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Sneaky Leaks Revisited

Sneaky Leaks in the Crawl Space Another day, another inspection, another plumbing leak in the crawl space. Those who have had an inspection with us know how thorough we are with testing your plumbing fixtures, faucets, tubs, sinks, the whole shebang. But it doesn’t stop there. If you have a crawl, you can bet we …

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Plumbing Leaks in the Crawl Space

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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Pro Tip for First-Time Home Buyers (or anyone really)

Are you a first-time home buyer? Even if you’ve been living in your home for awhile, do this now: Check closet and pantry ceilings for stains. They can alert you to potentially very costly leaks. Even if you are buying a property As Is, finding leaks early is key to preventing significant damage. I check …

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CLICK to See Why Videos in Our Inspection Reports Make Such An Impact

At a recent home inspection, I discovered that the drain pipe in the crawl space under the kitchen was leaking. Since we use modern, web-based reporting software, I was able to take a video of the leak (far more informative than just a photo) and include it right in the report. Just another reason why …

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Bathroom Exhaust Fans Must Be Vented OUTSIDE

Does this look odd to you, too? This is a picture of two exhaust fan pipes from two separate second floor bathrooms vented into – but not out of – the attic. Excessive moisture from these fans is constantly vented directly into the attic, which causes condensation on the wood sheathing of the roof, on …

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