Safety

TIP: Brass Gas Connector

Just a tip for anyone that does not know.If you ever see this type of Brass flex hose being used it is dangerous and could…


Spring and Bolt

TIP: Garage Door Balance Springs

Tip of the day. The garage door balance springs are under extreme tension. The metal spring will eventually fail when under tension. There should be…


Stamp of Approval

Stamp of Approval

Rubber stamped; a phrase that characteristically has a negative connotation meaning an action or product hasn’t been scrutinized for quality, safety and or appropriateness. On…




HVAC Drainage – Roof Mounted Systems

INSIDE THE FORUM THE QUESTION :: What are your thoughts on this condensate discharge location? Scott Patterson :: Not a proper way to discharge condensate. It is…


Deck Railing

Does your deck look safe?

This building is a multiple unit Condominium. The Unit that I inspected is on the top floor–its deck is visible at the top center of…


Charles Buell Photo

Preventing Deck Collapses

With all the recent deck collapses around the country it may be time once again to re-visit deck construction methods and materials. Actually we have…


Reuben Saltzman

CSST Bonding Update

I last blogged about CSST bonding nearly three years ago.  There have been a few changes to CSST bonding rules since then, and there is still…


Today's Home Inspector - Fire Safety - Portable Heaters

Space Heater Safety

With temps dropping it’s important to think about home heating safety. Keeping the thermostat down will save money while portable heaters provide direct and quick warmth,…