www.risleyhomeinspections.com (All photos are from real home inspections performed by Risley Home Inspections) Every year, dryer duct or dryer lint fires cause millions and millions of dollars in damages, hundreds of injuries, and even deaths. Dryer vents and ducts can be something most homeowners do not really think about. Experts recommend cleaning your dryer vent and ducts at least two times a year, more frequently for larger families, since the dryer is likely running mor
www.risleyhomeinspections.com When looking at a potential new home or even if you are a current home owner, being aware of the age of your appliances is very important. Appliances can be one of the more expensive repairs or replacements of the home so it is important to know the current condition. Although appliances can operate and run past their typical life expectancy, that does not mean they are operating efficiently nor should you trust that they are going to keep operat
www.risleyhomeinspections.com Leaks can waste water, raise your bill, damage your home, and encourage unwanted organic growth. Most common areas around your home for water leaks Plumbing under sinks - drain traps and water supply connections Faucets and fixtures Water Heater Water leaking from under bathrooms Roof leaks Water supply line piping Plumbing drainage piping Leaking under sinks Commonly during home inspections you can find leaking under kitchen and bathroom sinks.
www.risleyhomeinspections.com Testing your sump pump every once in a while is very important to know it will properly operate when you need it most. A sump pump is a key component in your home that helps prevent ground or rainwater from entering your basement and keeping water away from the foundation. Water from under or around your home drains into a sump pump pit, and is then pumped out and away from your home. Components to inspect: Sump pit/sump basket/crock Pump operati
www.risleyhomeinspections.com Air admittance valves (AAV's) are mechanical plumbing devices that can take the place of plumbing vents. How does it work? Air admittance valves work with a sealing mechanism that is lifted to let air into the drain system when there is negative pressure and allow proper drainage. Positive pressure causes the mechanism to close so that gases cannot escape into the home. #AirAdmittanceValves are very inexpensive and easy alternative to installing