Service Wire Clearances Diagram 2 – Home Inspection Sarasota FL | Direct Inspections


This image shows the recommended service wire clearances above a residential home. The purpose of maintaining proper service wire clearances is so that the wiring does not become damaged or contacted by the homes residents. If the wiring around your house begins to dip below these recommended heights, contact an electrician or your electrical service provider to adjust the wiring as needed.
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Service Wire Clearances Diagram 3 – Home Inspection Sarasota FL | Direct Inspections


This image shows the recommended service wire clearances above a residential home. The purpose of maintaining proper service wire clearances is so that the wiring does not become damaged or contacted by the homes residents. If the wiring around your house begins to dip below these recommended heights, contact an electrician or your electrical service provider to adjust the wiring as needed.
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Older Water Heaters – Home Inspection Sarasota FL | Direct Inspections


When is a water heater old enough to proactively replace?

A lot of my home inspection customers are worried about their water heaters rightly so. Water heaters can be in good shape visually but the internal components may be failing due to age. The first step is to find out how old the water heater is. Some water heaters will clearly state their age on the label, while others hide information within a code. Buildingcenter.org can be very helpful in determining the age of coded mechanical equipment such as water heaters and HVAC equipment.
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IR Cameras: Inspecting for Moisture Intrusion(IR) Infrared Cameras – Home Inspection Sarasota FL | Direct Inspections


An infrared imaging device detects variations in the temperature of subjects captured in its viewfinder. The deviations in temperature are represented visually as differences in color – hence the name, “thermal imaging.” IR imaging reveals latent moisture in a structure by displaying it in contrast with the building materials. The intrusion of water within walls, floors, ceilings and support structures from mechanical and plumbing leaks, as well as the buildup of ambient moisture can be detected this way. In real estate inspection terms, this tool is invaluable because it allows moisture intrusion to not only be located, but also detected when it is just in its early stages.
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