Abode Analysis | Tips and Updates
At Abode Analysis, we don’t overlook the small details. Many may overlook something as innocent looking as this; have you sighted what’s wrong here?
Think “battery”. Dissimilar metals are a looming, underestimated problem commonly found in a home and is surprisingly easy to resolve.
Metal and galvanized steel should not be used in the same application. To connect the two, you can use a dielectric union, which connects the two via a rubber gasket to ensure the two metal’s don’t interact with one another.
If left unnoticed for a long period of time, the two metals will create electric current and compromise each other to the point of corrosion and possibly catastrophic failure. Our clients appreciate our attention to detail, especially the minute details which help ensure the security of their purchase far beyond their move in date. This can be easily remedied by a home owner as a DIY project, using correct supportive materials. Give us a call or schedule your home inspection online today. 425-298-7382
I had the pleasure of inspecting the home of a former Stanford University student today. Reminds me of living in Palo Alto, right up the street from this beautiful, prestigious school. Speaking of education; here at abode analysis, we’re gearing up to attend the American Society of Home Inspectors, Western Washington annual conference. It’s a great opportunity to network and collaborate with this relatively small niche industry. I’m excited to meet new people and hopefully take away some great pro-tips from other inspectors.
Looking for a home inspector? Give us a call at 425-398-7382 or use the link above to schedule your inspections online today. We look forwards to meeting you and inspecting your abode!
I had the privilege of inspecting a beautiful home & detached garage today in the Shoreline area of Seattle. The detached garage had serious settlement cracks visible from the exterior. The entire structure seemed to be racking to one side and the garage doors didn’t fit square into the frame. It was apparent we had a serious settlement issue but it wasn’t until we made our way inside that we were allowed feast our eyes on the extent of the damage. Behold, slab on grade settlement of nearly 4″ with full detachment of the sill plate from the foundation.
Bee-haters be-ware! Glad the inspection this morning was in the middle of winter or I may have run into some trouble when I entered this attic. Winter or not, I don’t dare truss-crawl much closer, not even in hopes of a better picture. Thought thoroughly shocked, I was not completely surprised the home had a wasp problem. I noticed many dead wasps in the flue of the fireplace as well as on many window sills. Definitely the largest mud-wasp nest I’ve ever come across. There are clues to problems in a home everywhere, thats why you should chose Abode Analysis Home Inspections. Stay safe out there inspectors.
Good Seattle home inspectors continue their education wherever they can. We learn new things daily on-site and yearly at conventions. It helps us grow as an industry when we come together to collaborate, network and share information. I’m happy to report I am registered for ASHIWW’s Spring Seminar! If you’re a home inspector and are looking for additional training and continued education in our field, I encourage you to attend. Click the picture below to register. See you there!
Ever wonder where the water in your home comes from? How about where everything goes when it’s flushed or drained? This is a great, simple video to get you started in understanding the basics.
Check out below the video for a great picture that depicts the basic plumbing of a bathroom.
Most home buyers feel like they are bona fide real estate experts after all the studying up on loans and neighborhoods, online house hunting and open house visiting it takes just to get into contract on a home these days. But for all but the most handy of house hunters, getting into contract and starting the home inspection process only surfaces how little you actually know about the nuts and bolts and brick and mortar of the massive investment you’re about to make: a home!
So, you hire a home inspector, but it seems like they’re speaking an entirely different language – riddled with terms like “serviceable condition” and “conducive to deterioration” – about your dream home! Here are 5 questions you can use to decode your home inspector’s findings into knowledge you can use to make smart decisions as a homebuyer – and homeowner.
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