Furnaces come in many shapes, sizes and brands. They also have different materials used to exhaust gases out of the home. Traditional, or conventional low to mid efficiency furnaces produce hot exhaust gases, and need metal vent pipes or chimneys to let these hot gases out. Modern, high efficiency furnaces produce much cooler temperature gases and can use plastic pipe materials such as PVC or ABS for the exhaust vents. Typically there will be a second plastic pipe as well that brings in fresh air.
A Home Inspector doesn’t usually cross many people’s minds until they need one. At this point it becomes a matter of ” Do I know anyone? “, followed by asking around or heading to google to find one. While it’s easy to find one, there are many out there, most people have no idea what a Home Inspector’s qualifications are or how they became one in the first place.
Water is the number one enemy of any home and can cause issues that will go unnoticed by most homeowners, until it has caused significant damage. Home Inspectors are trained to identify drainage issues that can cause potential problems, so they can be addressed and corrected before the clients buy the home.