Dryer Vent – Bad Installation

    We recently inspected this house that had a new roof put on. Up in the attic they had used metal flexible vent for the dryer line and combined it into the bathroom exhaust line. There’s a few problems with this. First leave the dryer vent line in the attic should be constructed of smooth […]

How much longer will the roof last?

“How much longer will the roof last?” That’s a very common did I hear almost every day on my home inspections. Everybody wants to know how many years, months and day they have left before they “need” to replace the roof. The truth is, the answer is not black and white. Roofing systems do not […]

Child Safety Stairs

Sarasota Home Inspector

This image shows the recommended maximum openings in stair railings to protect children from injury. If your stair railings have openings that exceed these recommended diameters, please contact general contractor to repair or replace the stairway railings.

Service Wire Clearances Diagram 3

Sarasota Home Inspector

This image shows the recommended service wire clearances above a residential home. The purpose of maintaining proper service wire clearances is so that the wiring does not become damaged or contacted by the homes residents. If the wiring around your house begins to dip below these recommended heights, contact an electrician or your electrical service provider […]

Service Wire Clearances Diagram 2

Sarasota Home Inspector

This image shows the recommended service wire clearances above a residential home. The purpose of maintaining proper service wire clearances is so that the wiring does not become damaged or contacted by the homes residents. If the wiring around your house begins to dip below these recommended heights, contact an electrician or your electrical service provider […]

Service Wire Clearances Diagram 1

Sarasota Home Inspector

This image shows the recommended service wire clearances above a residential home. The purpose of maintaining proper service wire clearances is so that the wiring does not become damaged or contacted by the homes residents. If the wiring around your house begins to dip below these recommended heights, contact an electrician or your electrical service provider […]

S-Trap vs P-Trap Diagram

Sarasota Home Inspector

This image shows s-trap vs p-trap. The problem with an S-trap is that they have the tendency to siphon. This will result in an open airway from the sewer lines up through your sink which will allow noxious sewer gases to enter your home. The design of a P-trap will keep the required amount of water […]

Service Panel Working Space Depth Diagram

Sarasota Home Inspector

This image shows the recommended working space depth around an electrical panel in a residential home. The purpose of keeping accessible open space is so that the breakers can be accessed safely. Additionally an electrician or a home inspector may need to open the panel which requires safe clearances. Your electrical panel may also have ground-fault […]

Do you test the central vac? Hate lugging the hose?

Do you test the central vac? Hate lugging the hose? I found a way to test the indoor receptacles without lugging the hose. Tin foil ball. C0006