As coronavirus (COVID-19) changes our day to day activities, this InterNACHI article is particularly helpful for home inspectors who plan to continue to perform site visits.
Look around your home and see if you can find any of these 30-odd terms.
Here are three mistakes to avoid when buying your next home.
Before you sign on the dotted line, use this handy checklist to find out the real condition of your new home. You might even need the seller to get out a broom!
Here’s a little post we did about basement bedrooms:
Controlling moisture is the only way to control indoor mold growth, and controlling it also helps with pests and other issues.
You may not know that the following activities and appliances add moisture to indoor air:
- Running dishwasher
- Drying firewood indoors
- Standing water in the foundation/crawlspace area
- Showering and running the tub
- Humidifier use
- Venting clothes dryer indoors
By watching your in-home use of these items, you can better monitor your indoor moisture.
Often clients are bewildered by the presence of mold. “How could this happen?!?” But truly, when we understand how mold grows, it actually happens very easily.
Our partner organization, InterNACHI, has a helpful paper on indoor mold. They explain:
It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors. Some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. Mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present.
Though we don’t see much stucco in this area, here is a helpful diagram of the proper step and kickout flashings for a roof intersecting a side wall: