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  • Attic Ventilation

    Blue River, Co: Attic

    This was mold noted in the attic during a home inspection in Blue River, Co. This home had poor attic ventilation. The requirements are 1 Sq. Ft. of vent per 150 Sq. Ft. of attic floor. Recommended combination of soffit and gable or soffit and roof vents to provide adequate cross ventilation.

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    Last updated: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:46

  • Denver, Co. Home Inspection: Cobustion air duct

    Denver Co. Home Inspection: Combustion Air Duct

    Clogged combustion air duct. Combustion air ducts provide outside air to your furnace and water heater. If furnaces and water heaters are in confined spaces they could be starved for oxygen to operate efficiently. Outside combustion air ducts must supply a minimum of 40 square inches. Typically two 7 inch ducts are required one terminating 12 inches below the ceiling and one terminating 12 inches above the floor. Recommend installation by a licensed HVAC contractor.

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    Last updated: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:01

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    Denver Home Inspection: Plumbing Vent

    This image was taken during a Denver Home Inspection. Note that the rubber membrane that fits around the vent stack has deteriorated allowing water to enter the interior of the home. Repairs were recommended.

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    Last updated: Wed, 01/08/2014 - 16:00

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    Denver Home Inspection: Roof

    This image is from a Denver home inspection of a recently renovated home. Believe it or not this roof had been certified. In addition to multiple layers of shingles there was significant damage to the top layer as well as improper flashing installations. I recommended in my home inspection report that the buyer have the roof inspected by a licensed roofing contractor. The contractor verified 7 layers of shingles as well as the other items I had mentioned. The recommendation was to have all layers of shingles removed and replaced.

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    Last updated: Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:27

  • Denver, Co. Home Inspection: Frozen Exterior Faucet

    Denver, Co Home Inspection: Frozen Exterior Faucet

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    Last updated: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:36

  • Denver, Co. Home Inspection: Electrical Service

    Denver, Co; Home Inspection: Electrical Service

    Tree limbs were in contact with the main electrical service line. Limbs are required to be pruned to 6 feet away from the main line. Snow and wind can damage or knock down the service line when limbs are in contact. Life and safety concern. Recommend notifying service agency to inspect and prune.

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    Last updated: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:50

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    Home Inspection Castle Rock: Under Sink Plumbing

    This image was taken during a home inspection in Castle Rock. Note the flexible plumbing section and the improper installation of the P trap. Flexible plumbing is prone to clogging and the improper positioning of the trap will probably not serve its purpose which is preventing sewer gas from entering back into the home.

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    Last updated: Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:35

  • Home Inspection Kiowa, Co: Dryer Vent

    Home Inspection Kiowa, Co.: Dryer Vent

    This was a dryer vent that was clogged with lint. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers. Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing air flow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, creating a fire hazard.

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    Last updated: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:11

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    Home Inspection Lakewood: Structural

    This image was taken during a home inspection in Lakewood. Water from downspouts without extensions to divert water away from the foundation caused this settling problem. I recommended further evaluation by a licensed Structural Engineer.

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    Last updated: Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:46

  • Home Inspection Parker, Co: Exterior Outlet

    Home inspection Parker, Co. Exterior Electrical

    Two exterior outlets on this home were not GFCI protected. Exterior outlets have been required to be GFCI protected since 1971 with several changes to the code over the years. This home was built in 2006. Safety concern and should be corrected by a licensed electrical contractor.

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    Last updated: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:18

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    Littleton Home Inspection: Electrical Panel

    The Zinsco Electrical Panel, - Hazard Information
    Field reports indicate severe failures of Zinsco electrical panels / circuit breakers
    What are the hazards of Zinsco or Zinsco-Sylvania electric panels?
    How should these panels be repaired: electrical panel replacement alternatives
    What are the typical costs to replace a Zinsco or Zinsco-Sylvania Electrical Panel?
    List of electricians familiar with Zinsco electric panel replacement
    FAILURE MECHANISM - Failure Mechanisms for Zinsco Electric Panels and Circuit Breakers
    Arcing and/or overheating, or a similar failure process occurs at the connection of the circuit breaker to the electrical panel bus damage the bus, the breaker, and the connection, making the electrical contact unreliable and leading to equipment failure.
    Circuit breakers become damaged by arcing or overheating. Damaged circuit breakers are unlikely to perform properly in response to an overcurrent condition.
    Aluminum electrical panel components appear to be an important factor in failures in this equipment
    Moisture exposure appears to be a factor in failures in this equipment.
    Types of Zinsco Panel and Circuit Breaker Failures
    Circuit breakers may fail to trip in response to an overcurrent condition. This is a fire and shock risk.
    Circuit breakers may "blow out" the side casing of the device in an electrical "arc explosion"
    Circuit breakers may fail to drop power even when they are switched off [remains to be verified--DF] - that is, the breaker may appear to be switched to the "off" position but internally it may still be conducting power to the circuit.
    www.inspect-ny.com/electric/Zinsco.htm

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    Last updated: Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:57

  • Monument Colorado Home Inspection/ Stairway

    The rise from the top step to the floor was 9 inches. The remainder of risers had an acceptable rise of 7-3/8 inches. Maximum riser height is 7.5 inches. In addition there can only be 3/8 of an inch variation between risers. This is a safety trip hazard and should be corrected.

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    Parker Home Inspection: AC Compressor

    This image was taken during a home inspection in Parker. Note the clogged compressor fins. This unit will not operate efficiently and it is likely to actually freeze and form ice around the unit.

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    Last updated: Wed, 01/08/2014 - 16:11

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    Thornton Home Inspection: Electrical Wiring

    This image was taken during a Thornton home inspection. Note wiring under bath tub not in a junction box. Underneath a bathtub is a dangerous location for open electrical wiring. Further evaluation by a licensed electrician is recommended.

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    Last updated: Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:20

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    Thornton Home Inspection: Water Heater

    This image is from a recent Thornton Home Inspection. This disconnected water heater flue was discovered during a home inspection of a recently renovated vacant home. The water heater was on so there was a huge present danger of fire and carbon monoxide.

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    Last updated: Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:11