In 1986 a young girl lost a limb when a kitchen stove tipped over and crushed her. As a result all free standing stoves sold since 1991 come with an anti-tip bracket included in the bag with the instruction manual. Sadly most brackets are never installed. Younger children are the most common victims, opening the […]Read More about Is Your Stove Safe? (or a child killer)
Inspecting a beautiful home in Centerville, the buyer was impressed with all the updates. The house while not being old had been recently remodeled and a deep soaking bathtub installed. The scene was like something in a magazine, the bath, the view, the chandelier lights….. Chandelier lights? This is fine and looks great in the […]Read More about Magnificent Bathroom, Dangerous Light Fixtures
Have you ever noticed how some houses feel comfortable with the thermostat set to 68 degrees, while some are comfortable at 74 degrees Thermostat location can play a major role in the way your home heats and cools. This poorly positioned thermostat thought the house was 84 degrees when the oddly placed wall light was […]Read More about Bad Thermostat Location Affects Heat & Cooling
A Realtor from a Xenia office recently commented that there had only been one deck in the last two years that we had not thrown the book at. Thinking about that statement I realized he was probably correct. Unfortunately most of the decks we inspect, even professionally built decks are badly constructed and potentially dangerous. […]Read More about What is Usually Wrong With a Deck?
Just arrived to inspect this home and as I start in the remodeled kitchen, I look at the lovely large skylight and wonder. Alarm bells start to ring in my brain…. To make the big open area seen in the photo the bottom chords were removed from two roof trusses weakening the complete roof system. […]Read More about “DIY Renovations” are a Gorgeous Disaster