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The Air-Gap Device

You’ve seen them… those small chrome or white cylinders with open slots installed on your kitchen sink deck or counter top. Have you wondered what that thing is?

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Laser Damage?

As As the inspector rounded the side of the house during a Los Gatos home inspection, there was a gaping hole in the air conditioning unit...

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Flexible Gas Pipe Concern

You’re looking at a flexible brass gas supply pipe connected to an older heating furnace. What's the big deal? To make a flexible pipe, the wall of the pipe is very thin...

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Earthquake Crack

The Richter scale was developed in 1934 to measure the magnitude of earthquakes. The inspector observed this chimney crack and rated it a 10 on the...

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Dangerous Job

As the home inspector looked up from his Livermore roof inspection, he saw what looked like a bear watching him from a neighbor's shed.


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Chimneys Hidden Danger

As the inspector peered inside the 35 year old Walnut Creek fireplace flue he was dazzled by the beam of the flashlight reflecting back and glistening.

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Precarious Post and Pier

While under an old Pleasant Hill house, The House Whisperer inspector spotted this makes-me-nervous-looking-at-it support post sitting on loosely stacked bricks… obviously installed by a non-professional. Continue Story

Oh-Oh Dishwasher Water

You’ve seen them… those small chrome cylinders with open slots installed on your kitchen sink deck or counter top. Have you wondered what that silver thingy is? Continue Story

Asbestos Boots

Not the white cowboy boots… but rather the metal ‘transition boot’ between the round ducts in the crawlspace and/or attic to the rectangular wall or ceiling heat registers in rooms… that wrapped with asbestos.  Continue Story

Aluminum Electrical Wire

Aluminum electrical wire was installed in houses from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s during a period of high copper prices.  Continue Story

The Missing AC

As The House Whisperer inspector rounded the back of a Brentwood home… the remains of where an air conditioner unit once sat was evident… most likely due to copper theft during the 2008 mortgage meltdown. Continue Story

Flexible Gas Pipe Concern

You’re looking at a flexible brass gas supply pipe going into the side of an older heating furnace.  Continue Story

A Bust in Oakland

Many Oakland home inspections turn out to be entertaining. Founded in 1852, Oakland was recently declared as the most diverse city in terms of various ethnic populations. Around 150 languages are spoken in the Oakland metropolitan area with a population of approximately 400,000. Continue Story

Attic Nightmare

Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, people will awake from sleep, sit straight up in bed and listen intently… “What was that?” Then silence, but then the silence is broken again… a scurrying sound... gnawing... “there’s something in the attic”. Continue Story

Attic Secrets

The older San Leandro house had been upgraded with new kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, freshly painted and was beautifully decorated… a showcase. The House Whisperer was beginning to get nervous, as no discrepancies had yet been noted.  Continue Story

The Little Fan That Couldn’t

During a Pleasanton home inspection, a creative solution for cooling the attic space was spotted… yes, a table top fan was tied to the roof directly under a roof vent.  Continue Story