Is My Pool Leaking?

Leaky Pool? Leaky Spa?

Efflorescence - What the Heck is that??

Efflorescence is a deposit that remains on masonry materials when mineral-laden moisture evaporates, leaving a chalky white substance on the surface.

Here's a great example -

Pool Spa Leak

Electrical Fires - Arc Fault Protection

Electrical systems - boring, right? Maybe not.

Some 45 to 55% of house fires every year can be attributed to an electrical problem. While this article is not meant to be exhaustive or technical, I would really like to impress upon homeowners the importance of electrical safety.


Defective GFCI at Los Angeles Home Inspection

Defective GFCI receptacle. I always check every receptacle where GFCI protection is required today, regardless of the age of the building. GFCI outlets have reduced residential electrocutions by 87% since their invention.


Burbank House of Horrors

The kinds of horrors I see when doing a Burbank Home Inspection!

Moisture Intrusion at Hollywood home inspection

Major moisture intrusion at a Hollywood home inspection.



Home Inspection Burbank Foundation & Drainage Issue

How Sink Traps Work

Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit

Simpson Strong Tie Presents Their Solution for the City of Los Angeles Soft Story Retrofit Program.

Frankenstein's Microwave

Nearly had a fire at this Granada Hills Home Inspection, defective microwave oven. There was nothing in it, this is the condition I found it in!​

AI Encounter

My first encounter with an AI at a home inspection in Los Angeles.