February 1, 2020

Caliber Home Inspections, LLC

In a home with an attached garage, the walls that separate the garage from the house should be constructed so that it is fire resistant. The idea is that carbon monoxide fumes, along with heat, smoke and fire can stay isolated inside the garage long enough for help to...

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