Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hazards – Asbestos

March 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Inspection News

Asbestos is a mineral fiber found in rocks, of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into fibers. There are several kinds of asbestos fibers, all of which are fire resistant and not easily destroyed or degraded by natural processes. The fibers are strong, durable, and resistant to heat and fire. They are also […]

Hazards – Lead Based Paint

March 2, 2010 by  
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Lead-based paints were used in many homes prior to its banning by the federal government in 1978. Lead-based paints, as the name implies, contains lead. Many documented cases of lead poisoning can be attributed to lead contamination resulting from the degradation of such paints. Lead-based paints in good condition pose little risk but those that […]

Ice, Rain & The Pacific Northwest

March 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Inspection News

Portland Home Inspectors see it all. Living in the Pacific Northwest our homes are subject to a wife variety of weather. We don’t often think about it, but the places we live take quite a beating. Keeping up on your homes aches and pains is important to do early on, before a real problem festers. […]