Grey Dog Home Inspections Blog

Roof-Drainage Maintenance

Roof drainage is an important aspect of preventing moisture intrusion in the home, but roof drainage systems require ongoing maintenance in order to function as designed.  While cleaning out the gutters may not be everyone’s favorite home-maintenance task, gutters...

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Moisture Intrusion and Consequences

Many of the defects home inspectors finds during a home inspection involve potential avenues for moisture intrusion into a home.  But why is it so important?  Unchecked moisture intrusion can lead to structural defects in a home over time, as well as health problems...

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Electrical Panel Safety in the Home

All homeowners should know where their electrical panel is located.  When you open the door to it, you should find breakers that are labeled which correspond to the different rooms or areas of the home.  Breakers will sometimes trip due to a power surge or outage, and...

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Fire Safety for the Home

The National Fire Protection Association’s fire prevention program promotes the following eight tips that people of all ages and abilities can use to keep family members safe, especially during the threat of a house fire.  Follow these tips to improve fire safety....

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Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Plunger: A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient household problems. With a plunger on hand, you can usually get the water flowing again fast. It’s best to have two plungers:  one for the sink and one for the toilet. Combination Wrench Set: One end of...

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Choosing the Right Home Inspector

Choosing the right home inspector is a difficult but important step in protecting your future investment in your new home.  Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you'll ever make.  You have recently been crunching the numbers, negotiating offers,...

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Radon Testing

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which comes from uranium-containing rocks in the ground. As uranium decays, radon is produced in proportion to amount of uranium containing rocks in the area. This odorless, colorless, and...

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