1. The heat ex-changer on the furnace is cracked which would cause carbon monoxide poisoning which can cause death.
2. There is inadequate clearance between the furnace flue and combustible materials which could cause fire.
1. Gas Service Lines: Black iron piping and copper tubing; Copper tubing and flare fittings are no longer approved
for use with natural gas. Again a Gas Leak potential.
2. CSST: Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing: Must be electrically bonded to prevent burn through in the event of
a nearby lightening strike. CSSTSafety.com
1. The main lugs are double tapped in a 100 amp panel. Electrical fire.
2. 120 VAC Branch Circuits: Copper; Rodent damage to the wiring in the panel was observed. Fire Hazard.
1. Broken fire brick liners were observed. This can cause carbon monoxide poisoning or fire in the home.
2. Heavy creosote deposits in the flue of your fireplace chimney. This is a fire hazard.
We told our clients that they needed to have their water tested for toxins, especially LEAD.
Little did they know that the property next door used to be a junk yard.
We have been living in Columbia since we were born and we were aware
of many areas of Boone County that were dumps.
Since, we knew what used to be next door to the House we were inspecting we told our clients
that they definitely needed to do water tests for these toxic elements:
acid from batteries
It is important to be educated on where your water comes from.
How old is the infrastructure that is providing your home with safe drinking water?
There are many stories of families who have been exposed to lead from drinking
water from their water supply in their homes and their children
becoming very sick!
Contact your local water supplier or
the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Public Drinking Water Branch (573-751-5331) or
BUT BIRDS CAN BE A PAIN IN YOUR HOUSE!
Check This One Out! He/She is just making Your Home Theirs!
We came across the craziest site ever! The duct work was in the attic but no roof.
The job site had boards everywhere with nails sticking out of what looked
like pulled off roof boards and lumber sprawled everywhere!
Nails were scattered all over the premises. It was CRAZY!
Check out the List of Problems That Can Occur to All the Situations Listed ABOVE:
Imagine being outside in the sun playing in the sprinkler or sipping tea reading a book but Uh Oh you forgot to wear sunscreen
and now your skin is burning and your are as red as a lobster. Aside from your skin turning red your are also going to become
dry and the moisture from your skin will become depleted quickly!
This can become costly:
Blistering of Shingles
Deterioration of floor boards on decks and stairs
Overheated Concrete that chips and buckles
What Do You Mean?
I do not want to have a Flooded Basement-ANYTIME!
Then when it rains hard, your dry soil will not
absorb the moisture that fast; therefore running all the way down into your
basement. Possibly flooding, leaking, or staining the walls causing a host of problems!
Everyone thinks, “Oh this only happens to other families, not us!”
Not true it can happen to YOU!
All these components are important for healthy living!
Five More to Go:
I love to take showers during a storm because we have a huge
Picture window facing the North West! My shower has rope lights around the ceiling
and it is just the coolest thing to see lightning cross across the sky and hear the thunder!
But How Dumb am I? I never thought of this till just recently!!
Lightening can strike your house and it can travel through the metal pipes, wiring, or the gutters,
and it can travel through the reinforcing steel in the concrete.
So during a Storm, Heed the Warning Stay Inside and away from your shower!!
Ivy around your house can look so wonderful!!
Seeing the green leaves and new growth makes you feel great but your future headache
is about to happen! The expense in repairing and replacing exterior and interior walls can
really be a huge headache!
The roots of your vines can grow into small cracks in your siding. This can lead to trapping moisture,
leaking inside your walls and rot. On brick it causes failing mortar joints.
The vines can damage other parts of your house as they envelop it. The vines can
pull off gutters, window panes, roofing materials, and wires due to their growth and heaviness.
When vines get into the cracks of your home the freeze and thaw cycle allow those
cracks to become bigger allowing pests and varmints to enter your home as well.
Most importantly this dense coverage also conceals what’s occurring to the
exterior walls and averts regular maintenance
Learn the best way to grow your beloved vines without damaging your home!