Homeowner Tools

Homeowner Tools

The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask your inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.    1.  Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient...
Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing Your Home

 Winterization is the process of preparing a home for the harsh conditions of winter. It is usually performed in the fall before snow and excessive cold have arrived. Winterization protects against damage due to bursting water pipes, and from heat loss due to...
Anti-Scald Devices

Anti-Scald Devices

Anti-scald valves, also known as tempering valves and mixing valves, mix cold water in with outgoing hot water so that the hot water that leaves a fixture is not hot enough to scald a person. Facts and Figures Scalds account for 20% of all burns. More than 2,000...
Moisture Intrusion

Moisture Intrusion

Moisture intrusion can be the cause of building defects, as well as health ailments for the building’s occupants. Inspectors should have at least a basic understanding of how moisture may enter a building, and where problem areas commonly occur. Some common...