Archive for October 2017

Infrared Technology for Home Inspectors

Infrared technology isn’t new. FLIR, the company that produces the camera that we use at F.P.D., has been making quality cameras since 1978. Infrared technology is used by law enforcement during surveillance, the Coast Guard during search and rescue, airport authorities attempting disease control, and home inspectors looking for a variety of issues in homes…

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Heat Pump Basics Explained

I don’t often have customers who want to follow me during the entire home inspection. It takes about three hours and leads me places that not everyone wants to visit, for example on the roof or in the crawlspace or attic. When they do want to tag along I try to make the experience educational…

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Trust Your Real Estate Agent

When it comes to buying and selling houses, nobody has more experience than a real estate agent. Monica and I have bought five houses and we’ve sold four so we’ve been around the block a few times. Each time we’ve had good experience with the realtors we’ve used across the country and around the world.…

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Infrared Thermal Vision

A home inspector must be a jack of all trades. An electrician only needs to know about electricity, a plumber only needs to know about plumbing, and a roofer only needs to know about roofing. A home inspector needs to know about all of these things and more. Because of this, our knowledge of an…

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Condensation in Double Pane Windows

Condensation in between two panes of glass can ruin your window’s appearance. During home inspections we have seen this on many homes in the past and several recently. It shows itself when the windows have a foggy or misty look. Sometimes you can see the water dripping down the inside of the pane of glass.…

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