How to Inspect Your Own House, Part 6: Plumbing

-  If there are any leaks at the faucet, you’ll probably find them while doing this test. .  A leaking bath tub overflow can lead to a big mess, and this is one test that is specifically excluded by home inspection standards of practice. Once you’ve established that there is access to inspect the bath tub drain, fill the tub with water all the way to the overflow, and watch the overflow from the back side to make sure that water doesn’t leak out.  After you’ve made sure the overflow doesn’t leak, pull the drain at the tub and make sure the drain itself doesn’t leak ..More

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How To Inspect Your Own House, Part 5: Electrical

-  I took a little break in this series because I had a few other things to discuss that were somewhat time sensitive, but I’m back on the homeowner inspection series again.  For the first part of this series, I covered the inspection of the exterior. . A few months ago I wrote a blog post about homeowner maintenance inspections, wherein I promoted the virtues of having a home inspector conduct maintenance inspections on existing homes every five years or so.  I should have said I’d follow up with my longest “series” of posts ever.  I promised to follow up with a post on how homeowners could conduct their own home inspections, but I don’t know what I was thinking when I said I’d follow up with a “post” ..More

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Radon Testing Clowns

- . If you’re going to hire someone to do a radon test for you, hire a professional who’s certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) or the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB). To be added to that list, the individual first needs to be certified by one of the two agencies that I listed above. The Minnesota Department of Health also maintains a list of qualified radon measurements professionals, which can be found here ..More

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How to Inspect Your Own House, Part 8: The Furnace

- . Now go around your house and check to make sure the supply registers are open and unobstructed, and make sure there is warm air coming out of them.  Check out this post at the Energy Vanguard blog for more information on that topic: Can You Save Money by Closing HVAC Vents in Unused Rooms?.  If too many registers are closed off or obstructed, the furnace probably won’t operate properly ..More

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Sprinkler Systems to be Required in All New MN Homes, Existing Homes by 2016

- . According to Minnesota’s Chief Building Official Ronald McSevergny, there will be a phase-in requirement for sprinkler systems to be added to existing homes.  Details of exactly when the system will need to be installed are unclear at this point, but I suspect it will be similar to existing requirements for Truth-in-Sale of Housing Evaluations.  Beginning in 2015, all existing homes that are sold as part of a real estate transaction will be required to have a sprinkler system installed ..More

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