AFCI Breakers

Horizon City Home Inspector Electrical Discovery

July 20, 2021

Today in Horizon City our home inspector discovered an unsafe electrical panel find. During an earlier new home inspection in Horizon City, our inspector discovered missing AFCI (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter) protected receptacles in the dining room. A follow-up visit 2 1/2 weeks later all AFCI breakers were missing from the same new Horizon home. AFCI …

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10 Easy Ways to Save Money and Energy in Your Home

March 5, 2021

Drastic reductions in energy costs can be achieved through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves.

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Helpful Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

March 5, 2021

If you want to build a new home, there are important things you need to know to make sure your rights are protected.

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Making Your Home Burglar-Resistant

March 5, 2021

There are a number of measures that homeowners can take to ensure that their homes are not attractive to burglars.

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Electrical panel overspray

EL PASO HOME INSPECTOR ELECTRICAL

April 13, 2020

El Paso Home inspector electrical find-The electrical panel was covered with drywall texture and or spray foam overspray. Contaminants can affect the contacts between the breaker and the bus bar, creating a fire hazard. Usually, cardboard is placed in front of the electrical panel to prevent overspray. An electrician can clean this electrical distribution panel. …

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A GABLE VENT COVERED WITH SPRAY FOAM

April 13, 2020

During the inspection today at a new Westside El Paso Home, I found a gable vent that was spray foamed over. Ventilation in the attic without the gable vent was lacking. New homes also have issues. Please call us for your next inspection. (915) 490-3160

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inspected new home window lock shaved

March 31, 2020

This inspected new home window lock was one of many that were shaved down by the installer instead of adjusting the screws holding the locking cleat. When the window locks are shaved down, the window strength is compromised and can easily be opened by an intruder. I have inspected multiple brand new homes in the …

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THE SHOWER STEM IS TOO SHORT?

February 20, 2020

This shower stem was found during an inspection this week. The base of the showerhead caused water to drip on the top of the fiberglass shower enclosure. This could allow water to get behind the wall. A longer shower stem is recommended. The shower head was also installed too high above the enclosure.

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GROUNDING BUSHING UNSAFE

February 20, 2020

While inspecting this electrical panel, I noticed a wire was not connected to the grounding bushing at the bottom of the panel. Grounding and bonding bushings are used to bond and terminate the metal conduit to the enclosure. For safety this should be repaired. Call our home inspector in El Paso and see what is …

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GFCI protection missing

GOOD HOME INSPECTION- GFCI

December 31, 2019

Get a good home inspection. A kitchen receptacle was discovered without ground and required GFCI protection. Newer building standards require kitchen receptacles to have both. I recommend upgrading any kitchen receptacles for safety, even in an older home. A few dollars spent on the electrical upgrade may save a life and make the home safer. …

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