Pre-Cast Fireplace Warning

Pre-cast fireplaces were installed on many homes throughout California during the mid 70′s to the mid 80′s.  We come across them frequently while inspecting homes here in San Diego County.  Many of these fireplaces were cracked or damaged before they were even installed.  Most of the cracks discovered are typically at the “insulation plate” which […]

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Fire Protection

When inspecting a home, the inspectors of John Robinson’s Inspection Group are always thinking about the health and safety of the current and future occupants of that property.  When it comes to health and safety, Fire Protection is always at the top of our list. Did you know that materials like gypsum board provide passive […]

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Building Permits: Do You Really Need One?

All of the inspectors here at John Robinson’s Inspection Group get asked by our San Diego home buyers from time to time if certain modifications or additions discovered (or disclosed by the sellers) need to be or should have been permitted.   Our answer generally depends on exactly what was modified, changed or added to […]

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Why Follow the Inspector’s Recommendations?

Because your health and safety may depend on it. Your home inspector’s number one priority during a home inspection is identify problems with the home that will affect your family’s health and safety.  This is why the home inspector’s of John Robinson’s Inspection Group strongly recommend that you read the entire home inspection report.  In […]

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Safety Hazard Discovered During A Home Inspection In San Diego

A safety hazard was discovered during a recent home inspection here in San Diego by an inspector from John Robinson’s Inspection Group. Upon entering the attic space of this North Park area home, the inspector observed that the gas furnace flue pipe was not properly installed.  A separation was noted about halfway between the top […]

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Chinese Drywall Testing

“Can you tell me if my home was built using Chinese Drywall?” We get this question from our clients frequently. Unfortunately by the time we are inside your home to perform our home inspection, the drywall is already hanging, painted over and covered by insulation. However, there are a few observations that can be performed […]

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Worried About Mold?

Worried About Mold?

Mostly every home buyer we perform home inspections for here in San Diego has some degree of concern when it comes to mold.  This concern that can range from very little to being extremely concerned.  John Robinson’s Inspection Group is not a mold inspection company.  We are not licensed nor trained to identify mold.  However, […]

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Anti-Tip Brackets for Freestanding Ranges

We find missing anti-tip brackets during about 90% of the home inspections we perform.  Most homebuyers have no idea what they are or why they are needed.   Follow this link below to our Facebook page to read a short article to gain a better understanding of what anti-tip brackets are and why they are […]

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Stop Throwing Your Money Away!

Heat loss occurs more rapidly on homes that are poorly insulated.  This will lead to higher utility bills.  Here is a thermal image of the ceiling of a home we recently inspected here in San Diego that had a very large gap in the attic insulation.  The homeowner had no idea this condition even existed […]

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Buying a Home? Be sure to check that crawlspace!

Buying a home can be a very exciting and rewarding experience.  Don’t let your dream become a nightmare by buying a home with a bad foundation.  The inspectors here at John Robinson’s Inspection Group take their time to inspect your home’s foundation and enter every crawlspace to ensure your home’s foundation is in working order. […]

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