Reuben's Home Inspection Blog

Dryer Duct Safety

I constantly see the rules about dryer duct safety and dryer transition ducts being brought into question, mostly on home inspector forums.[...]

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Video post: 60 home inspection issues in under 3 minutes

This video compilation of home inspection defects is mostly for entertainment purposes. Enjoy.[...]

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Q&A: Are Minnesota home inspectors allowed to open electrical panels?

I received the following email last week from another home inspector here in Minnesota regarding the inspection of electrical panels:[...]

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Seek Thermal CompactPRO infrared camera: a home inspector’s review

Seek Thermal has a new infrared camera for smartphones called the Seek Thermal CompactPRO.[...]

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Water heater replacement: pros and cons of tankless water heaters

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, are quite popular with forward-thinking homeowners, and for good reason.[...]

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Water heater replacement: pros and cons of powervent water heaters

Powervent water heaters have become the new standard for new construction homes here in Minnesota, but are they really that great?[...]

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Water heater replacement: pros and cons of natural draft water heaters

This is a blog post that discusses the pros and cons of installing a natural draft water heater. Other types of water heaters will be discussed soon.[...]

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FLIR E6: the best infrared camera for home inspectors

I've been using the same infrared camera, the FLIR E6, for the past three years. Today, it's still my infrared camera of choice as a home inspector.[...]

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Video: water heater replacement, start to finish

This is a start-to-finish overview of a water heater replacement, recorded at Neil's home.[...]

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Top 20 home inspection photos from 2016

This is our annual top 20 home inspection photos compilation. All of these images were featured on our facebook page over the last year. Enjoy![...]

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Infrared cameras, home inspections

If your home inspector uses an infrared camera during their home inspection, these are the kinds of things they might find.[...]

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State of the Union, 2017

For my first blog post of the year, I'm going to discuss where we've been and where we're going. This is going to be a tradition.[...]

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