8 01, 2011

Reverse Polarity Outlet

"Reverse polarity" is the term that is used when electrical wires are connected to the wrong terminals (screws) on an outlet or light. While generally not dangerous, it can become dangerous if

31 12, 2010

Extension Cord Safety

I do many inspections in Louisville, Elizabeth town, Mt. Washington, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville, even Rineyville Ky and I come across issues that are safety related.  Many of the finds we discover

31 12, 2010

Firewood Storage Tips

I was at a friend’s house Sunday and it was cold. He decided to start a fire, and being old school he still uses wood.  That is when I realized

31 12, 2010

Power Lines in Trees

Power Line in Trees On my last inspection I noticed that the main service line from the power pole transformer for this home runs through tree branches.  It

31 12, 2010

Breaker Issues

On a recent inspection I was looking over the breaker panel when  I  noticed that there is a double tapped breaker present. A double tapped breaker is a breaker which

30 12, 2010

Crawl Space Issues

On my last inspection the home was built on a crawl space.  No inspector really likes getting into a crawl space, but if the access allows, you really need to

20 12, 2010

Sneaky Roof leaks

Inspectors are always asked 'what are some of your most interesting finds' when we discuss what we do.  To that I will begin to post some of the interesting pictures

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