This task should be performed at least once a year. It’s simple. If you have a garage door opener, with the door in the closed position, disengage the opener by pulling the red handle on the release rope. Manually lift the door about 1/2 way up. If balanced – the door will not fall closed or quickly jump open during the test.
It’s best to vent the clothes dryer directly to the outside of the building. In fact – the building code requires it to be terminated outside the building. For the few homes that are built on a crawl space, that doesn’t mean you can or should terminate the dryer under the house. The building code says that’s a no-no too.
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.
When I inspect and report the surface conditions of brick and concrete, and use the term efflorescence, it has more aesthetic rather than structural consequences.
Brick is porous. When water freezes, it expands. Put these two together and you have a recipe for surface spalling and freeze-thaw weathering. Freeze–thaw weathering is caused by moisture freezing inside masonry and then later contracting. Upon freezing, the water expands, causing spall,