News/ Blog

26
Jan

Power line clearance

There needs to be at least ten feet of clearance from the ground for the power line that comes into a house. Most new houses have the power coming in under ground. But, in older houses we find clearance issues periodically. Sometimes the electrical mast on the house will come loose ...

10
Jan

A creative plumbing practice

Tim Krof found this one -This is not your typical way to drain the washer...but it works. Good to see they have both a plunger and toilet cleaner standing by......but sorry ladies, this seat STAYS UP!!

03
Jan

Flue Safety

Flue Safety By Tim Krof A properly installed and functioning flue is essential for home safety. Carbon monoxide and other gases are lighter than air and will float up through a flue without the assistance of a blower. Flues need proper clearance from combustibles and should be properly vented to exterior. In the process of venting the combustible gases from the furnace or ...

26
Dec

Home Standards’ Tim Krof recently earned the designation “Certified Inspector” from the American Society of Home Inspectors. (The foremost organization for home inspectors in America) Normally an inspector must inspect full time for over two years to receive this designation. To earn this designation Tim: Had to complete 250 fee paid inspections. Then ...

23
Dec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BT0HnQ0IUY

21
Dec

Electrical blunder

On a recent inspection we discovered this- A electrical plug that connects to a 220 outlet had been hard wired to two 110 outlets. They had a gas oven so figured they would still make use of the 220 outlet... a dangerous idea!