Category Archives: Safety Issues Of Importance

How can I check if a property has an oil or gas pipeline running through it?

When you’re buying a rural or semi-rural property you need to know if there is an oil or gas pipeline running through the property.  This can have an affect on how you plan to use that property.

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How a $15.00 Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve (TPRV) for your water heater can save your life!

Many people are not aware of how a simple safety valve on a water heater can save your life!

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Is your fireplace safe? Why you should read and heed the Home Inspector’s recommendations.

On every home inspection with a fireplace I place important advisement wording in the report.  The wording is there to help the home buyer understand the importance of chimney safety.  But I do have to wonder just how many read … Continue reading

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Is your GTE-Sylvania electrical panel safe?

Do you have an electrical breaker panel in your home that has the name GTE-Sylvania on it?  At one point GTE-Sylvania purchased the problematic Zinsco electrical panel line.  But is your GTE-Sylvania panel really just a wolf in sheep’s clothing!

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Are your appliances, and other electrical devices, installed properly?

While helping a friend with some routine maintenance on their home I came across a very shocking discovery!  It appears that the appliance installers for his electric stove apparently did not know how to properly install them.  Read on for … Continue reading

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Why are two prong outlets written up as unsafe by the Inspector?

Have you ever wondered why the Home Inspector writes in the report that those two prong outlets in older homes are a safety issue?  Read on for important information on the safety of your family and you.

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