omaha home inspections: North Omaha Home Inspections: Inspecting Bank Owned Properties Filled With Mold Is Becoming Too Common - 03/14/11 09:27 AM
It really doesn't seem to matter what neighborhood these bank owned properties are in.  The bank takes over the property and turns off the utilities.  In the moist Spring, Summer, and Fall, there's no air conditioners running in these homes to keep the humidity at bay.  If the foundation leaks water into the basement, the sump pumps don't work because the power has been turned off.  As deep snow begins to melt, ice damming leaks in through the roof.  Mold grows and flourishes.  Drywall is extensively water damaged and/or covered in mold growth.  Anything mold can survive off of becomes a … (1 comments)

omaha home inspections: Omaha Home Inspections: Sprinkler System "Winterized" (DOH!) - 03/09/11 04:45 PM
Homeowner in Omaha, Nebraska had the sprinkler system winterized in October.  Notice the burst in the line.  I hope they get their money back.

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omaha home inspections: Omaha Home Inspections: A Happy House With Not-So-Happy Results - 01/05/11 11:25 AM
This South Omaha house smiles at you when you pull up.  3 layers on the roof and an under-supported front porch aren't helping matters.  Instead of fixing the problem during this rehab project, the Seller simply relocated the gutter downspout to the center which over time has become the low point.  Problem solved.  Hmmm.
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omaha home inspections: Omaha Home Inspection: Valley Rafter Not Properly Supported - 11/30/10 08:20 AM
Take a close look at this photo.  Notice where the load point is from this valley rafter.  It rests on two 2x4's horizontally laid flat spanning over two ceiling joists.  During a heavy snow storm, the weight of this valley area of the roof rests on these two 2x4's!  This was found on a high-end custom built home in Omaha.
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omaha home inspections: Preventative Fall Maintenance Tips By Omaha Home Inspector, Greg Wayman - 10/11/10 10:00 AM
(For the printable PDF version, click here.)
 
It's that time of year again.  The days are getting shorter and cooler.  To ensure that your house remains in prime condition over the winter, a good weekend spent on preventative maintenance is a great investment.  By making a thorough inspection of your home inside and out you can detect and repair problems before they become issues.  This can save you time and costly headaches down the road.  If there are repairs below beyond your comfort zone, hire a licensed Contractor to handle the job.
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omaha home inspections: Federal Pacific Stab-Lok panel with burnt service entrance cable - 08/26/10 10:52 AM
Federal Pacific Stab-Lok panels have been documented across the US of causing house fires.  The reasons are the double-pole breakers fail to trip up to 60% of the time under overloading or short-circuit situations.  The other reason is the breakers may come loose on the buss bar.  The picture below was taken from one of my inspections this year in Omaha.
To read more on Federal Pacific Stab-Lok panels, I have 2 pdf documents posted on my website.  1 I wrote, the other is much more technical found on CPSC's website.  They can be found here:
http://www.omaha-home-inspection.com/hometips-federalpacificpanels-7-8-10.pdf
http://www.omaha-home-inspection.com/FederalPacific-Stab-Lok-2008CPSCMeeting.pdf
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omaha home inspections: York high-efficiency furnace's view port - 08/25/10 09:51 AM
I ran across this brand new York furnace on a Hearthstone Home the other day.  It's a high-efficiency furnace with a view port so you can actually see the condensate drip out of the secondary heat exchanger and run down the drain hose.  Most people don't realize how much moisture furnaces produce.  Now they can see it to believe it!

Here's a close up of the view port.  Cool, huh!?!

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omaha home inspections: Home Inspections Omaha - Furnace Red Flags - 02/03/10 03:07 PM
Furnace Red Flags
By: Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector
www.omaha-home-inspector.com  
The most important aspect of a home inspection is bringing to light major issues and safety hazards.  When I find a cracked heat exchanger on a furnace, I'm surfacing a high-dollar problem and a major safety concern of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Finding a crack makes most Listing Agents and Sellers cringe, however, my clients are truly grateful.  Having the professional HVAC training, the high-tech equipment, and the years of experience allows me to find a high percentage of the heat exchangers that are cracked.  In the 8 years of doing … (0 comments)

omaha home inspections: Omaha Home Inspections - Furnace Red Flags - 02/03/10 03:04 PM
Furnace Red Flags
By: Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector
www.omaha-home-inspection.com  
The most important aspect of a home inspection is bringing to light major issues and safety hazards.  When I find a cracked heat exchanger on a furnace, I'm surfacing a high-dollar problem and a major safety concern of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Finding a crack makes most Listing Agents and Sellers cringe, however, my clients are truly grateful.  Having the professional HVAC training, the high-tech equipment, and the years of experience allows me to find a high percentage of the heat exchangers that are cracked.  In the 8 years of doing … (2 comments)

 
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