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Check your Columbus Ohio Deck for Safety

Decks are nice to have on your home. Decks extend the living space of your home to include part of the exterior. Decks however are often not built correctly. When we do home inspections in Central Ohio we often find decks that are in need of repairs and improvement.

Recently there was deck collapse at a Dublin Ohio condo raising awarness of the need for safe decks.

Here is a link to a video an Ohio home inspection company made showing home owners what to look for when checking their decks for safety.

One of the most common issues found with a deck is how the ledger board is attached to the home. Often nailed instead of properly bolted to the home

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Multiple issues at a window

We frequently will find windows with issues such as broken seals, springs not tight enough, cracked glass or the tilt in latches broken. This window found during a condo inspection in Columbus Ohio had a combination.

 

Habitation Investigation Baby Proofing Pt 1

Tips on how to baby proof your home.

Rapid sump pump cycles at home inspection

Here is a video that demonstrates the importance of controlling exterior water and the importance of a sump pump if a home has a basement. Without this sump pump the basement would have flooded. With this risk it would be a good idea to have a backup sump pump system.

This is a back up system I recommend for homes with city water.
Basepump HB1000 Water Powered Backup Sump Pump

Gas leaks still evident during home inspection

I inspected this home a few weeks ago. I was asked to come by to check the work of whoever repaired it. Unfortunately there are still leaks. Not huge leaks however there really should not be any.

Always get the gas lines checked when you are buying a home and then get them checked every few years.

Inspection Election 2012

We appreciate your support by referring us to those in need of a home inspection in the Central Ohio area.

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Creative home owner made a gable vent that can be closed

Some people are very creative in what they do. I give them credit for effort and creativity even if it something that should not normally be done. While at a recent Ohio home inspection I found it again.  The example of that is in the home attic here where the former home owner created a pulley system to open and close one of the gable vents.

The problem with this is that attic should always be ventilated, especially in the winter when condensation can become a big issue.

Missing attic insulation found during Mechanicsburg Ohio home inspection

Mechanicsburg ohio home inspection finds missing attic insulation. Not an unusual find. It is also an inexpensive fix.