Home inspectors frequently encounter dangerous animals, birds, reptiles, and insects. Whether it be aggressive raccoons, venemous snakes, poisonous spiders, or, as seen above, a curious bat, the directive is always the same. Do not risk personal injury. Move away slowly and deliberately, continu...
Answer:  Leaking Water Supply Line. Testing random hose bibs is something we do on every home inspection. Opening the exterior water faucet and applying pressure will frequently let you know if a split or burst water supply line consistent with freezing is present. If defective, you will continu...
ANSWER: Smoke Detector/Alarm in Need of Replacement or Battery "Believe it or not, the most common fire hazard I see during inspections is old, damaged, or inoperable smoke detectors! My advice? If there is any question, replace them. Even if they are operating normally, once they reach abo...
    Answer: Rigid Gas Line Is Preferred For Safety Caption: "Flex line goes out, then back in, through and out!" Description: Not all that uncommon to encounter a flexible gas line within a fixed appliance interior. However, generally speaking, it is not an acceptable practice for safet...

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