Water Heater Woes

Water Heater Woes  A water heater is an appliance that heats potable water and supplies heated water to the home’s plumbing distribution system.  Most tanks are insulated steel cylinders with an enamel coating on the inner surface. They are referred to as glass-lined...

Dryer Vent Problems

Dryer Vent Problems House fires caused by dryers are far more common than are generally believed.  According to the National Fire Protection Agency, fires caused by dryers in 2005 were responsible for approximately 13,775 house fires, 418 injuries, 15 deaths, and $196...

Its Fall Yall

Its Fall Yall It’s officially fall and as the weather starts to change and the leaves start to turn, there are several things a homeowner should do around the house to get ready for the cooler temperatures.  With a little planning and preparation, it’s easy to get...

September 11, 2021

    Courtesy of the Red White and Blue  Today marks 20 years since September 11, 2001. We’ve seen a lot of changes happen in those 20 years. We also said we would never forget…what did we say we would never forget? I feel that a lot of what we said we would never...

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day from all of us at 304 Inspections! Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September and has been since 1894 when the holiday was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland. I found an interesting article on History.com that explains how this...

How Much Insulation do I need in My Attic?

      When was the last time you were in your attic? Let me rephrase that, when was the last time you were in the attic for anything other than retrieving Christmas Decorations? An attic isn’t a place that we often go to. It’s hot in the summer, cold in the winter,...

Shingles, Shingles, Shingles

                                This year we have had some serious storms that really had the potential to cause damage to our homes.  During a recent inspection,  I discovered a roof that...

What in the World is a High Loop?

Most homes I inspect are equipped with dishwashers. I didn’t know how much a dishwasher would spoil you until I had one. I love the convenience of rinsing the dishes and loading up the dishwasher. Unfortunately, most homes I inspect do not utilize a high loop during...

Is air leaking from an attic hatch a big deal?

  August is known for its  hot and humid weather.  This year is shaping up to not disappoint. With all the home inspections we conduct, we also include a thermal scan. While conducting an inspection this week, I was using my infrared camera around an attic...

What is the big deal with downspouts?

With all the rain we have been having lately, it made me think about an issue that most people have around their homes right now. They don’t even recognize this as a problem that needs to be corrected. It can actually cause damage over time if left unchecked. What...