These are some of the signs of potential issues that could be present in your home
• Signs of foundation problems
Cracks, gaps, Soil erroding away from foundation (Proper gutters, donwnspouts, and means to drive water away from foundation).
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.
Lack of Fire rated door with self closing mechanism, lack of safety reverse on garage door, improperly operating doors
Improperly operating appliances, garbage disposal, plumbing fixtures and drain, lack of required GFCI protection devices where required, overall condition.
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.
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