Why Test for Radon?

Why Test for Radon?

If your realtor is thorough as you arrange for a home inspection, you will be asked if you want a radon test on the property you are buying. The general response is: “Why should I pay for a radon test as a part of my due diligence before buying a home?” I...
Attending the Home Inspection

Attending the Home Inspection

I met a wonderful couple at an inspection this past week. They are moving to Greenville from out of state and drove up to be present for the home inspection. The home was staged but otherwise vacant and they spent their time measuring and planning for the big move....
Shedding Light on Radon Risk

Shedding Light on Radon Risk

I’m sure you’ve heard that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer risk increases even more with smokers. Yet, because radon exists on the atomic level, unseen and unnoticed, the risk is often dismissed. One of the more frequently...

Missing Discharge Pipe on the TPR Valve

There have been too many times, during the course of an inspection, that I have discovered the discharge pipe for the Temperature Pressure Relief valve (TPR valve) missing or incorrectly sized on a property’s water heater. The valve is located near the top (or...

Testing Electric Receptacles

South Carolina requires its Home Inspectors to adhere to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) inspection standards. The standards provide a solid protocol to adhere to for home inspections. Even so, I like to go beyond those standards in some areas. Take,...

Attachments That Last

Each Summer there are reports of deck collapses, as groups of people head outside to enjoy the warmth of the season. Even though there are construction standards for safely constructing decks, it is surprising how often I come across poor deck construction practices....

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