Tim Hance of All Islands Home Inspections shares a neat hangar door operation video from a recent home and hangar inspection. All Islands Home Inspections services all of Anacortes, the San Juan Islands, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, and Snohomish counties. If you’re looking for a home inspector that’s so thorough and experienced that you won’t get stuck buying the “Money Pit,” then you need All Islands Home Inspections working for you! We’ve inspected over 8,000 homes to date and feel we are simply the best in the industry. We look forward to working with you soon, THANKS!
At a recent home inspection on Orcas Island, I discovered water stains around a toilet that the Seller informed us were “historic.” Probing with a moisture meter, it was clear that the subfloor was clearly saturated with the possibility of underlying damage not visible without pulling the toilet and invasively inspecting. Moisture meters and infrared thermography help home inspectors determine elevated moisture conditions not visible to the naked eye.
- Clean and vacuum dust from vents, baseboard heaters and cold-air returns.
- Check the heating system (include filters, pilot lights and burners) and have it serviced by a qualified professional.
- Inspect storm windows for deterioration and repair as necessary.
- While it’s still warm enough to leave the windows open, it’s a good time to paint indoor rooms and shampoo or replace carpets.
- If you have window air-conditioning units, remove and store them. If they are not removable, cover them to protect them over the winter.
- Check to make sure that soil around the foundation slopes four to six inches for a distance of three feet out from the foundation.
- There are often year-end close-out sales on lawn and garden equipment in the fall. Look for a few bargains.