Author Archives: Danny

Smoke Alarms/Detectors

Smoke Alarms/Detectors It turns out that hardwiring of smoke detectors in the average home has been around since the 70’s. It seems to have made it’s ‘requirement’ appearance in the electrical code in the  90s. It also appears that the … Continue reading

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Water Heater Water Damage

Avoiding Water Damage From Leaking Water Heaters This week we’ll be talking about the catch pan (drip pan) that should be under all water heaters if there is any possibility of a leak causing personal property or structural damage of … Continue reading

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How Old Is The AC

Appearance of Exterior AC Unit The general appearance of the exterior A/C unit doesn’t always tell you how old or in what condition the unit is really in. When you walk around the home and see the A/C in the … Continue reading

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Drip Legs And Sediment Traps

Drip Legs and Sediment Traps The drip legs and sediment traps in the home inspectors reports are a pain in the back side to most realtors. But they are a safety device designed to make the automatic operation of our … Continue reading

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ARC faults Breakers GFCI Outlets

ARC Fault Breakers The ARC fault breaker began to show up in our area in the 2001-2002 time frame. In the first few years they were only required in bedrooms then the requirement expanded to include several other living areas … Continue reading

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