36,144
Views: 492,994
The toilet in main bathroom is very loose. This...

The toilet in main bathroom is very loose. This could cause leaks that typically go unnoticed but, over time, can cause extensive damage to the floor structure. Recommend it be corrected by replacing...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/18/17, 9:13 PM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 44,853
garage Inspection- One thing I learned from doing...

garage Inspection- One thing I learned from doing home inspections that wasn't taught in training: Always check to make sure the garage door is not locked before you operate it. Failure to do so...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/18/17, 9:04 PM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 44,853
As a result of changes to my company structure...

As a result of changes to my company structure (business partner is no longer with the company), I recently submitted an updated business entity report with the state to reflect this. Within minutes,...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/17, 8:43 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 49,836
Although it is not prohibited, residential roofs...

Although it is not prohibited, residential roofs should not have more than a single layer of shingles. Common 3-tab asphalt shingles have an average lifespan of approximately 15-20 years. Multiple...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/17, 8:37 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 49,836
Photo-electric sensors for the garage doors are...

Photo-electric sensors for the garage doors are mounted too high. These prevent the closure of the door when there is an object blocking the path of the door. As currently mounted, there is room...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/12/17, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4,743
Views: 58,868
Filler plates (blanks) should not be missing from...

Filler plates (blanks) should not be missing from the main service panel. These openings must be enclosed with a proper material to prevent objects from going in and/or arcs/sparks from coming out of...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/12/17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4,743
Views: 58,868
A wall is usually considered unsafe if it leans...

A wall is usually considered unsafe if it leans to such an extent that a plumb line passing through its center of gravity does not fall inside the middle third of its base (the V3 Rule). In such an...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/8/17, 6:43 PM
Replies: 1,934
Views: 53,491
A garage door's auto-reverse function reverses...

A garage door's auto-reverse function reverses the garage door if it does meet resistance (object, person). This has been required by law since 1993. This function should be tested monthly to ensure...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/8/17, 6:39 PM
Replies: 1,934
Views: 53,491
The foundation for this manufactured home...

The foundation for this manufactured home utilizes concrete block piers for support. They are properly placed on footings and positioned perpendicular to the home's main support beams to provide...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/6/17, 6:34 PM
Replies: 16,648
Views: 232,988
The saddle (or upper) side of a chimney is a...

The saddle (or upper) side of a chimney is a critical location for the accumulation of water, twigs, debris, etc. If not controlled, this will lead to water intrusion into the roof sheathing and...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/6/17, 6:21 PM
Replies: 16,648
Views: 232,988
Manual chimney damper does not function properly,...

Manual chimney damper does not function properly, i.e., it does not effectively open and close completely. Purpose of damper is to prevent smoke from entering the living space. Recommend repair or...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/12/14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,720
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/11/14, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,849
Re: New logo designed for Duneland Home Inspections

Thanks for the great artwork! Yes, it's taken longer than we anticipated to get the website up to a point that we felt comfortable launching with. It still needs some work, but I feel it's a decent...
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