On Saturdays throughout the year, I hope to give you a peek of what I see as a home inspector traveling around San Juan, Island, Whatcom, and Skagit counties through photos and videos I’ve taken along the way.
I’m sure if you know or live in Northwest Washington, you probably feel the same about how special it is here. That’s why I invite you to share your Northwest Washington imagery! Simply take your picture or video showing why you appreciate the region, and tag it with #AllIslandsLife on Twitteror Facebook.
If you have questions or comments about home inspections in general, tweet us (@AIHomeInspect).
If you’re Dick Van Dyke as Bert in Mary Poppins, you might view this as job security. For the rest of us, it’s a hassle that needs to be cleaned up.
To what am I referring?
A whole lot of creosote and tar glaze I noted at a wood stove flue pipe during a recent home inspection in Sedro-Woolley. I also pointed out the lack of a rain cap over the open flue pipe. As a result of my review, I recommended further evaluation and cleaning of the wood burning stove and flue by a qualified chimney sweep.
So, what is crossover ducting? It may sound like an iconic basketball move, but it’s actually ducting that transfers air (either heated for cooled) from one side of a home to the other. If you notice that your house is not symmetrical in its heating or cooling capacity, there may be an issue with your crossover duct.
I recently came across an issue with furnace supply crossover ducting in a crawl space underneath a home in Sedro-Woolley. The ducting was mechanically damaged, and I recommended it be further evaluated by a qualified HVAC contractor.
Do you have questions or comments about heating systems or home inspections in general? Go “All” in and tweet us (@AIHomeInspect).
Share your Northwest Washington imagery with the All Islands Home Inspections community. Simply take your photo and/or videos, and tag it with #AllIslandsLife on Twitter or Facebook.
Throughout the year, those who tag with #AllIslandsLife will have a chance to win some fun prizes, such as a $20 gift card to Starbucks (which happens to be this month’s prize)!
To be eligible for this first contest and a chance to win a whole lot of caffeine, please tag your imagery by Feb. 25, 2019. We’ll announce the winner in our new, shiny newsletter, so make sure to subscribe using the signup form below.
Do you have questions or comments about island living or home inspections in general? Go “All” in and tweet us (@AIHomeInspect).