Banging pipes are caused by water hammer

- The animation below shows what would happen to these early-edition water hammer arresters over time. These early-edition water hammer arresters worked fine until all of the air was absorbed into the water. . After that happened, these ‘air chambers’ became waterlogged and useless ..More

  • Roof Inspection Allentown, PA
  • Hvac Inspection Westminster, CO
Egress requirements and the two-opening myth

- It just needs to be something big enough to get people in and out. A door would be just fine. The building code definition for an Emergency Escape and Rescue Opening is “an operable exterior window, door or similar device that provides for a means of escape and access for rescue in the event of an emergency. . ”  I think this term is already pretty self-explanatory, but I included the definition to make it clear that the opening doesn’t need to be a window ..More

  • Crawl Space Inspection Waterbury, CT
  • Termite Inspectors Norman, OK
Plumbing Traps

- Every plumbing fixture needs to be equipped with a trap, which is basically a dip in a pipe that stays filled with water. Here’s a video explaining this whole blog post. A plumbing trap prevents sewer gas from entering your home. . At least, that’s what it’s supposed to do ..More

  • Septic Inspectors Midland, TX
  • 4 Point Inspectors Elgin, IL
Guards that make a ladder

- . In short, there is nothing in the code that says you can’t do this. I don’t own a copy of the 2003 IRC, but the 2006 IRC and subsequent editions contain no such language about guards. It doesn’t matter whether it’s inside or outside the house. I don’t know what prompted the change, but I suspect it was people’s desire to install cable-rail guards like the type shown in the photo above ..More

  • Sewer Inspection Cost West Covina, CA
  • Septic Inspection Clearwater, FL
Transite vs. sub-slab ducts

- . This ought to change. If you mention the word transite to about 90% of the population, they either think of HVAC ductwork installed below the concrete floor in a basement, or they assume you added an “e” onto the word transit ..More

  • House Inspection Cambridge, MA
  • Plumbing Inspectors Pueblo, CO

requestaquote Get Free Quotes callnow 888-506-9527