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Round Rock Home Inspector Finds Unsealed R/A Chase

Holes in return air chase liner allow air to be pulled from the wall spaces.

Holes In Return Air Chase Liner

During a home inspection this issue with the return air chase was discovered. The return air chase is compromised by the holes being cut in the OSB liner. This will allow for unconditioned air to be pulled into the return air and possibly cause the unit to not operate efficiently. Which will cost the home buyer in higher utility bills.

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Round Rock Home Inspector Discovers Improper Plenum Mastic

Round Rock Home Inspector discovers this improper plenum mastic during a home inspection. Leaks in the HVAC duct system can cost the home buyer money by lose of conditioned air into the attic space.

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Round Rock Home Inspector Reveals Issues With a Waterheater

Round Rock Home Inspector finds water heater issues during a home inspection.

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Round Rock Home Inspector Reveals Hose Bib Issues

http://www.roundrockhomeinspector.com Round Rock Home Inspector reveals a missing anti-siphon back flow protection on this exterior hose bib. These are important for your safety and health, if back flow occurs there is the potential to contaminate the water lines in the house or even the local water system.

If you want a home inspector that is so thorough you won’t get stuck buying the “Money Pit”, then you need Gateway Inspections working for you. We’ve been protecting home buyers just like you from getting stuck with unexpected post closing expenses!

You will receive a computer generated report complete with color pictures of the issues we uncover. So don’t wait, schedule your inspection today and get the Peace Of Mind you deserve when buying your next home!

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512-639-9905
email: schillercharles@gmail.com
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Round Rock Home Inspector Reveals Improperly Placed Rebar

Improperly placed rebar

Improperly placed rebar

The Round Rock Home Inspector found the steel exposed to the weather. The steel reinforcing bar should be placed in the foundation forms to allow the rebar tobe fully encased in the concrete. This does not allow the steel to properly support the foundation as designed. The foundation walls should be underpinned to protect the steel from rusting.

When you are buying a home you need a home inspector that is thorough will keep you from getting stuck with unexpected post closing expenses.

You will receive a computer generated report complete with color pictures of all the issues we uncover.

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Round Rock Home Inspector Discuss Gutter Issues

Round Rock Home Inspector discovered the gutter pulling away from the fascia, with nails backing out and space between the fascia and the gutter. I would recommend repairs to keep water from running between the fascia and the gutter and potentially rotting the fascia system and to keep rain water going to the downspouts as planned. This will allow for the rain water to drain way from the foundation and not cause any problems.

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Round Rock Home Inspector Finds Creosote In Chimney Flue

Round Rock Home Inspector discovered creosote buildup during this chimney inspection. When the damper was opened the creosote fell down from the flue. The flue should be cleaned to minimize the potential for a flue fire. I would recommend a professional chimney sweep to clean and evaluate the flue for proper installation.

If you want a home inspector that is so thorough you won’t get stuck with a “Money Pit”, then you need Gateway Inspections working for you. We have been “Protecting Home Buyers for Over Twenty Years”, just like you, from getting stuck with unexpected post closing expenses!

You will receive a computer generated report complete with color pictures of the issues we uncover. So don’t wait, schedule your inspection today at 512-639-9905 and get the Peace Of Mind you deserve when buying your next home!

Gateway Inspections Inc
Professional Inspector TREC #2717
512-639-9905
email: schillercharles@gmail.com
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Round Rock Home Inspector Finds Missing Duct Mastic

Round Rock Home Inspector discovered the missing mastic on the HVAC ducts. The missing mastic will allow air leakage from the ducts into the attic space. Which means you a simply conditioning the attic space, and that costs you money.

On return air ducts, this can allow for unfiltered air to be drawn into the a/c system. This attic air can be filled with humidity, dust and other contaminates which can collect on your coil and result in repair costs as well as lost energy efficiency.

The Round Rock TX Home Inspector knows to inspect for these types of issues. If you want a home inspector that is so thorough you won’t get stuck buying the “Money Pit”, then you need Gateway Inspections working for you. We have been Protecting Home Buyers for Over Twenty Years, just like you, from getting stuck with unexpected post closing expenses!

You will receive a computer generated report complete with color pictures of the issues we discover. So don’t wait, schedule your inspection today and get the Peace Of Mind you deserve when buying your next home! Call 512-639-9905 to schedule your inspection or email: schillercharles@gmail.com.

Round Rock Home Inspector Finds Inaccessible Electric Panel

Inaccessible electric panel

Electric panel is inaccessible.

The electrical subpanel is not accessible for inspection with items stored in front. If a breaker tripped it would take time to get to the panel to reset the breaker.

The requirements call for a clear space in front of the panel 30 inches wide and 36 inches deep and extending 6 foot 6 inches high with the door being able to open 90 degrees.

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Round Rock Home Inspector Finds Clogged Gutters

Clogged gutters create issues with rain water.

Clogged gutter with leaves and tree blooms!

Clogged gutters can create several issues, added weight to the gutters can pull them loose. Water can also get behind the fascia boards and into the soffit area and cause wood rot as well as issues with water run off and erosion around the foundation.

For a thorough home inspection call Gateway Inspections and avoid getting stuck with post closing expenses. You deserve Peace Of Mind when buying your next home! Schedule your inspection today at 512 639 9905.