Indirect Plumbing Connections

Here's a fairly common item I see while performing home inspections. What you're looking at in the picture is the discharge and overflow hoses from a water softener tying into the homes sewer drain system. Why is this an issue? Because of the…

Gas Appliance Back-Drafting

If a home has a gas-fired water heater or furnace, one of the things I look for during the home inspection is signs of "back-drafting." This occurs when the hot flue gasses are not efficiently traveling up the exhaust system and out of the home.…
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Roof Damage Caused by Trees

As we get closer to the end of summer, now is a good time to take a look at any trees located close to your home. Are any of the branches or leaves touching your roof surface? If so, that area of the roof will deteriorate at a much faster pace than the rest of the roof.
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