TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR HOME SAFE

This is looking into an HVAC air intake register, where your air filter goes. The pipe is the natural gas water heater exhaust. It penetrates the duct below, and follows it up into the attic. This is a major hazard and has never been allowed.  If there is a breach or damage, exhaust and carbon monoxide will enter the HVAC system.   This wouldn't have been discovered until someone went to replace an HVAC filter.

This is looking into an HVAC air intake register, where your air filter goes. The pipe is the natural gas water heater exhaust. It penetrates the duct below, and follows it up into the attic. This is a major hazard and has never been allowed. If there is a breach or damage, exhaust and carbon monoxide will enter the HVAC system. This wouldn't have been discovered until someone went to replace an HVAC filter.

There is no way to get off this deck in the event of an emergency.  The front door and garage are the only other exits at the front of the building.  There should be stairs off of the back deck or a door at the lower level.

There is no way to get off this deck in the event of an emergency. The front door and garage are the only other exits at the front of the building. There should be stairs off of the back deck or a door at the lower level.

We found hidden fire damage at an inspection last week. There is a metal roof on top of an older damaged roof and the metal roof is 26 years old. Not sure why it was placed on top of the current roof with fire damage 26 years ago and what is holding it together? Call us for your home inspections!

Disconnected HVAC duct, also the duct is not properly supported.

Disconnected HVAC duct, also the duct is not properly supported.

One of the most important things you can do for your home is to keep water away from it. We don't cite code, but current code says that all the gutter needs is the down turn at the end. That's not enough. We like to see gutters discharge as far away from the house as possible.   Downspout extensions are economical and effective. Splash blocks aren't enough.   An old oil drain pan definitely is not enough. You can already see soil erosion around it. Stagnant water is also a great breeding ground for mosquitoes.

One of the most important things you can do for your home is to keep water away from it. We don't cite code, but current code says that all the gutter needs is the down turn at the end. That's not enough. We like to see gutters discharge as far away from the house as possible. Downspout extensions are economical and effective. Splash blocks aren't enough. An old oil drain pan definitely is not enough. You can already see soil erosion around it. Stagnant water is also a great breeding ground for mosquitoes.