Animals, skeletons, and creepy home inspection stuff, part 3

- . And finally, one more accidentally creepy photo of one of our inspectors. Here’s Tessa saying “hi” to the chimney camera from the roof on a rainy day while Patrick was conducting a chimney inspection ..More

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Fall maintenance checklist for Minnesota homeowners

- Fall is officially here and we’ve already had snow.  We post this same fall maintenance list every year, and we modify it just a bit every year with new and updated information. . This year, I created three new video clips to accompany the list. If you’re not yet done with your fall maintenance list, get on it ..More

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Running toilet? Check the flapper.

- Thankfully, replacing the flapper in your toilet is a very quick and easy DIY project. Check it out:. Of course, there are always a few toilets with old or unusual guts, and those might not be so quick and easy. . For the rest of the toilets out there, I made a short little video showing how to replace your flapper. Most of the time ..More

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Fire separation between the garage and house; don’t say firewall

- I don’t own that standard and I don’t know what it says. Larger openings like radon vent pipes need intumescent firestop collars, such as the one shown below. . From what I’ve gathered on this topic, however, small openings are supposed to be sealed with special materials, such as 3M Fire-Block Sealant ..More

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New home inspection tool: glass suction cup

- While doing a one-year-warranty inspection recently, I opened a casement window that absolutely would not fully close. This was particularly frustrating because it was a two-story home with a walkout basement, potentially putting the window out of my ladder’s reach. . The child safety lock on the window didn’t line up properly, and nothing I did would work ..More

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