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Signs of Danger

These are some of the signs of potential issues that could be present in your home

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Federal Pacific Panels

Federal Pacific stablock Panels

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Aluminum Branch Wiring

Can lead to an electrical fire

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Chinese Drywall

Emits toxic gas with corroding effects on copper surfaces

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Unproperly Bonded CSST

Potential house fire in case of a lightning strike

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Wood destroying Organisms

Detremental to your home wood structure

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Radon

Radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless, noble gas

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Presence of Asbestos

Potential presence of asbestos in the home

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Presence of Carbon Monoxide

Signs of Carbon Monoxide presence

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Other Issues that could be present

• Signs of foundation problems
Cracks, gaps, Soil erroding away from foundation (Proper gutters, donwnspouts, and means to drive water away from foundation).
• Roofing
Leaks, aging, poor installation, deterioration, signs of hail/ wind damage, lack of proper flashings and sealants.
• Exterior overall condition
Wall Cladding, Gaps, Cracks, Rot, poor maintenance, Missing window screens, over all condition.
• Swales and Grade
Lack of proper slopes, negative grade, puddling, etc.
• Electrical Panel
Undersized service panel, presence of aluminum wire, double tapping, undersize wires or oversized breakers, Missing covers, loose connections, etc.
• Poor Ventilation
Attics, Crawl spaces, bathrooms, basements. etc.
• Doors and Windows
Missing screens, immproper operation due to missalignment from foundation settling, lack of safety glass where required, etc.
• Garage
Lack of Fire rated door with self closing mechanism, lack of safety reverse on garage door, improperly operating doors
• Kichen
Improperly operating appliances, garbage disposal, plumbing fixtures and drain, lack of required GFCI protection devices where required, overall condition.
• Bathrooms
Low water pressure, leaking or loose plumbing fixtures, drains, lack of GFCI protection devices, lack of exhaust fans, lack of safety glass where required, leaking showers, etc.
• Mold
Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Read More

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