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6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won’t Check

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Realtor.com recently posted an article entitled “6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won’t Check.”  You can read the original article here. At IM Home Inspections, we found some of the article to be true, but some of it to be only myth of a bygone era. Point 1: Electrical outlets behind heavy furniture Ok, this is […]

Pool Inspections

Electrical Pool Safety

Posted on Posted in Electrical Inspections, Home Inspection, Inspector Thoughts, Pool Inspections, Real Estate

Summer is here, and people across Southern California look forward to using their swimming pools on these hot days. Before you get too deep into swimming season, it is always a good idea to review your swimming pool’s electrical safety. Lights and outlets should be protected by GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) that will shut off electricity […]

Inspecting Solar Panels

Inspecting Solar Panels

Posted on Posted in Home Inspection, Inspector Thoughts, Real Estate, Rood Inspections, Solar Inspections

I recently attended a workshop at SRAR, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, about Solar Power in residential real estate. It was brought up that some home inspectors will not look at solar panels. At IM Home Inspections, I do look at solar panels on a home inspection as far as their basic installation, any signs of […]

Outdoor Extension Cords and Electrical Safety

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While doing home inspections in and around the San Fernando Valley, I have noticed on many occasions homeowners using extension cords outside in a manner that is a safety hazard. First off, extension cords should be to temporarily plug something in, and not as permanent wiring. If you need permanent wiring outdoors, you should have […]