No, it isn't David Copperfield's house levitating a few inches above the ground. The foundation had settled, but in this case, the problem was fixable.
We were "shocked" to see how many dangerous conditions existed inside this electrical panel. Before the buyers moved in, a licensed electrician make all the necessary corrections.
Roofing wears out over time. You need to know if that time is near so that you can talk to the seller about it or set aside money to make repairs yourself.
We'll keep an eye out for termites during the home inspection and can be hired to come back later to perform a thorough termite inspection.
In some older eighborhoods, aluminum wires are used to power switches and outlets. Problems can occur over time with aluminum wiring. We'll look for it and tell you if there is cause for concern.
A seller placed this drip-catcher in his attic to hide a roof leak problem. Imagine it filling up and breaking through the ceiling some night! Glad we spotted it for our buyer.
Solar water heating is terrific and we'll tell you all about it. We like to examine the panels up on roof if we can. The panels at this house are leaking and need attention.
What is that thing by my kitchen sink faucet? It's part of the dishwasher drain line and the one on the left is leaking - badly. There's an easy fix for this problem.
We like to go up on the roof to make sure the trees are properly pruned. Over time, even a gentle palm tree can scuff up the roofing.
Click on the photo to the left to see what we call a "pinhole" leak. Not only does the needle like stream waste water, it keeps the floor structure wet, which leads to other problems.
Whoa! A roof geiser up at the solar water panels! Something told us this was not a new problem. The solar water guy we recommended, came out the next day and fixed it in ten minutes.
In the old days, before outlets were grounded, this outlet allowed you to plug in four appliances at one outlet (just so long as they weren't your toaster, hair dryer, steam iron and waffle maker).
Plumbing vents help keep smelly sewer gas from entering the home - except when they are located directly under a bedroom window! An extension on the pipe took care of it.
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Click on the picture to the left to see what termites can do to the support structure of a house. The buyers' Realtor and I agreed that it might be wise for the would-be buyer to look around some more.
Click on this photo to see the "Incredible Sinking Water Heater!" If we can get under your new dream home, we'll do our best to find oddities such as this.