The attached video gives the conforming loan limits for 2018 as well as a home care tip.
Using the proper fan for it’s intended use is important. I’m here with Jesse Longman of inspections by Jesse who is explaining the possible pitfalls of such a situation. Click here for the video.
Wood to Soil contact can be a slow killer when it comes to wood products. It sneaks up on you and when it’s done the damage (dry rot) is extensive often times resulting in complete removal and rebuilding.
I’m here with a foundation contractor who is kind enough to take the time to share a few signs that a house may have foundation problems.
Odors due to ethnic cooking can permeate and linger as well as cooking certain types of food or cooking a certain way (i.e. frying). Oils and other substances start as a solid and upon reaching a certain temperature, turn into a gas and the return to a solid form upon cooling.
A quick and easy preventative is to cook these food items outside. Once it permeates interior soft surfaces, it can be a bear to clean thus the result is a lingering odor. Here I am interviewing Chris Zehner, who is an industrial hygienist, about mold.
If you have other issues, please reach out and I would be happy to put you in touch with Chris.
When talking ants, most people think of carpenter ants.
Here I’m with Jesse Longman of Inspections By Jesse to discuss his finding of moisture ants. If caught early, you can usually head off the problem by eliminating the thriving environment of moisture ants.
You may come across a situation when purchasing an older home that certain situations do not meet current code requirements but met them when the house was built. Here is a situation regarding stair rails. This stair rail met code when it was installed but according to today standards do not because of changes to code. In this instance, this is not considered a defect. Any request for change would be to improve. I am always available to answer any questions you may have.
Certain sides of a house or anything in particular receive the brunt of the punishment of the weather. Here in Western WA, it seems to be primarily Southern & Western exposure. The combination of the sun, wind, rain, and varying degrees can wreak havoc on wood. I am here at an inspection with an inspector and former builder who gives a good tidbit on how to address a weather battered side of a house or deck made of wood.
This was a suggested to me by an inspector in treating moss on pavement. I think killing the moss prior to power washing creates less effort when power washing. I’ve done it on my brick walls and seems to work well. I look forward to hearing how it works for you.