An electrical inspection will be required not only when a new building is constructed, but in several other cases as well. Adding a new addition on to a building that will be serviced by electricity is another time when an inspection will need to take place. Some cities will also require an inspection if the electricity has been totally cut off from the building for a certain period of time.
Electrical Inspection Basics In Houston An electrical inspection will be required not only when a new building is constructed, but in several other cases as well. Adding a new addition on to a buil
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The previous post in this series introduced three megatrends pointing to an evolving energy market. This evolution is changing how companies strategically source and manage their energy around the wo
When planning and setting up your home, there multiple points of attention to cater to, ranging from furniture and furnishings to electronic devices and their consequent set-ups. This is where... Re
The statistics are both exciting and discouraging. Hyperscale capex jumped 43% in Q4 2018, with industry chatter around a 100 MW deal later this year. To keep up with this demand,... Read more » T
In the face of increasing power demand on the grid, aging electrical transmission infrastructures, and increasing numbers of violent storms worldwide, the subject of resiliency keeps many hospital ad
The productivity and comfort of every kind of building depends on the safety and reliability of its power distribution infrastructure, while the efficiency of how electrical energy is consumed has...
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This was originally published by DCD. Similar to the previous three industrial revolutions which capitalized on steam power, assembly lines, and computers, respectively, Industry 4.0, or the fourth i
According to the analyst firm Research and Markets, automotive industry investments of $19.57 billion US in 2015 will increase to $82 billion by 2020 as a result of growing digitalization... Read mo
Switchgear can have an extremely long service life, stretching into multiple decades. However, while a 30- or 40-year-old piece of equipment may still perform its original functions as well as... Re
When should the ground and neutral wires be separated at a subpanel? It depends. First, what’s a subpanel? In my words, a subpanel is an electrical panel wired downstream from the Service Equipment
Hey, Houston, are you looking for a new place to explore? Or, maybe a place to hide from the heat? Entertain the kids? According to the Houstonia Magazine, you can take a walk through history in the n
When conducting a short-term radon test, should the air exchanger be running or not? Great question. I’ve heard it argued both ways. If a home is designed to have an air exchanger running, I say it
How effective are intumescent firestop collars? Joe, Matt, and I used a friend’s Not a Flamethrower to find out. The testing was fun and enlightening. How does this relate to home inspections? When
If you’re having a new home built, when should you have the home inspection? What type of home inspections should be done? We get asked these questions a lot. There are three types of inspections a
Should you get a home inspection on a new construction home? When a home is new, everything should be perfect, right? The builder will follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions, right? All of t
When it’s summer in Texas, it’s time to spend your spare time i the pool or lake or river. Anywhere there’s a cool spot to relax. But, that also means you and your family need to be extra cautio
This is a guest blog post by Silas Murphy-Ellis, owner of Murphy Home Inspection in Portland Oregon. Water in the crawlspace is an issue we see in homes all too often. To the home buyer, it can
I spend a lot of time listening to audiobooks via Audible, and I find myself recommending books to people almost daily, none of which have anything to do with home inspections. When I meet with big-t
Selling your house is much different than selling your car or anything else that you own. When you sell your car you can usually get a quick quote and move on with your life. On the other hand, real e
When a deck is attached to brick veneer, something probably went wrong. Not necessarily, not 100% of the time, but probably. As home inspectors, this is definitely something that we at Structure Tech
Voltage tester, tick-tracer, glow-tip, non-contact voltage tester… whatever. Same thing. I call it a voltage sniffer, but the technical name for this device is a capacitive voltage sensor. That’s
It’s that time of year again and we need to get ready for the warmer weather. We should open the windows, get busy with ridding our homes of the dusty musty winter air and start our spring cleaning.
This Is Abacus’ 11th Houston BBB Award of Distinction and 5th Pinnacle Award Since 2006 HOUSTON (May 15, 2019) – Continuing its dynasty of quality work, customer care and elite recognition, Abacus
The Sense home energy monitor is possibly the coolest tool ever invented to track home energy usage. One of the inspectors in my company, Joe, told me about this device a few months ago. He installed
Did you know, May 4th Is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day? Most people don’t. Just like they don’t know that wildfires can affect their homes in our Houston communities. Most people think that
The sun is shining on the Gulf Coast this weekend. But, that may change in the coming days. It’s a great time to get out and explore Houston this weekend. Exploring the city you may think you know a
Many of us have accumulated impressive quantities of what we adoringly call “stuff,” and we probably have a story that surrounds each item. We like our things and don’t want to part with them, b
Before You Remodel, Know Your Options When you start to consider remodeling your kitchen or bathroom. most of us go to our home improvement stores or go online to check out the options for our plumbin
Go ABACUS ARBORS! 100 trees planted in 1 hour and 14 minutes! A team from Abacus braved the cold weather on Saturday to take part in the Houston Area Urban Forestry Council tree planting competition.
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