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TO MOLD OR NOT TO MOLD

Jul 26, 2014

The potential buyer of this home in Metairie had a long discussion with me on weather to pay $200 for a mold test or not. I recommend it on every home purchase. Sometimes I can see visible mold in a …

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Active Knob & Tube

Jul 25, 2014

I am surprised to see so much older, active knob and tube wiring. I discovered it this time in the Westbank. Still plenty of it in the older homes near the river. This type of wiring was installed from the …

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Funny Dryer Vent

Jul 16, 2014

This is a hilarious photo of a dryer vent cover that I found on an inspection today in Metairie. Home inspectors see a lot of weird things but this is a new one for me. This is a clever way …

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Follow Up Commercial Inspection

Jul 16, 2014

As a follow up to my last post from the commercial inspection in Metairie. Here is a picture of depositional moisture on the air vents on the second floor. There was also moisture making puddles on in the light fixtures …

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Smell Mold But No Mold

Jul 16, 2014

This commercial inspection in Metairie revealed a mildew or mold smell within the structure on the second floor. During the inspection I figured out that warm, moisture laden air in the attic was interacting with the cool, dry air in …

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Commercial Inspection

Jun 23, 2014

We love inspecting commercial properties! It is always a little more profitable but it is a good change of pace too. At this inspection in Metairie, I was discussing the structure of the building. My client was amazed to find …

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Squirrel Snack or Water Intrusion

Jun 23, 2014

This photo was taken on an inspection in Metairie. It is very common for a home inspector to see this. Notice the lead on the top of this plumbing stack. It has been eaten away by a squirrel and consequently …

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Falling Apart

Jun 19, 2014

This inspection in The Irish Channel revealed a building that was not structurally sound. The back half of the building was caving in. The rafters, joists, beams, everything was falling down. There is no saving the back half of the …

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Mold House

Jun 19, 2014

I inspected a home in the North Shore a few days ago. I found a crawl space that was sunk into the ground and there was less than 4 inches of clearance between the bottom sill and the ground. Of …

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Water main break in Uptown

Jul 30, 2013

Water main break in Uptown.  Sucked in half a car under the road.  When I looked in here there was an area of water about the same size as a full size swimming pool.  Can’t tell with a camera photo. …

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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.