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Tom Feiza has been a professional home inspector since 1992 and has a degree in engineering. Through, he provides high-quality marketing materials that help professional home inspectors educate their customers. Copyright © 2019 by Tom Feiza, Mr. Fix-It, Inc. Reproduced with permission.

Articles authored

How Not to Install a Metal Chimney Chase Cap, February 2023

Trouble in the Attic? , January 2023

Toilet Efficiency, December 2022

Well Pump Revealed, November 2022

Water Softener: The Basics, October 2022

Air Conditioning: What You Can’t See, September 2022

Bath Fan Venting Issues, August 2022

Inspecting Old, Double-Hung Windows, July 2022

Never, Ever Miss These Stairway Problems, June 2022

Metal Flue Pipe Holes, May 2022

7 Areas of Restricted Access, April 2022

Insulation Installation Failure, March 2022

A Brief History of Pipes, February 2022

Just Flush, January 2022

Brick Veneer Drainage , December 2021

Adhered Masonry Drainage, November 2021

Can’t See That Basement Movement?, August 2021

Help! It’s Hot Upstairs, July 2021

Why Roof and Siding Clearance Is Essential, June 2021

Cantilevered Deck Issues, May 2021

What Is a Ton of Cooling?, April 2021

Basement Block Reinforcement Jacks, March 2021

Plumbing Vent Flashing, February 2021

Corroded Bath Drain, January 2021

Wood Shrinks!, December 2020

Roof Sags, November 2020

What's Inside a Condensing Furnace, October 2020

Vinyl Floor Stains Around a Toilet, September 2020

Sewer Backup Solutions, August 2020

Centrifugal Pumps, July 2020

Siding Leaks into the Basement, June 2020

Check That Roof Shingle Stagger, May 2020

Stair Rail Must Be “Graspable” for Safety , April 2020

Low-slope Roof Needs Special Attention, March 2020

The Ice Dam Cometh, February 2020

The Mysterious Leaking Garage, January 2020

Metal Chimney Cap Problems , December 2019

Get Smart: Check for Kickout Flashing, November 2019

Water Hammer Arrestors, October 2019

Problems with Attic Ventilation Fans, September 2019

OSB Roof Deck Failure: Look Closely!, August 2019

Pans in the Attic: What’s Going On?, July 2019

Should a Furnace Leak? ...a Little?, June 2019

When Fresh Paint On Windows Is A Red Flag , May 2019

Can A Foundation Wall Be Displaced & Plumb? , March 2019

When Leaks Occur in “Perfect” Chimney Flashings , February 2019

Gaps in the Roof Deck (Asphalt Shingles), January 2019

Big Little Hydronic Pipes , December 2018

My Chimney Melted the Vinyl Siding, November 2018

Attic Ventilation By The Numbers , October 2018

Have You Ever Seen Rain…in the Attic? , September 2018

Capillary Action Sucks (Water Into A Home), July 2018

Are These Terms "On the Level"?, July 2018

Why Did That Chimney Fail?, June 2018

Sewers: Storm Versus Sanitary, May 2018

Block Foundation Beam Reinforcement: What To Look For, April 2018

Hydronic Expansion Tanks, Then and Now, March 2018

Traps With No Vent Are Common, February 2018

Is Polarity Really Important?, January 2018

How Does a 95% Furnace Work?, December 2017

Attic Insulation Gaps & Goofs, October 2017

Go With the Flow - the Energy Flow, September 2017

What Can BTU Do For You?, July 2017

Solving a Basement Leak Puzzle Involving Brick Veneer, May 2017

"The Painter Made It Rain!", February 2017

Smart Inspector Science: Is That Water Safe to Drink?, December 2016

14 Great Ways to Boost Your Business During and After Inspections, November 2016

Tip #15 Garage Door Openers, June 2016

Insider Tips for Smart Inspectors, April 2016

Orphaned Water Heaters – It’s Adopt-a-Chimney Time, March 2016

Solving a Basement Leak Puzzle Involving Brick Veneer, January 2016

The One and Only Source of Attic Moisture Problems, December 2015

Wet Basement? Look Outside, November 2015

On Again, Off Again: Short Cycling Damages Well Pumps, August 2015

Clothes Dryer Venting – a Hidden Danger, June 2015

Lintels – A Visible Means of Support, May 2015

Fogged Up? Clearing the Air About Window Condensation, February 2012

Don't Miss the Shingle Stagger!, October 2010

Basement Cracks and Leaks, March 2007

Keeping Basements Dry, November 2006