Brian is the owner of Grand Home Inspection LLC. He takes pride in his ability to explain complex housing systems in a way that anybody can understand and enjoys teaching people about their biggest investment.
People are always asking me about the age and condition of the shingles, but they often overlook the fact that the roof is an entire system composed of multiple components that must work together in order to keep the water out.
Most people enter their crawlspace rarely, if ever, so what the big deal if there’s a little bit of junk taking up some space? You might think that some leftover lumber from construction is no big deal in your unused space, but it can be seen as a tasty treat to termites and other wood destroying organisms.
Can you tell what’s wrong with the exhaust in the picture above? I put a nice red arrow to show the problem area so it should be pretty obvious. The unfortunate truth is that this hazardous setup can appear perfectly normal to the untrained eye, but can be deadly if left uncorrected.
This blog focuses on an electrical problem that can look perfectly normal, even to some electricians. In the panel pictured above all breakers work properly, none of them are loose, there’s no sign or scorching, and conductors are wired just as they should be, so what’s the problem?
A few people think they can self-inspect, have a friend or family member that is fairly handy around the house, or might even know a contractor, so they could be tempted to make the mistake of doing a simple walk-through themselves or with that friend or family member in place of a professional inspection.