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Water Softener Failure

  • January 31, 2020
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water softener failure
Question:
I am getting these colored beads coming out of faucets in my home. What is the cause?

Answer:
Great Question! You must have a water softener at the home. There are resin beads within the water softener and the membrane or screen inside the unit that contains the beads must have ruptured, allowing the beads to travel throughout the supply piping. This is a rare event, but it does happen, and the photo shows the evidence perfectly. Another indicator is a reduction in flow to faucets and fixtures because they get clogged with the small beads.

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Home Maintenance Projects

  • November 25, 2019
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Home Maintenance Projects
Home Maintenance Projects – Foam roof installed and ignored with expensive tear-off and replacement needed

Home maintenance projects are often one of those things that is painful to pay for since it rarely results in a better appearance for your home. It is, however, extremely important and done to retain maximum property value. A well-maintained home sells faster for more money and it is far easier to pay as you go with proper home maintenance. You will be financially impacted either way. If you do not maintain your home, you are simply delaying the cost and putting the home at risk of additional associated damage that can occur. As home inspectors, we find it very sad to see systems installed and then ignored for years or even decades.

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Outsmart the Home Inspector When You Sell

  • September 9, 2019
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We have some inside information for you: a home inspection report can panic a buyer for two reasons. The first is when one or more significant items come up that represent a major expense – this one is obvious. The second reason is less obvious and involves a buyers’ response to a large list of problems, even though many of them may be simple to repair and are just deferred maintenance items.

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Home Inspector Advice on How to Maintain a Home

As a 30+ year home inspector in Phoenix and overseeing more than 90,000 inspections, I have some opinions about the care of a home. Generally, it can be said that:

  1. Most people today are not properly maintaining their home.
  2. Most people don’t understand the financial impact of a failure to maintain their home.
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