Electrical Issues

January 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Home Inspector TV

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are circuit breakers installed at the panel to provide ground faulty protection for the whole circuit. Circuits with GFCI’s need to have fuses or breakers to shut off the electricity in the case of an overload. GFCI’s receptacles are currently required in the United States for bathrooms and washrooms, outdoors, in garages, above counters for a kitchen sink or wet bar, and in unfinished basements and crawlspaces. They are typically installed to protect against electrocution in areas where a person is susceptible to grounding hazards, such as wet locations and when using equipment outside.

There are three types of GFCI’S that can be used in residential properties:

1. The receptacle type is used in place of the standard duplex receptacles found throughout the house. Some GFCI’S may protect other outlets down line in the same circuit. Sometimes the protected outlets will be in different rooms. For example, if an outlet in a patio does not work you should check other locations such as baths or the garage for a tripped GFCI which protects the entire circuit.
2. The circuit breaker type is installed in the electric panel and protects seledted circuits. Although there are limits to the number of outlets protected sometimes a single wire will run from the breaker, through the house, to bathrooms, kitchens and ouside locations protecting each of these.
3. The portable plug in type may be used in area where permanent protection is not available such as with extension cords for power tools operated outside from an unprotected circuit.

Brandon, MS Family Finds Peace of Mind By Hiring Professional Home Inspector!

February 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Home Inspector TV

Latrael & Wendy made a very wise decision by hiring Magnolia Home Inspections to inspect the home they were buying. Their Professional Home Inspection uncovered several hidden defects that gave them a better understanding of the current condition. Listen to their video testimony as they share.

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Be Sure to Keep Support Post for Porches and Overhangs sealed Against the Weather.

September 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Home Inspector TV

All wood surfaces on the exterior of the home should be sealed properly to provided adaquate protection from the weather. The lower sections of all exterior support post for porches and overhangs should be routinely checked for signs of paint peeling and flaking so additional protection can be added.

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Another Reason Why Newly Constructed Homes Should Be Inspected

September 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Home Inspector TV

Often times folks will decide not to have their new contruction home inspected. A professional inspection conducted by a Certified new home inspector will help ensure that all systems are installed and functioning properly. One recent new home inspection revealed that the clothes dryer vent was missing. Watch this video to learn more…

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Major Defects Uncovered Saves Client Lots of Head Aches & Money!

September 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Home Inspector TV

During the course of our Professional Home Inspections, Major Defects are often revealed that greatly affect the client’s decision about Moving forward with the transaction. If the client decides not to purchase the home, it allows them the freedom to continue looking at other homes with their Realtor. Listen to Angela as she shares about her experience.

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Major Water Leak Found While Inspecting! Must See!!!

September 20, 2008 by  
Filed under Featured, Plumbing Issues

One of my recent Home Inspections revealed a very serious plumbing issue while inspected the interior crawl space underneath a home. Often times the inspection of the crawl space is completely overlooked due to the obvious location and conditions.

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Fiberboard Siding Issues

September 20, 2008 by  
Filed under Fiberboard Siding

Fiberboard Siding (often referred to as Hardboard Planking) was manufactured by several companies including Louisiana-Pacific®, Masonite®, Weyerhaeuser® and Georgia Pacific®.

While this type of siding was made by numerous manufacturers, each company’s fiberboard siding is made in roughly the same manner and tends to have the same issues.

After this siding has been installed for some length of time, it tends to expand slightly. This causes the area around the nail heads to become damaged. This in turn allows moisture to penetrate into the siding and deteriorate it.

As the moisture level increases, the siding’s edges tend to expand. This expansion breaks the paint, which, in turn, allows rainwater to be absorbed by the siding causing a breakdown of the glue holding the wood fibers together. Deterioration of the siding increases as the moisture content of the siding rises.

Fiberboard siding also tends to expand and contract along its length, thus breaking the seal where the boards’ join together. This contraction breaks down the caulk that was applied during installation, again leaving the siding vulnerable to water penetration.

It is critical that the caulking on this type siding be maintained in good condition. Also, regular repainting of the siding is an absolute must. Hand painting of the bottom of each course of the siding with a brush is the only way to ensure that the exposed fibers of the siding get sealed.

It may be possible to slow down the deterioration of fiberboard siding by regular painting and caulking; however, home owners should be aware that there will be problems with their siding in the future.

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Cracked or Broken Roofing Shingles

September 20, 2008 by  
Filed under Roofing Problems

Common roofing problems can often be seen visually from the ground without the use of binoculars or from a ladder at the eaves. The broken Asphalt shingles in the photo below were the result of either the home owners ladder or from a fallen tree limbs. Broken or mis-placed shingles similar as these should be replaced to help prevent moisture penetration into the fascia boards.

Cracked or Broken Roof Singles

Cracked or Broken Roof Singles

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Common Exterior Problems

September 20, 2008 by  
Filed under Exterior Issues, Home Inspector TV

Common Exterior Problems