November 26, 2016
This older home dates back to 1774. Over the years, the floors and ceilings have sagged.
If you look at the top of the cabinet, the differential is over 3 inches!
October 29, 2016
Inspecting for shingle defects, flashing, chimney issues, gutter problems, you have to be on the roof to get a true picture.
September 17, 2016
Reflection from the windows on the adjacent condo building melted the siding and shutters, note the pattern on the siding.
September 1, 2016
Leaking galvanized drain pipes indicate a bigger problem internally. Here the pipes rust through at the threads. The pipes internally build up the rust.
August 20, 2016
The use of a professional contractor sometimes saves you money in the long run.
The attempt to save by doing it yourself, cost this seller more in repairs, than the original work would have cost.
August 6, 2016
The first picture is what the average inspector sees. No much!
What Steve from SWDA sees!
Using infrared technology Steve gives you a better picture of the problems. Some times these problems are hiding behind the walls.
With infrared technology you can see the omissions in construction, moisture intrusion, insect activity and problems before they become a major issue.
August 2, 2016
Here an attic inspection discovered a huge hole in the roof where the ridge vent had been blown off.
The picture shows the hole and water stains on the sheathing.
July 20, 2016
This is an indicator of chimney flue failure and potential chimney fire.
Upon inspection, there was a chimney fire at a previous time in this 1860 stone house.
July 1, 2016
Today I inspected a home with geothermal heat.
This system uses the heat from the earth to warm and cool the home. No fossil fuels are burned. A green system!
June 15, 2016
Lack of air flow in the attic can cause microbial growth, this can lead to asthma like symptoms. This is one way that mold begins.
June 1, 2016
Steve French has all of the training and certifications to be a Log Home Inspector!
You need to know the ins and outs of log home inspection because log homes do not meet normal building practices.
May 14, 2016
Federal Pacific electic panels should be removed and replaced!
The breakers are known to fail 65% of the time. This is a dangerous electrical fire concern.
The Bottom of the Cabinet is Level, Not Much Else
Up on the Roof... Inspectors Need to Climb on the Roof.
Melted Vinyl Siding
Galvanized Drain Pipe Rust at the Threads
DYI Electric Service Installation
What an Average Inspector Sees. What Steve French Sees!
Huge Hole Where the Ridge Vent was Blown Off
Creosote Dripping thru Side of Chimney
Geothermal System… Most Efficient Heat Available
Moisture Problems in the Attic