Several years back before I even met my husband he and his family were victims of a house fire. The house was destroyed and luckily they were able to rebuild to have a nicer and better home. Now obviously they try to be a lot more cautious and prepared in the instance if it were to happen again in the future. Of course, nobody expects it to ever happen to them, but the fact of the matter is, even if you’re the most careful person it can still happen to you. Accidents happen and they don’t have to be something small and simple to be an accident. Thanks toÂ Columbus Ohio Home Inspectors I was sent a smoke alarm for the event of bringing home inspection and fire safety awareness to your attention.
About Columbus Ohio Home Inspectors
A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision on how to proceed whether youâ€™re buying or selling a home.
An inspection on an average sized home will average 2 Â½ to 3 hours.Â Ideally, you will accompany our inspector during the consultation.Â This will allow you to ask any questions that you have or will arise, as well as provide you a visual reinforcement of the written report.Â If you are unable to attend the inspection, our report will be sufficiently detailed for your comprehension, but you are always welcome to contact your.
At Columbus Home InspectionÂ we take our inspection reports seriously.Â Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home.Â Our Inspectors write aÂ report to include a clear description of what we’ve found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them.
A Once-Over home inspection will include the following visual examinations:
– ExteriorÂ (siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)
– Overall Structure
– Decks and Porches
– Electrical SystemsÂ (service entry and clearances, service panel, accessible switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)
– InteriorÂ (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)
– AtticsÂ (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
– Basements, Crawl Spaces, and FoundationÂ (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)
– RoofÂ (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)
– Heating and Cooling Systems(furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)
– Plumbing and FixturesÂ (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)
For our home we take fire safety seriously. The smoke alarm I was sent is very simple, nothing fancy, but works as it needs. It’s not huge and bulky either so it can be easily placed in the room without being a distraction. It also sounds off a loud alarm if there’s smoke (or testing it to check if it’s working as we did for review purposes).
In our house we like to have a detector in every room to ensure if there ever is smoke we will be alerted of it and will be able to take the proper steps to get to safety. Every home should also have a fire safety plan in the event your home does have a fire: Where will you meet up after escaping? If you’re in “this” room, how will you escape safely? These are things that should be discussed and practiced. While it may seem like a dumb idea or time consuming, make the time for it. Hopefully you don’t ever have to put the plan in effect, but in the event you have to, you will be prepared.
While my review and safety message comes in support from Columbus, Ohio, I highly encourage EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE to get their home inspected from time to time just to make sure everything is up to code and safe. Update your home with safety items such as the smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, etc. Always blow candles out when leaving a room and keep them away from pets and children. Just simple common sense practices in your every day life can help keep you and your family safe.
ThanksÂ Columbus Home Inspection for the quality smoke alarm you provided our family as well as providing your services to ensure homes are made safe!
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