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It’s important to periodically (annually is good) check your soffit vent screens around the perimeter of your home to make sure the metal screening is in good condition.  Oftentimes, birds will damage screening, attempting to gain access to the (warm,…
Checking soffit vent screens
Checking soffit vent screens
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Tim Hance, owner of All Islands Home Inspections, recently discovered dangerously low overhead electrical service entrance conductors that were a clear safety issue at a recent home inspection in Friday Harbor, WA. Additionally, these older wires were…
DANGEROUSLY LOW Electrical Wires!
DANGEROUSLY LOW Electrical Wires!
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Pictured here is active water intrusion (wet spot) and historic water intrusion (water stains) discovered within a side attic at a recent home inspection in Anacortes on Fidalgo Island.  Obviously, a roofing contractor will need to further evaluate and…
Active water intrusion
Active water intrusion
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So, you’ve decided it’s time to finally get a hot tub!  It’s important to install wiring serving the hot tub properly for obvious safety reasons.  Pictured here is wiring simply run in the grass to the hot tub appliance. Hopefully it doesn’t get hit by a…
Proper wiring for hot tubs
Proper wiring for hot tubs
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Rusting metal flashing details can often be painted with a high quality, exterior-rated metal paint to extend serviceable life and prevent further deterioration.  If you see rusting flashing details atop your roof or around your chimney, I highly…
Dealing with rusting metal flashing
Dealing with rusting metal flashing
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Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine. Approximately 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year. You’ll eat more than 35,000 cookies in your lifetime (probably).
Fun Fact Friday
Fun Fact Friday
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Open wires, like those pictured here, need to be secured and properly terminated/enclosed in a covered junction box or have the appropriate fixture installed for obvious safety reasons.  This is called out frequently at home inspections and with real…
Open wires
Open wires
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AFCI breakers, common to newer homes, provide added protection to homes in the event of an arc-fault. AFCI stands for “Arc Fault Circuit Interruptor.” If there’s an arc fault, the AFCI breaker “trips” the circuit, turning off power to help prevent the…
AFCI Breakers
AFCI Breakers
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Pictured here is a typical TPR (temperature-pressure-relief) valve, installed on all water heaters.  Code requires the installation of a ¾-inch solid pipe, discharging to the exterior or extending to within six (6) inches of the floor for safety reasons. …
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Recently testing a Jacuzzi tub in the MBA at a recent Oak Harbor Home Inspection, a substantial amount of debris and grime came our of the jets. Can you imagine moving into your new home, filling up the tub after a long day’s work, and being surrounded…
Serious Grime in Jacuzzi Tub!
Serious Grime in Jacuzzi Tub!
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