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Found on an inspection in Uptown, New Orleans

Jun 12, 2013

This is a very old drum trap that we found on an inspection in Uptown, New Orleans.  It should be replaced with a P-trap.  It’s silly to still see these around.  Notice this one has duct tape wrapped around it …

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Three things wrong with this pier

Jun 05, 2013

Not the right way to make a pier.  We found this in a crawl while inspecting a home in Uptown.  This CMU or concrete masonry unit is turned the wrong way.  It does not have a proper footing underneath and …

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Termites may eventually take over the world

Jun 05, 2013

We inspected this commercial property.  Of course the most of the structure was made out of concrete and metal but the termites got in anyway.  We found a little wood that helped frame the parapet wall on the roof line …

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Clogged dryer vent exhausting into the crawl space

Apr 22, 2013

On a home inspection we found this completely clogged dryer vent exhausting into the crawl space.  Later, on the inside of the home, I turned on the dryer and smelled a burning odor.  This is an extremely dangerous situation.  I …

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Sunshine on WDSU

Apr 12, 2013

Did you ever see our home inspection company on TV?  Watch this video and see what our owner has to say about Hurricane Isaac prior to landfall.  Keep in mind, Thomas has a Master’s Degree in Meteorology and was a former …

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Look at this very large termite tunnel

Apr 12, 2013

Sunshine Home Inspection found this very large termite tunnel.  You don’t see them this big very often.  Our home inspection revealed this 5 inch wide tunnel going up the pier to this raised home.  It’s the muddy vertical area going …

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We save lives

Apr 10, 2013

While conducting a home inspection, we hate to see these.  This is a dryer vent that has a 14 foot rise on it.  Can you imagine a normal dryer having enough pressure to adequately blow lint through the roof?  I …

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Termites

Apr 10, 2013

For those of you who may not know what a subterranean termite looks like, here it is.  I found these on a home inspection a couple weeks ago.  I count 9 termites here within a tube that is about half …

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You never know what you’ll find on a home inspection

Mar 22, 2013

Found a crack pipe while inspecting a home in the 7th ward.  This area is just North of the French Quarter.  As you can imagine it was a run down property in a pretty sketchy neighborhood.  Yes, I felt like …

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15 chickens and 5 ducks during a home inspection in New Orleans

Mar 15, 2013

I just love it and can’t get over all the chickens I see in New Orleans when I’m on home inspections. I swear there is no other large city in the U.S. with as many chickens.  They’re funny. I’ll never …

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