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This is a picture of an air conditioner with a bracket that was cut as its no longer needed, but this can cause water intrusion issues into the walls which could lead to damage and mold issues.Sometimes you don't find out its a problem until years later, and the longer it happens usually the wors...
11/23/2022
This is a handmade railing that was found at a home inspection in Woodbury NY, and when you stop laughing, you will see it’s not very safe, nor plumb. This may or may not help you if you fall down the stairs, but should you really take a chance? I recommended to my client it be professionally re-...
09/13/2022
Home Inspection Manorville: Tree roots can cause foundation cracks and lifted flooring at its worst, so trees this close to the house should be removed, and the stumps ground down so termites don’t have a reason to forage towards your house.We bring a separate full service pest control contractor...
08/05/2022
If you can grab the wires from the window, they are too close and must be moved, or covered in conduit. This is a serious hazard especially when the jacket decomposes and leaves exposed wiring – which is a common issue in older homes. See my 180 plus 5 star Google reviews, and Angi, Yelp and FB. ...
07/28/2022
Railings in modern construction must be at least 36 inches high and have no more that 4 inches between any two spindles, but this brand new home does not have this common feature.How did they get the CO? That I cannot answer, but 36 inches is the number.  NOT 31 inches like this builder.So if you...
07/25/2022
Mold is a problem that must be remediated by a licensed mold contractor, and no one else, and is caused by moisture, plumbing leaks, water entry through foundations, and moisture coming through concrete.   Water and moisture causes mold, but when taken to this extreme is a health hazard.   Since...
07/16/2022
The wrong way is usually the easy way, which is not the right way. This poor bathroom exhaust fan installation can cause mold growth and moisture conditions in the attic, and was found at a recent home inspection in St. James NY. Venting through the side wall of the house would be the best way to...
07/08/2022
Home Inspection East Hills: This home was built on a slab in 1950 and as you can see the whole corner of the house has shifted due to rainwater runoff along the side of the house undermining the foundation.Unlike a full basement foundation cracking is not usually that prevalent with slabs but thi...
06/20/2022
Home Inspection Sayville: At the beginning of every home inspection I go to great lengths to let the client know rainwater runoff must be directed away from the house. Flower bed walls and railroad ties trap water against the foundation and causes foundation cracks and other issues.Spalling is a ...
06/11/2022
A bathroom exhaust fan is meant to remove humidity (and smell) but should not be vented to the gable vent like in this home at a recent home inspection in Holbrook. The vent can be installed through the roof - preferably the vent cap should be installed with the new roof.The vent can be installed...
06/08/2022
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