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Surprise Found in Metairie Commercial Inspection

Jun 18, 2015

I came across a fantastic surprise on a commercial inspection in a Metairie Dental Office. Pictured are the dental supplies on the counter.             Under the sink, I discovered copper water supply pipes that were …

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COMMERCIAL INSPECTOR FINDS LOTS OF MOLD

Jun 14, 2015

I performed a large commercial inspection on a 50,000 square foot property in the West Bank. There was an exorbitant amount of mold. It is pretty easy to identify mold but you could never call out the different types upon …

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OLD METAIRIE HOME INSPECTION DUCTS

May 25, 2015

A home inspection in Old Metairie revealed flexible ducts sitting on the ground (see pic).  Ducts are not supposed to lay on the ground so I had to write it up in the inspection report. Ducts sitting on the ground …

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METAIRIE HOME INSPECTION INDOOR HUMIDITY

May 16, 2015

A home can be built too tight. Pictured is a photo of a window with water droplets hanging from the lower sash or rail on the inside of the home in Metairie, LA. I saw this on every single window …

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BUTTS ON METAIRIE HOME INSPECTION

May 14, 2015

Hardy board should have a butt joint flashing under them. Hardy board is a composite material made up mostly of concrete. It can make for a good exterior cladding if installed correctly. The separate hardy boards butt up against each …

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METAIRIE HOME INSPECTION

May 09, 2015

ELECTRICAL WIRE IN METAIRIE Pictured is an electrical service drop wire that I saw during a home inspection in Metairie. It might be difficult to see but a tree branch is pressing against the main wire. So much so that …

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TERMITE INVITATION IN METAIRIE

Dec 27, 2014

Pictured is classic “termite bait” that I found on a home inspection in Metairie. I see this one all the time around town. The owners felt a soft floor in the bathroom, so the man decided to try and fix …

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Moisture Meter Must

Dec 20, 2014

One of my greatest home inspection tools is a moisture meter, pictured below. The State Standards of Practice does not require us to use one, and consequently many home inspectors do not, but I think it is essential. This tool …

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A Squirrelly Appetite

Dec 09, 2014

On top of this home in Metairie my home inspection revealed something that home inspectors see all the time. Well maybe about 50 to 70% of the time. We find holes in the top of lead plumbing stacks. See picture. …

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ASHI Certified Inspector

"ASHI" Inspectors are the only ones certified by The National Commission for Certifying Agencies. This is the highest level of inspector in the country.