ASHI Certified Home Inspector. ASHI Members fulfill professional requirements including continuing education courses and adherence to the Society's Code of Ethics.
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Several good reasons to have a home inspection.
The "hot" electrical conductors at the electric service are exposed (red arrows). Notice the metal watch band (inside red box) that was welded to the center conductor when someone's arm got between the two wires.
You have to squeeze behind a dirty water heater to see the disconnected furnace and water heater flue pipe. Lets hope that a third cup of morning coffee is enough to clear the homeowner's head of CO poisoning.
This jumbled mess is the caved-in foundation wall under the rear part of a house. We were told a structural engineer had been out several days earlier and said the foundation was OK.
This is a photo of a gas leak at an old shut off valve. It is not big enough to cause the house to explode but it is allowing toxic gas to leak into the house.
We looked under the cover of this floor drain we could see that this opening is allowing sewer gas into the house. Not only is sewer gas stinky, it can also be dangerous.
The shingles may look OK from the ground but rubbing tree branches can cause serious damage. We were present during a rain storm and somehow no leak was visible on the ceiling below this area.
Owner, American Home Inspection Service
Mark Kelsey has considerable construction experience and the knowledge to clearly explain each component of the home inspection so that you walk away with more knowledge about your purchase.