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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

Crawl Space Tips

Did you know that having an adequate vapor barrier in your crawl space (one that reaches each corner of the crawl) is one of the easiest and best ways to reduce moisture in the crawl? It literally says it in the name – vapor BARRIER. You want a nice dry crawl space so that your …

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What’s Hiding in Your Crawl Space? Possibly Mold & More

If you don’t see any mold inside of a house, does that mean it’s all clear? No. Oftentimes, the crawl space is the real culprit for organic growth (especially when there are moisture issues) and that growth can absolutely impact your breathable air in the living space. Mold flourishes in places with high humidity and …

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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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What’s Included in a Home Inspection?

A home inspection examines a home’s condition, completed by a licensed home inspector who will use hands-off methods to acquire information about its safety and functionality. A home inspection is non-invasive, which means that home inspectors cannot damage the home. For example, when a plumber looks for a leak, she may need to open walls or …

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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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