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September 16, 2018

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September 5, 2018

Thanks for visiting our website!  Our blog is here to provide you with additional info.  We're just getting started with this, so be sure to check back for more entries!

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

October 16, 2018

It's that time of year when we start firing up those furnaces to get the chill out of the air.   It's also a good time to focus on your carbon monoxide alarms, to ensure they are in good working order.


Here's some helpful info.  It comes from an excerpt from the FAQ section of Kidde.com:

 DO I NEED A CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) ALARM? WHERE SHOULD IT BE INSTALLED?

  • Every home with at least one fuel-burning appliance/heater, attached garage or fireplace should have a carbon monoxide alarm.
  • If the home has only one carbon monoxide alarm, it should be installed in the main bedroom or in the hallway outside of the sleeping area.
  • An alarm should be installed on every level of the home and in sleeping areas.
  • Place the alarm at least 15 feet away from fuel-burning appliances.
  • Make sure nothing is covering or obstructing the unit.
  • Do not place the unit in dead air spaces or next to a window or door.
  • Test the carbon monoxide alarm once a week by pressing the test/reset button.
  • Every month, unplug the unit and vacuum with a soft-brush attachment or wipe with a clean, dry cloth to remove accumulated dust.


Builder Warranty Inspection

August 29, 2020

So, you've been in your new construction home for almost a year.  Your Builder's Warranty will be expiring soon.  You've noticed some paint peeling, some doors not shutting properly and a few other items.  You have plans to submit your list to the builder before the warranty expires.  But what about those items that are not clearly evident to you?  That's where an 11th Month Warranty Inspection can be beneficial.  


A trained and experienced inspector will look a little deeper than the cosmetic issues of your home.  Rainier Property Inspections will perform a TREC inspection into the Structural, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing and Appliance components of your home.


Upon completion you will be provided with a detailed report of any deficiencies found, including photos.  And you will be provided with a summary page to submit to your builder.


We're happy to help with any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us today!