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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 […]

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Is your foundation ready for El Nino?

Posted on Posted in Foundation Inspections, Home Inspection, Inspector Thoughts, Moisture Inspections, Real Estate

With the talk of an El Nino winter coming up, most Southern Californian home owners are thinking about the condition of their roof and possibility of leaks. And while this is a concern, rain is capable of doing far more damage to a home than getting through a roof. Regardless if a home’s foundation is a slab […]

Does Your Home Inspector Have the Right Tools for the Job?

Posted on Posted in Attic Inspections, Home Inspection, Inspector Thoughts, Moisture Inspections, Real Estate

I recently received a phone call from a San Fernando Vally Real Estate agent. This agent told me their clients had already had a home inspection, but the clients still had questions about the house. Apparently it was determined the house needed a new roof. And during the inspection, what was thought to be water […]

1 drip, 2 drip, 3 drip more!

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Foundation Inspections, Home Inspection, Inspector Thoughts, Moisture Inspections, Real Estate

When most people think of water in their homes, they assume this is a good thing. After all, how did we function before indoor plumbing? Except water must be contained, or else it can do great damage to a home. Water supply and drain pipes are designed to deal with water, while drywall, wood framing […]

Rain Gutters: Misunderstood and Under Appreciated

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I find Rain Gutters on a home are often misunderstood and under appreciated. Particularly here in the Los Angeles area, where it does not rain very often. Many people think rain gutters are simply to prevent the water running off the roof from splashing on your head when you enter and exit your house. Actually, the […]