Overheating Discovered in Questionable Panel

This photo is part of a Federal Pacific electrical panel. It is a very common panel in older homes. … [Continue Reading]


Reason for Birds and Rodents in the Attic

This picture shows a gap between an upper roof section and a lower roof section. The metal is part … [Continue Reading]


Garage Door – A Hazard for Children

In a properly installed garage door opener, light beams are installed across the garage door … [Continue Reading]


Potential for Smoke Damage, or Worse

The bricks are part of the fireplace firebox. The handle is the fireplace damper handle. The … [Continue Reading]


Reason for Cold Foreclosure

The house was cold. Unoccupied houses usually are. The buyer assumed the furnace had been turned … [Continue Reading]


Multiple Hazards in a Subpanel

Improper wiring and damaged components are among the most common electrical deficiencies found in … [Continue Reading]


Recipe for a Fire Hazard

Furnaces produce hot exhaust gases. These gases are carried to the exterior through vent pipes. … [Continue Reading]


Leak Waiting to Happen

This is photo of a copper water line secured with a wire strap. The rubber coating on the strap has … [Continue Reading]


Damaged Roof Structure

This is a photo of truss which was cut to make way for the installation of a whole house fan. The … [Continue Reading]