December 24, 2016

A client recently asked me why I recommended that they install carbon monoxide detectors in their home if all of their appliances and heat sources were electric. This of course was a legitimate question.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that is pr...

December 5, 2016

For our client’s convenience, MRB Home Inspections, LLC is now providing the ability to review and sign your Home Inspection Agreement online. Once signed, you can save the agreement to your PC or mobile device as a PDF; no printing or scanning necessary.  This will sa...

December 1, 2016

The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire and accidents. InterNACHI recommends that you follow these guidelines to help make your holiday season safer and more enjoyable.


October 16, 2016

Fall is here and winter is around the corner. Here is a list of simple things the homeowner can do to extend the life of their house, its systems and components and help prevent costly repairs in the future. 

1.  Furnaces, Heat Pumps and Air Handlers:  Have your Furnace...

June 29, 2016

At some time in the future your asphalt roof will likely need to be replaced. Prior to doing this several things need to be considered prior to the actual installation. Here are helpful tips, guidelines and common mistakes I often encounter while conducting home inspec...

June 13, 2016

I recently ran into this Temperature Pressure Relief Valve Extension reduction while inspecting a home. I have heard of this being done but had never seen it. While a TPR Valve might look like a simple plumbing job they serve a very serious purpose and there are specif...

May 25, 2016

Leaves and debris around the foundation should be removed.  This will help prevent the ground from holding water at the foundation or next to your siding. It will also discourage insects, wood destroying organisms and rodents from nesting next to your house.

May 18, 2016

If you kept a stack off firewood next to your house for winter now is the time to move it.  Firewood should be maintained a minimum of 2 feet from the house and 18 inches off the ground.  This will help prevent infestation of mice and wood destroying insects.

May 11, 2016

Do a visual check of the siding.  Look for any loose, damaged or missing pieces.  Any damaged siding should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent moisture intrusion.  While you’re inspecting the siding check your windows for broke or cracked glass and the conditio...

May 4, 2016

Hose bibs or outside water faucets should be inspected for function and any freeze damage that may have occurred during the winter. A good way to check is to turn on the faucet and try to cut off the flow by placing your thumb or finger over the opening. If you can shu...

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