November 26, 2019

Vent pipes terminating at the roof should all be inspected as well. These vent pipes allow air and pressure to enter/leave so water can drain properly. If there is an issue with venting, sinks, showers and toilets would have problems draining properly. In this quick vi...

September 25, 2019

Caliber Home Inspections, LLC

Polybutylene Piping. Even when a home does not appear to have polybutylene piping installed, it takes specialty tools and experience to find it. In this inspection, 2 previous home inspectors did not find the piping. But we go out of our way to find it. And it pays off...

July 14, 2019

Caliber Home Inspections, LLC

Dryer and bathroom vents need to be vented to the open air. They are typically routed through the attic and roof coverings and out through a roof vent housing. Occasionally, we come across vents like the one pictured here that is venting directly into the attic space....

June 13, 2019

Caliber Home Inspections, LLC

I found this insulation in an attic during a recent inspection in West Palm Beach, FL. This is a type of insulation called vermiculite which was produced by a company in Libby, Montana from 1919 to 1990. This mine provided 70% of all vermiculite sold in the US. This in...

April 21, 2019

Caliber Home Inspections, LLC

Home Inspection Customer Expectations

One of the greatest frustrations between a home buyer and their home inspector are the expectations a customer thinks or expects a home inspection service will provide.  It must be clearly communicated from the beginning what the ho...

April 13, 2019

Caliber Home Inspections, LLC

Moisture is detrimental to a home. Left unnoticed, water intrusion will cause major damage to a homes structure and cause mold growth. Rain water should be shed away from the roof immediately and diverted away from the structure to avoid ground erosion issues over time...

February 13, 2019

Caliber Home Inspections, LLC