Reuben's Home Inspection Blog

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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Fun home inspection photos from 2016

It's almost time for my annual "Top 20 home inspection photos" blog post, but this year I decided to share the runner ups first.[...]

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Average home inspection prices in Minnesota (2016)

It has been over four years since my last survey of home inspection prices in Minnesota, so Lisa and Mindy recently conducted another survey[...]

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Ice dams: prevention and removal

With all of the recent snowfall here in the Twin Cities, it's a good time to talk about ice dams.[...]

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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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