ANOTHER DRYER VENT HORROR STORY I know most people forget about dryer vent maintenance until there is a problem. Have a look at what I found today at a clients home. Here were the symptoms: 1) dryer takes forever to dry clothes (costs you money due to longer dry times)...

As an inspector, I sometimes think I've seen it all, until I look at a flip house or “flop house” as I usually call them. Flippers most of the time have great design taste and can make a house pretty, but…don’t know squat about the structure or “bones”.

I can spot a fli...

I get asked all the time about how to get ready for spring here in Texas. I have compiled a list of things to do to get ready and be prepared for the hot months that are coming.

  1. Check your AC now- Prices are cheaper than when it gets hot and everybody needs service....

January 8, 2017

Want to know what happens when you put wood into a gas log fireplace? See pics below.

This damage was a result of a property management company telling a renter they could add wood to the gas log fire place. This could not be further from the truth! The flue pipe for th...

I am often asked by clients if they "should buy the house" I am inspecting for them.

Unfortunately, by Texas law, I cannot advise one way or the other. However, when you read the report, treat it like Consumers Digest.

The house has told me a story in a "foreign" languag...

I have clients all the time ask me, "How do I know if I have a foundation problem?"

These pictures tell a huge story and are one example of foundation failure. Notice the cracks go at an angle and wider towards the top?

Should you ever encounter a scenario like this, g...

“You, my brothers and sisters were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge the flesh, but through love serve one another.”          Galatians 5:13 

July was a great time of serving others!  

The first wee...

Finally, after an unusual winter for Texas, we made it to spring 2015!  However, with spring also comes storm season.  Here are some things to help you and your home be prepared:

  • Do you have a meeting place in the home in an event of violent weather or tornado?...

 " so you think it's a good idea to add an outlet in the garage. The problem is there is no more breaker space! You decide to add another wire to an existing breaker with a wire. This is called "double lugging" and it can be very dangerous. This can overload the breake...

For those of us who know the enjoyment of having a fireplace, this blog’s for you.

There are probably several things that you have never thought of when it comes to lighting that wintertime fire.  I have compiled a list of things to consider before you have that next ro...

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