This week I inspected a home with a vent free fireplace. They’re common in Central Mississippi. After lighting the log set my nose picked up a distinct odor. It smelled like a mix of burning dust and a kerosene lamp. The seller
As a licensed home inspector and construction coach I’m familiar with AFCI protection. I want homeowners to understand what it is, and why it’s so important. To keep this topic in perspective, it’s best to start with your local building code compliance
Bats are great for keeping the neighborhood bug population down, however there are few things to keep in mind when considering hosting a colony of bats in your attic.
It will, however, help optimize your chances of a better deal. It’s not uncommon for buyers to sit on the fence and compare when negotiating. A clean bill of “house health” and a little documentation showing prior needed repairs have been completed, or even a report showing
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.