How to Light a Gas Fireplace Pilot Light

Disclaimer: This is a generic guide. Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions for your specific gas fireplace model for the most accurate and safe instructions.

What Are These Black Stains Along the Studlines on My Walls?

I get questions from homeowners perplexed about the appearance of black or gray lines

Upgrading Your Attic Insulation? Air Seal First

Many homeowners and even some contractors overlook a critical step in the attic insulation process

Are Challenger Electrical Panels Dangerous?

Any electrical panel can have issues, especially if poorly maintained. As a home inspector

What Causes Mold Growth In Attics?

A very common issue that we see in Portland area homes. Here's an easy guide on what causes mold in attics.
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Oregon Smoke Alarm Requirements

Here is a quick and useful summary of what to know about smoke detectors when buying or selling a home in Oregon

Product Review: Lockjaw Laddergrips

Effective and easy to use Ladder clamps to improve safety while performing roof inspections or home maintenance

Thermal Imaging During A Home Inspection

Infrared cameras can have several applications for advanced home inspection, from moisture issues to electrical problems

How Does Water Get Into A Crawlspace?

9 ways that moisture can find it's way into your crawlspace. -Identify the source in order to properly fix the issue