Exterior of an Older Duplex

with at least one peculiarity:

What is a Certified Master Inspector?

We hope this video helps:

Testimonials? Here?

Did you know we have a testimonials page? It’s like this picture, but with words.

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Check it out here. 

Safe Home Book

We have a new “Safe Home Book” featured on our CertifiedMasterInspector.org. Download, print, and use freely, with our compliments:

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The Dangers of Radon

Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be harmful if accumulated inside a building. There are two main ways of mitigating this problem, the passive and the active. In the passive method, a physical barrier is laid between the soil and the foundation and a vent pipe extending from the sub-slab up to the roof.

In active form, there is a setup of electric vent fan, vent pipe extending from sub slab to roof, sealed cracks in the foundation, and a system failure warning device. For detailed information about radon gas and its preventive methods go through this infographic from PropertEco.

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Garage Interiors

This older garage has storage, outlets, three doors, even a wood stove!

Garage Overhead Door

Here we test a garage overhead door for two safety features:

An Older Chimney and Improper Cricket

Here we inspect from a ranch roof and find an older chimney with an interesting diverter:

Thumbtack’s “Top Pro” Honors for 2017

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We were recently honored as a Top Pro on Thumbtack for Cary, NC, for the year July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.  We recommend their site for connecting directly with service providers.

Thanks, Thumbtack!

Deck Hazards

Here are a few hazards we found on the exterior of a recent home: