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Condensate Drain Line Installation

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There is a primary condensate line that runs from the evaporator coil to the exterior. This is the line that you want to see the condensate draining from when operating your cooling system. If this line gets backed up the condensate will go into a pan that is drained with an auxiliary condensate line that […]

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Multipurpose Use Is Not Always A Good Idea

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Extending drain lines from your the downspouts on your house is always recommended. Keeping water away from you foundation is key to prevent damage. Now draining all the rain water from your roof into your neighbor’s yard might not be the best solution for neighborhood relationships. On this Virginia Beach home inspection there was a […]

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Improper Dryer Venting at Chesapeake Home Inspection

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Something that I see quite often is dryers being vented in close proximity to the outside air conditioning condenser. The dryer vent at this Chesapeake home inspection was located just to the right of the condenser. You can see in the second picture that the fins are clogged with dryer lint. This will decrease the […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspection Finds Poor Return Air

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When I perform a home inspection in Hampton Roads I will make note of the sizes and location of return filters when possible. These filters are designed to protect the motor and internal components of the furnace from airborne particles and dust.  These days there are filters that can be purchased that can improve the […]

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Make Sure Your House Is Connected

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Are you connected? Better yet is your house connected? Sometimes during home inspections in Virginia Beach I will find homes that just are not totally connected. Here are a few examples of ducts that were never connected or got disconnected. When you are buying your home in Virginia Beach make sure that your home inspector […]

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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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