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What caused this?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

What caused this?

The inside of this electric panel is full of rust and corrosion. Click on the picture to see what could cause this. Water leaked into the top of the meter box and traveled through the wire into the panel. This can corrode and rust the circuit breakers and prevent them from tripping which could cause an electrical fire. Periodic removal of the panel cover and inspection can discover this condition. $2.50 worth of sealant can prevent it. $1ooo – $1500 to replace...

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Whats wrong with this picture?

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Whats wrong with this picture?

Did you notice the displacement (crack and movement) in the concrete slab under the hot water tank?  The tank has  shifted and is causing undo pressure on the water lines and gas lines. The gas line actually had developed a leak at the union.

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SM Home Inspections

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Slider | Comments Off

SM Home Inspections

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is the largest inspection association in North America. Formed in 1990, InterNACHI is a non-profit organization. InterNACHI is the industry’s largest provider of continuing education and host to hundred’s of inspection events each year.

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SM Home Inspections

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SM Home Inspections

“Steve Mason has been a great asset to Umbrella of Colonie.  Steve is easy to get along with and has helped identify many home safety and deferred maintenance issues for our members.  With early detection of home issues our members were able to avoid greater problems in the future.  Steve’s calm disposition helps our Umbrella members feel at ease during their home inspections.  I would highly recommend Steve Mason Home Inspections!”

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SM Home Inspections

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Slider | Comments Off

SM Home Inspections

Steve Mason has 25 years of experience in the building trades. He is Rehab Specialist for Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, www.acrha.org Home Safety Inspector for Umbrella of the Capital District www.theumbrella.org Umbrella of Colonie, www.colonieseniors.org FHA approved,www.hud.gov and is licensed in the State of New York as a Home Inspector. License # 16000018220 FHA ID#...

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SM Home Inspections

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Slider | Comments Off

SM Home Inspections

Steven Mason is: NYS Licensed Home Inspector #16000018220 FHA Listed Home Inspector #Y055 Member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors Building Performance Institute Certified Professional HUD Rehab Specialist for Albany County Rural Housing Alliance Inspector for Umbrella of the Capital District Inspector for Umbrella of Colonie, Colonie Senior Services Trained in Radon Measurement & Mitigation through Rutgers University Trained in “Essentials for Healthy Homes” by National Center for Healthy Housing Trained...

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