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Bent Water Heater Flue Pipe

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Missing a few screws Here’s a picture of why we recommend in our inspection reports to install screws on the gas water heater vent pipe that carries hot gases outside. Strong winds can can move the vent pipe completely off the top of the water heater and the hot gases will then be venting into […]

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15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

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by Nick Gromicko   The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.    1.  Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient household problems that you will face. […]

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Detectors

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by Nick Gromicko and Rob London  Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that forms from incomplete combustion of fuels, such as natural or liquefied petroleum gas, oil, wood or coal. Facts and Figures 480 U.S. residents died between 2001 and 2003 from non-fire-related carbon-monoxide poisoning. Most CO exposures occur during the winter months, especially […]