Ask Mike - From the Field: heating and venting

Mike's images from the field. What the inspector saw...

posted on Mar 10th, 2011
Ditch Those Old, Unsafe Heaters
Old room heaters are outdated and potentially unsafe. Time to upgrade into the current century. read more
posted on Mar 10th, 2011
Replace Water-Damaged Ducts
Has there ever been water below the house? That’s a flood line on the side of the ductwork. These ducts should be replaced. read more
posted on Mar 10th, 2011
Duct Taping Asbestos Ducts - Don't do it!
New ducts cannot safely be connected with duct tape to old ducts covered with asbestos material. Time to call a professional. Duct tape is good for many things- except ducts. read more
posted on Mar 10th, 2011
Beware Unwanted Guests
Rodents and small critters love duct insulation. Let’s seal up all those small openings into the subfloor area. read more
posted on Mar 10th, 2011
Improper Dryer Venting
Dryers should vent downwards if possible, but definitely not up the brick flue to the roof! Dryer vent fires are all too common in clogged dryer vents. read more