About John Robinson's Inspection Group

Author Archive | John Robinson's Inspection Group

Never Run Out Of Hot Water Again

A large part of my plumbing inspection is to test how well that hot water system is working throughout a home. If your water heater is too small for the home you live in, you may run out of hot water before it’s your turn to use the shower or take a bath. (I hate […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

What’s in Your Crawlspace?

This old cast-iron drain line was leaking in the crawlspace of this San Diego home built in the 1950′s. This is causing an excess of moisture to accumulate. Leaking drain lines and improper site drainage can have an adverse effect on the stabilityof your home’s foundation, attract wood destroying organisms and cause mold growth. The […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Always Hire A Licensed Plumber

During a recent inspection of a San Diego home, I came across a water heater that had been relocated into the garage.  It was quite evident that this modification was performed by non-licensed plumbers.  Several unsafe conditions were visible. Below are a couple of photographs of of safety violations that should be corrected immediately by […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Recent Heat Wave Promotes Mold Growth in San Diego Home

The recent heat wave in San Diego has forced many of us to stay inside and turn on the air conditioner.  However, during a recent home inspection we discovered this air conditioner’s condensate pump was not functioning properly.  This problem had been occurring for many months promoting extensive mold growth on and inside its return air compartment.  This is a […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }