Reuben's Home Inspection Blog

The most common garage door opener issues

Is your garage door opener safe? I'm going to go over the most common garage door opener issues that come up during home inspections.[...]

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Photos from new construction inspections, part VI

It’s once again time for my annual blog post that stresses the importance of new construction inspections.[...]

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CSST bonding requirements (another update)

I need to bring up the subject of CSST bonding once again because there are a few details that I haven't covered in the past.[...]

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Fireplace hearth extension rules

This blog post is about fireplace hearth extension rules, but first, a quick story to explain why I'm blogging about such a boring topic.[...]

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A home inspector’s review of the Corentium Pro radon monitor

The folks at Airthings recently sent me one of their new NRPP approved Corentium Pro radon monitors to review, which currently retails for $1,499. [...]

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Concealed damage, part 2: stinky bees

Concealed damage was the focus of last week's blog post, and that's what I'll be talking about this week, as well as stinky bees. [...]

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Concealed damage: a home inspector’s homeownership woes, part 1

You might think that as a home inspector I have some kind of special immunity to house problems and concealed damage, but I don't.[...]

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Fall maintenance checklist for Minnesota homeowners

Fall is officially here, and that means it's time to get started on your fall maintenance list. We've put together a list for Minnesota homeowners.[...]

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Cougar Paws: these boots are made for walkin’ (roofs)

For anyone in any type of business who regularly walks sloped roofs, get yourself a pair of Cougar Paws.[...]

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Door repair: how to fix a door that doesn’t latch

Repairing a door that doesn’t latch properly might seem like a quick and easy fix, but there are a few little tricks that make the job easier.[...]

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Reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ disease in your home

Nine recently confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease in Hopkins, MN reminded me of an old blog post that I thought would make for a timely re-blog.[...]

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Trench digging without nasty lawn scars

I've figured out a much better way to dig a trench; it's more time-consuming, but I think it's worth the effort.[...]

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