SafeHome Inspections is a property and building inspection company working collaboratively to advance the goal of safe and more energy efficient construction in Mississippi. We inspect pre and post construction conditions of homes built in the magnolia state. Our efforts are to advance and promote energy efficient construction techniques and we hold energy efficient construction […]
A new treated wood industry standard requires “Ground Contact” rated lumber even for above-ground deck joists and beams.
:: Nail Pops – Interior Trim Cracks – Bowed Stud Walls :: These conditions could have very little to do with the quality of the sub-contractors and more to do with how the builder stored his lumber during construction, the temp and moisture level present at the time the frame is being built and how […]
Well, DOE is at it again. As of January 1, 2015 A/C manufacturers are being asked to increase the efficiency to 14 SEER. However, if you live in certain climate zones your builder may not be required to install a higher efficiency systems. That’s because folks in colder climates don’t use an air conditioner as […]
Indoor air and it’s quality depend on the design of the interconnected parts of your home; somewhat like the knee bone is connected to the hip bone. Air quality can suffer when there are poor connections or no connections within the return air system.
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I got a call from a past inspection client this morning. He has a valid concern: frost forming and water dripping from his decking – inside his attic. The frost forming in his attic is basic building science. 1) Super cold temps (frigid air) are present in your attic and mixing with 2) Warm moist air […]