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Norfolk Home Inspection Plumbing Pic of the Day

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This was found during a Norfolk home inspection today. It is a common find when homes have been repaired by the homeowner or during a flip. These are easily found at most of the big box stores which leads consumers to believe they are a suitable to use to replace their pipes. drain pipes are […]

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Norfolk Home Inspection Pic of the Day

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This picture is of an old drum trap found during today’s Norfolk home inspection. The bathtub above was draining very slowly. So when we got in the crawlspace we observed a couple of different things going on. First was the old drum trap, and second was the drain line from the trap to the main […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspector Offers SewerGard

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Virginia Beach home inspection company Safe House Property Inspections now offers SewerGard with every home inspection. SewerGard is sewer line protection the world leader in underground repair coverage. You can buy your new home with confidence and worry less knowing that main water and sewer collapses and breaks are covered, up to $4000. **See policy […]

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Damaged Vent Boots at Virginia Beach Home Inspection

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Plumbing stack vents are penetrations that go through the roof to allow gases out of and air into the plumbing system. The problem is in order for these vents to work a hole needs to be cut into the roof. Protecting this hole is the job of the vent boot or boot jack. Often I […]

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Norfolk Home Inspection Shows How Correcting One Issue Causes Another

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The attic insulation was found to be lacking in a number of areas at this Norfolk home inspection. This was new construction so it was odd that there would be bare areas in multiple locations. Looking at the install certificate I could see that 10” of insulation was initially installed. So if the insulation is […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspector “Pic of the Day”- Drain Lines

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On more an more Virginia Beach home inspections  I am seeing more and more of this product. It is flexible drain lines installed under kitchen and bathroom sinks. These are always DIY repairs that seem to eventually always go wrong. Having your drain line run uphill is just another clue that this was a DIY install as […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspector Identifies Polybutylene Plumbing

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Occasionally during home inspections in Virginia Beach I will come across a house that has Polybutylene as its plumbing system. I inform the clients that there is a history with this product and provide them additional information so that they are aware of what is in the house they are looking to purchase. It is […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspector Finds What Sucks

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OK, it’s not what you think. You see them coming from the backside of most house. Those white pipes, but not always, that protrude from the roof. These are the plumbing vents, and they play a crucial role in the plumbing system. So what do these vents do for you exactly? When you walk up […]

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