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Tag: water

How to Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater – Annual Descale Flush

Gary Smith - Ridgeland MS Home Inspector

Nothing beats a nice clean cool drink of water. However, if you own a tankless water heater, you’ll want to keep the heat exchanger free of lime and scale. You should flush it annually. Here are some basic steps. The pump and hoses will cost less than $100.

What is That White Powdery Stuff on My Brick Wall?

Gary Smith - Home Inspector - Brandon, MS

We know that efflorescence is a fine, white, powdery deposit (see photo at right) of water-soluble salts left on the surface of masonry as the water evaporates. These efflorescent salt deposits tend to appear at the worst times, usually about a month after the building is constructed, and sometimes as long as a year after completion. Three conditions must exist before efflorescence will occur. If one is left out, efflorescence cannot form.

3 Challenges of Buying and Inspecting a Foreclosure

Sign of Foreclosed Home

I got a call yesterday to inspect a home in foreclosure. For the inexperienced inspector, this could be quite the challenge. We have little to no access to data or history about the properties we inspect and when the home is Read More