Crawlspace

Maintenance Home Inspections – Plumbing Pipes & Fixtures

Plumbing pipes – something you rarely think about or even see in most homes, let alone get them inspected. Now, there are limitations with plumbing inspections, especially for homes on slabs. But if you have a crawl space, getting a maintenance inspection will also include thoroughly testing your plumbing fixtures as well as the pipes below. Was I able to coax out any leaks while testing? You’d be surprised how often that answer is yes. Call now or schedule online at www.dohertyhomeinspectionsnc.com

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Let’s Talk About Air Quality!

Did you know? The air inside your home can be five times more polluted than outside air. It’s true! Although most of us do our part to keep our indoor spaces clean and free of outdoor pollutants, indoor air quality can be much worse than outdoors. Most of us are concerned about outdoor air pollution …

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Crawl Space Challenges in the Triangle

   We see this so often in crawl spaces in North Carolina. Why? Well, we have a very humid climate, which is exactly what mold likes. There’s not much we can do about southern summers. HOWEVER – there is A LOT we can do to combat moisture intrusion, organic growth, and wood rot found in …

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Tools That Help Us Help You

If your home has an attic and/or crawl space, there is a good chance that you don’t regularly go into these areas to check for concerns like water intrusion, leaks, or high humidity/moisture. But we do! This is a critical component to every home inspection and discovering these kinds of issues can save you thousands …

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New Construction Home Inspections

    Even in New Construction homes like this one, water intrusion and high moisture levels can quickly create organic growth (e.g., mold) on surrounding materials. In this case, we noted suspected mold on support beams which was verified by mold swab tests. Since this area is also going to be partially finished, an indoor …

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The Value of a Home Inspection

Why is this photograph concerning? Water intrusion into the crawl space is never a good thing because 1) it can introduce organic growth/mold that can impact air quality in the home, and 2) it can cause wood rot or other damage to the home’s support structure. You should never skip or waive a home inspection, …

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Crawl Space Water Intrusion Doherty Home Inspections

Crawl Space Captain

Homes with crawl spaces need extra TLC. Water is the #1 enemy to your home and the entire structure is designed to shed water away from it. When water gets into your crawl, bad things can happen (think rotting support beams, mold entering into your living space). Crawls are dark, dirty, cramped – not a …

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What’s Hiding in Your Crawl Space?

​Disconnected ducts in your crawl space can go unnoticed for months (even years). This can lead to unwanted moisture/humidity and inefficient heating and cooling in your living space. Call us at 919-914-0606 or schedule online for a very thorough inspection of your entire home – especially the areas you rarely see.

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