Author Archives: Thomas Sansone

Rochester NY Home Inspector Finds a Hole In a Furnace Heat Exchanger

http://www.npiweb.com/sansone Watch this video to see what a hole in a furnace heat exchanger looks like. If you or someone you know is in need of a Rochester NY Home Inspector then contact us at (585) 654-7294 or visit our … Continue reading

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Rochester NY Home Inspector finds a failing garage floor and a flooded garage basement

http:www.npiweb.com/sansone This video was taken from an actual home inspection showing a deteriorated garage floor and flooded basement below the garage. http:www.npiweb.com/sansone

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Question: Should I Have PEX Plumbing Supply Lines Installed In My New Home?

http://www.npiweb.com/sansone PEX; short for cross-linked polyethylene has developed into an affordable product of preference for a number of general contractors and plumbers. It has been used in the USA since 1980?s for a lot of installations which include basic plumbing … Continue reading

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The Rochester NY Home Inspector on Tankless Water Heaters – efficient but not necessarily economical

http://www.npiweb.com/sansone Heating water accounts for up to 30 percent of the average home’s energy budget. Some makers of gas-fired tankless water heaters claim their products can cut your energy costs up to half over regular storage heaters. So is it … Continue reading

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Rochester NY Home Inspector advises on Protection from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

http://www.npiweb.com/sansone Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, smell or taste CO, it can be deadly before you even know it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes … Continue reading

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Q: What does The Rochester NY Inspector look for when inspecting the attic?

Rochester Home Inspection Inadequate insulation means that 10 to 50 percent of energy is lost through walls, ceilings and floors. Proper insulation helps lower energy bills by resisting heat movement through the barrier. The first place to look for missing … Continue reading

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Rochester NY Inspector Says “Do some research before replacing your carpeting”

http://www.npiweb.com/sansone Whether you’re in need of new carpeting or you’re just looking to update the look of your home, buying new carpet requires research. Here are some things to consider before you make your carpet selection. Wool carpet offers a … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Your Rochester NY House for an Extended Vacation

http://www.npiweb.com/sansone Winter is a popular time for people who live in colder climates such as Rochester NY to take extended vacations. Before you leave your home for a majority of the winter, make sure you follow these tips to ensure … Continue reading

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Q: What does an inspector look for when evaluating the plumbing system?

http://www.npiweb.com/sansone The plumbing in your home is an essential yet often overlooked system that provides clean water and proper collection and transportation of waste water. Due to the complexity of these systems, it is important to have them inspected for … Continue reading

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The Eco Friendly Bathroom

http://www.npiweb.com/sansone Are you making plans to redesign your bathroom or do you just want to expand your “green” living plans? Here are some ways to upgrade your bathroom space by bringing eco-friendly elements in. Consider recycled glass, ceramic or porcelain … Continue reading

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