Reuben's Home Inspection Blog
When performing a short-term radon test, ALL of the windows in a home need to be closed, per EPA protocol for short-term radon testing.[...]read more
I first shared news of the Minnesota Radon Licensing Act on my blog over a year ago, but a fair amount has changed since then.[...]read more
The potential roadblocks to selling a home with missing permits might be either during the buyers inspection or during a required city inspection. [...]read more
Most of the home inspectors that I know go out of their way to get acquainted with knowledgeable professionals, and we're happy to refer them.[...]read more
Can electrical boxes be covered by insulation? This question came up during a conversation that I was having with another home inspector recently.[...]read more
Vermiculite insulation is way worse than I previously thought. [...]read more
If work is being performed in an existing dwelling that requires a permit, and such work triggers the requirement to bring the smoke alarms up to today's standards for a new dwelling, the new smoke alarms must meet the requirements[...]read more
There is a great new change to the Minnesota Energy Code that took effect over a year ago, which now requires attic access hatches to now be weatherstripped[...]read more
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