Reuben's Home Inspection Blog
Seek Thermal has come up with a $199 infrared camera that works with several models of iPhones and Android phones. I tested this camera with my Samsung Galaxy S4.[...]read more
"No matter what conditions I produce in the house for fans, vents, open doors, hot water running, furnace on, etc. I can't produce conditions that create a backdraft. Do you have any advice?"[...]read more
Reader: "I personally think that the HVAC businesses have a great scam going by locking-out people's furnaces without any measurable evidence that the CO levels are above normal."[...]read more
This is a guest blog post by Ryan Carey, of My 3 Quotes. The cost of window replacement can be quite a shock to homeowners. It is a huge business in the Twin Cities with the extreme weather we have,[...]read more
Did you forget to winterize your outside faucets this year? I did. It doesn’t matter that I posted a Fall Maintenance Checklist reminding homeowners to shut off water to their outside faucets nearly two months ago… I still forgot. It’s not[...]read more
New homes should be inspected by private home inspectors. It's been one day short of a year since my last post on new construction home inspections, so it's time for another.[...]read more
To inspect your furnace, start by taking a look at the filter and replace it if it's dirty. [...]read more
A large section of the plumbing code is dedicated to protecting our potable water supply, so it's a good idea to check your own home for some of the most obvious violations and fix them.[...]read more
Barry Eliason, owner of Stucco Pro, a St. Paul company that tests for water problems in stucco houses, said he hasn't seen "a single home that is less than 20 years old that doesn't have a significant area of moisture[...]read more
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- Top “Feel-Good” Home Inspection Pics from 2014
- Seek Thermal Infrared Camera: A $199 IR Camera for Androids and iPhones
- Water Heater Backdrafting: What if you can’t reproduce the problem?
- Q&A: Heat Exchanger Cracks and Carbon Monoxide Myths
- Window Replacement Part 4: (Vinyl) Lindsay, Alside, Simonton, Soft-Lite