Technical Papers

Honest Home Inspections library offers technical papers on a variety of topics.  Although the papers may be targeted at different levels of expertise, ranging from homeowner to professional, each has something to offer to everyone. 

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Water Softener Breaks Bond

DIY water softeners can be dangerous! How can that be?  Read the attachement to find out...

Fireplace safety

Keep the home fire burning; just be sure to do it safely. Here are some tips.

  

Holiday Safety

The holiday season is here and that means it’s time to decorate. If you plan on putting on outdoor lights, using candles, or having a live tree please observe the following safety tips:

Toilet Mold

Toilet Mold - May not be where you think!

Round meter socket 60 or 100 amp?

Is the round meter socket 60 amp or 100 amp, read the paper to find out. 

Tankless Water Heater

We are often asked if a tankless water heater is worth installing in the clients home. The following should help.

  

Concrete scaling and spalling

Scaling or spalling is the shedding of flakes of hardened concrete at the surface. It can be caused by a number of conditions:

  

Bat Infestation

Bats are nocturnal mammals found in most inhabited places throughout the world. Bat infestation in homes, especially in attics, can be a health hazard, as well as a nuisance, for homeowners. This technical paper provides interesting facts about bats, helps you spot signs of a bat infestation, discusses bat diseases, and offers tips for removal.

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