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Fire and Water

The question is, what two things will destroy a house the fastest. Fire of course is normally pretty hard to miss, and most people are aware of the basic things we can do to help prevent a fire in our home.  But how many people regularly look...

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Backflow Prevention

by Nick Gromicko, Kenton Shepard, and Michael Marlow We inspect a lot of homes that do not have proper backflow prevention around San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country area we cover.  These simple devices are essential to the protection of public...

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Disaster House

Today's post is a bit different from my past posts, as all of the issues are from one house.  I inspected this house for an investor client and couldn't believe the number of issues I found. The trim around the house was deteriorated in several...

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Water Wells & Water Quality Testing

If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice? The EPA regulates public water systems; it does not have the...

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The crazy things a home inspector finds

This first one is from a condo inspection.  The black hose attached to the PVC sink trap under the kitchen sink was for the washing machine.  Notice that it attaches after the trap.  Needless to say, while I was running the kitchen sink, I was...

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