48 episodes

Home inspections, home maintenance, repairs, upgrades, safety, real estate, energy, performance, and durability.

Structure Talk Reuben Saltzman

    • Business
    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

Home inspections, home maintenance, repairs, upgrades, safety, real estate, energy, performance, and durability.

    Easter Eggs, Part II

    Easter Eggs, Part II

    The gang discusses hard-to-find home inspection discoveries, which they call Easter Eggs. Reuben talks about a recent inspection that he did, and shares some of the finds from that inspection. One of those was a blocked toe-kick register below the kitchen sink, pictured here.

    Reuben also discusses finding a hot dimmer switch that controlled a 900-watt chandelier. The conversation turns to furnace fan settings for summertime conditions, and then the gang has a good discussion about exactly how much water damage should be disclosed by a seller.

    • 28 min
    House Timeline For Issues

    House Timeline For Issues

    The gang discusses a timeline of home inspection defects or issues that might come up, based on when the home was built. Reuben shared this timeline on the Structure Tech blog and on the Structure Tech YouTube channel, but we thought it would be fun to discuss these issues during a podcast to help explain some of them a little bit more in-depth.

    • 27 min
    Fires, home inspections, and insurance

    Fires, home inspections, and insurance

    Bill opens the podcast talking about a terrifying fire that happened across the hallway in his mother-in-law's condo high-rise building, and about the damage caused by smoke and water.

    The gang discusses the possibility of an FPE Stab-Lok panel causing the fire, and Reuben goes on to discuss the disproportionate number of condo buildings with FPE panels when compared to single-family homes.

    The conversation then turns to a 3-alarm house fire that happened during a Structure Tech home inspection back in 2019, where things turned very serious very quickly. Because of legal and insurance concerns, this is the first time the gang has mentioned this fire, but it's quite a story to share.

    • 22 min
    Air conditioning follow-up, COVID-19 protocols for home inspectors

    Air conditioning follow-up, COVID-19 protocols for home inspectors

    Bill, Tessa, and Reuben start the show discussing a few minor corrections to the podcast from two weeks ago on air conditioners. Next, they discuss the new standards for home inspection attendance and safety for home inspections. Reuben also mentions a facemask that most Structure Tech home inspectors are wearing, which can currently be found here.

    • 20 min
    George Floyd, commentary from Dr. Stephen Crawford

    George Floyd, commentary from Dr. Stephen Crawford

    For this podcast episode, Reuben does a one-on-one interview with Structure Tech's business coach, Dr. Stephen Crawford. Dr. Crawford has been conducting weekly team huddles for his coaching clients every Friday morning, and he conducted a special meeting on May 29th to focus on George Floyd, protests, riots, racism, and advice to business owners.

    Dr. Crawford shares his insight for this podcast episode. We'll return to our regular home inspection topics next week.

    About:

    Dr. Stephen Crawford with Experience Leadership is a founding partner of the John Maxwell Team. For the last fifteen years, he has been developing and training thousands of leaders seeking to improve their leadership skills and increase their impact on the world.

    • 15 min
    Air conditioners and the end of R-22 refrigerant

    Air conditioners and the end of R-22 refrigerant

    Bill, Tessa and Reuben discuss how air conditioners function, why it's extremely unusual to have an undersized air conditioner, and the end of R-22 refrigerant. Older air conditioners that contain R-22 refrigerant are typically going to be cost-prohibitive to service, but it's not illegal to do so.

    We also mention a video compilation we assembled showing 60 home inspection defects in 3 minutes. One of those was an iced-up evaporator coil melting all over the place while the furnace ran.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Hucksterspi ,

Home Inspector

As a relatively new home inspector, I find this podcast to be a wealth of knowledge. I have learned so many details about various systems that I am able to then pass along to my own clients. On the podcast, they talk about mainly gearing their education towards realtors and homeowners, but I just wanted y’all to know that us home inspectors are out here listening also. Thanks so much.

Scott@21 ,

Great Pod

These guys and gal are great. Informative, practical and fun.

6174Doorgunner ,

Great Info, Reduce Commercial Breaks

Vast amount of info that all homeowners should know about. Having less breaks would increase the listening enjoyment.

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