Posts Tagged ‘water leaks’

Keep Water Shut Off Valve Boxes Clean

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When you are awakened early that cold morning and you hear water running in the house and you realize that you have to shut the water off to the house and fast or the house is about to flood. You run out to the water meter or valve box and realize the valve is covered with 3 to 4 inches of cold mud. Then you franticlly find a tool to help clean out the mud knowing the longer you take to turn off the water the more water you will have to clean up.

My friends please don’t let this scenario come true. Keep the valve box clear of mud and debris. Mud can get washed into the valve shut off box during heavy rains. It’s easier to do it during some warm afternoon than some night during a cold storm.

Charles Schiller
Professional Inspector TREC #2717

Round Rock Home Inspector Discovers Ceiling Water Stains Round Rock Home Inspector discovered this water damaged ceiling during a home inspection in Austin Tx. We found that there was rain water coming in through an old wind turbine vent and running down the rafter to the purlin support and then to the ceiling.

It can be difficult find where water is actually coming in at because water can run for a long ways before it finally drips and stains ceilings.

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Gateway Inspections Inc
Professional Home Inspector TREC #2717