Paint Makers Try to Hold Off Lead-Hazard Court Ruling

While makers of cigarettes and products containing asbestos have been required to pay billions of dollars in damages to people hurt by those items, paint companies so far have been successful in fending off lawsuits blaming them for the health problems of people exposed to lead. Since 1978, the use of lead has been banned in residential paint in the U.S. Read More

Electrical Safety – Extension Cords

What you can do to prevent accidents when using extension cords Read More

House Fires

When to Fight House Fires

Because fires are dangerous, you must know when it is appropriate to attempt to fight one with a portable fire extinguisher. Read More

What is CSST? Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) Part 2 (What are the dangers)

What are the concerns surrounding CSST? A number of fires have been reported resulting from gas leaks from punctures in CSST Piping due to lightning events.
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What is CSST? Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)

So your home inspector services you with a prelisting home inspection or a home inspection on your new dream house and finds CSST. What does that mean? This blog is a multipart series on what CSST is, the safety concerns of CSST, and what it means when a home inspector calls this out as a safety concern in an inspection report. Read More

Listing of the Week

Daily Oklahoman Real Estate Listing of the Week Read More

The Home Inspector said Repair or Replace the Shower Valve

This Old House
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner repair her faulty shower valve. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner rebuild her wobbly stair banister.
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Extension Cords used in the home

In a recent home inspection in the Oklahoma City Metro area I found extension cords. Read More

ASHI Education 2012

The Inspection World conference in Phoenix Arizona was a highly educational time for Sharp Inspections. Read More

DIY Caulking: Know What Type Of Caulk To Use

One of the simplest things any Do It Yourselfer can do to protect their home is to keep water out. Read More