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Entries from June 30th, 2011

Ask the Virginia Beach Home Inspector About Smoke Detectors

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On quite a few home inspections in Virginia Beach lately I have been coming across the same situation. Here are some pictures to illustrate the problem. Now I always suggest changing batteries in smoke detectors when someone moves into their home. Also If the smoke detector is old or original to the home I will […]

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Safety Features Checked in Virginia Beach Home Inspections

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An important safety feature that as a Virginia Beach home inspector I look for in kitchen are anti-tip brackets at the range. Especially if I know that a family with young children will be purchasing the home this is a feature that is very important. The follow article talks about what these devices are and […]

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Managing Expectations for a Virginia Beach Home Inspection

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One part of my job as a Virginia Beach home inspector is to manage client expectations. By that I mean it is important that a home buyer know exactly what they are getting when they hire a home inspector. This is especially true if this is the home buyer’s first purchase. There need to be […]

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Ask the Virginia Beach Home Inspector About Garage Doors

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During a number of home inspections in Virginia Beach recently I have come across a number of garage doors that did not have the appropriate safety measures in place for safe operation. This is especially concerning when I know that the home buyer is moving in with children. The garage door is the largest and […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspector Discusses BBQ Safety

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  As a home inspector in Virginia Beach one of the more important issues that I always like to address is safety in the home. The summer is the prime time of the grilling season. Every year there are thousands injured due to carelessness around the BBQ grill. Most injuries are going to be preventable […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspector Finds an Issue in an Attic

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There are times during a home inspection that you have to shake your head and wonder what they were thinking. This is a furnace flue found in an attic during a home inspection in Norfolk, Virginia. You can see that there is no clearance for this flue from combustible materials (wood), and that the framing […]

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Home Inspector in Virginia Beach Checks For Recalled Appliances

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  At Safe House Property Inspections I have added a new service to my Virginia Beach home inspections. I am committed to raising the standards of my client’s home inspections. That’s why I now include a FREE RecallChek for your home appliances with every inspection I do. Current homeowners can also purchase a RecallChek at […]

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You Need a Home Inspection in Virginia Beach

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If you are still debating whether you really need a home inspection in Virginia Beach when you are ready to purchase a home, then take a minute to watch the following video. Schedule your Virginia Beach home inspection  

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Virginia Beach Home Inspections and GFCI’s

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One of the items that is a lot of Virginia Beach home inspection reports is the lack of GFCI’s or not in the appropriate area. A ground-fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, is a device used in electrical wiring to disconnect a circuit when unbalanced current is detected between an energized conductor and a neutral return […]

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Limitations of a Virginia Beach Home Inspection

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As a home inspector in Virginia Beach I like to make sure that my clients understand exactly what it is they are paying for when they hire me to do their home inspection. This article outlines what to expect when you hire Safe House Property Inspections to be your Virginia Beach home inspector. I am […]

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