Salem, Oregon Home Inspection Blog

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Home Inspector - Perfection Inspection, Inc.
Home inspection information in Salem Oregon. Tips for realestate professionals and home buyers. Specializing in education, thermography, and home inspections for realestate transactions in Salem, Oregon.
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A majority of my job includes highlighting or making people aware of things in their home that they never think about.  Items in everyones' homes that need attention but are out of the way, out of sight and seldom considered during our daily lives.  One component in particular seldom gets looked ...
Posted about 2 years ago
Make-up air:  The volume of air that is required to replace exhausted air from a given space. If you have gas appliances,  a well weatherized and insulated home, and exhaust fans check out the following video for a serious consideration…
Posted over 2 years ago
It is very common for me to inspect homes that are older than 1960′s that have three prong outlets that are not grounded. Originally these outlets would have been a two prong, with one side acting as the “hot” and the other side acting as the “neutral.”  The hot is, for the purposes of my discuss...
Posted over 2 years ago
Funny thing about labels, they can tell you some useful things but there is a trick…..you need to actually read them. There are labels for almost anything, to tell you when you should purchase something, or throw it away or even how it should be installed….. I was in a Salem, Oregon attic the ot...
Posted about 3 years ago
A few years ago a little company was producing a neat little electric wall heater that was easily installed, relatively inexpensive and allowed wonderful zonal heating (read-"energy efficient")! Things were wonderful for sometime but like most things there were a few issues with the first models...
Posted about 3 years ago
Many posts have been written about how you should prepare your home for the winter months. Here in the willamette valley our winters are not all that extreme. It does stay wet, however we don't get much snow on the valley floor and our temperatures very rarely dip much below freezing.  These mod...
Posted over 3 years ago
Foundation cracks are typically something that home inspectors look for around the perimeter inside and out. Foundations in Marion and Polk counties are usually a poured concrete or possibly concrete block type foundation. Concrete does two things, it gets hard and it cracks. Small, less than an...
Posted over 3 years ago
  A large part of my job is learning. Learning about materials, techniques and styles allows me to be a resource when questions arise. it is important for home inspectors to be "know it alls" about most things relating to homes. Just as important as knowing about stuff is realizing that there is ...
Posted over 3 years ago
Your gutters need attention.  The shorter days have told the trees to drop their leaves.  Not only that, the rains are about to begin again. Your gutters will be working overtime for the next few months in this area.  It is important to keep your gutters clean.  This will require cleaning your g...
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