Monthly Archives: August 2015
LP Siding Preventive Maintenance Tips

All LP siding has this pattern stamped on it, it won’t be on every board. A home with LP siding…

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI)

The “AFCI” is an arc fault circuit interrupter.  AFCIs are electrical devices designed to protect against fires caused by arcing…

Knob and Tube Wiring

  Knob and Tube Wiring Knob and tube wiring in an attic, with NM cable spliced to it. This circuit…

Carbon Monoxide: Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide: tips for keeping your family safe During a power outage caused by the windstorms in December 2006, a…

Moisture in Basements: Causes and Solutions

Source: University of Minnesota Extension service An Overview of Solutions to Basement Moisture Problems The best way to approach any…

Preparing For An Earthquake

Are you ready? As a home inspection educator, I think is very important to consider earthquakes when evaluating a home….

State Exam – Insulation and ventilation

The state guidelines are the key to understanding Home Inspection Exam.  Insulation and ventilation problems are the cause of many problems…

Washington State Home Inspection Test Information

The following illustrate the type of questions used in the Washington Home Inspector Examination. A gas-fired clothes dryer exhaust vent…

Hybrid Heat Pump Energy Efficient Water Heating

This type of water heater uses a compressed gas to produce heat, instead of a resistive electrical heating element.  They…

Aluminum Branch Circuit Wiring

While inspecting a nice early 1970’s homes electrical panel, we found this neutral bar with several aluminum branch circuit wired…

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