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Capillary Movement

See How Water Can Flow Against Gravity

Although not as serious as bulk water movement, capillary forces are powerful…often moving upwards without the occupant’s knowledge.

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Ask The Expert – AirVent

We participated in the 2018 Version of the AirVent Seminar in Pearl, MS. Paul Scelsi presented an informative technical seminar having first treating us to a great breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn. Thanks! Yummy! 

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Will Freezing Temps Ruin PEX Pipe?

Bottom Line! I have a run of PEX in my attic that freezes when the outdoor temps falls to about 15 degrees. Once my attic warms up (after a few hours the next day) the pipe thaw. So far no leaks.

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How Can I Tell If I Need Gutters?

Maintain positive drainage by not allowing water to puddle near the foundation. The proper slope (angle of our lawn) should be at least 5%. That means your lawn should slope away from your foundation and be 5 inches lower, 10 feet away from your foundation.

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Garage Door Safety Sign - Gary Smith - Professional Home Inspector


Springs and spring hardware are under high tension. If a spring is broken, do not operate the door until the spring is replaced. Do not try to remove, repair or adjust springs or any door parts or mounting surfaces, such as wood blocks, steel brackets, cables or other like items. Because of potential dangers involved, […]

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VENTING 101 – Air Admittance Valve Pros and Cons

During maintenance you’ll want to be assured the top of the vent is kept open. A blocked vent can be caused by leaves, dead animals and ice dams (in very cold climates). Another “not-so-common” way

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Video Post Gas Leak

DIY Home Owner Gas Leak Detection

Now that we are slowly getting into the heating season, you (and your family and friends) will be using natural and propane gas appliances more often. If you should smell gas, here’s a handy (and safe) method of locating the fittings or joints that might be the problem.

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Solar Panel on House

New Solar Powered Roof Tiles

Elon Musk unveils solar roofs to Tesla’s clean energy vision.  Musk announced new solar powered roof tiles Friday as the company ramps up for a possible merger with SolarCity. Musk has stated that the goals of SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and his company, SpaceX, revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. Tesla’s solar roof […]

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