PCH Associates
Peter Hughes

"I speak house."
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Infrared Camera Scans
I use a high tech infrared camera as part of the Home Structural Inspection. Infrared scanning allows me to see into the walls, ceilings and floors to find:
  • Roof leaks
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Electrical shorts, and 
  • Value the insulated quality of the home.
The investment on my part for the camera was $30,000, to bring this high level of protection for my clients. 

I also issue a typewritten Structural Home Inspection Report on site at the time of the inspection.
The Home Inspection Newsletter

We've taken a brief hiatus from our newsletter, and now we are back. We'll be sending you information about what we do in our home inspections, and share some practical advice every week or so.

If there is anything you would like to hear about, please shoot me an email or post a comment on our Facebook page.

Venting Gas Appliances

You may use a chimney as a common vent for two or more draft-hood equipped or induced draft appliances. Hot air furnaces, hot water boilers, and hot water heaters are common gas appliances. 


Hot water heaters that are vented using a chimney as the only appliance are required to have a metal liner, or the chimney will experience condensation and deterioration.


Chimney used to vent gas appliances and wood fireplace.

An exterior chimney on the outside wall may not provide enough heat in the flue to allow proper exhaust, and can cause rust, stains or soot around the draft.


Back drafting is also possible, allowing carbon dioxide back into the house.


We recommend annual maintenance of heating appliances by an experienced heating/air conditioner company.


Call me at (518) 577-7707 or send me an email for recommendations. 


Know Someone Buying or Selling?
neat electric box
Inspecting the electric box is an important part of every home inspection.

Help them safeguard their biggest investment. 

I would appreciate your referral to clients, friends, and business associates for home structural inspections.

Peter Hughes
PCH Associates

P.S. Let me know if you would like me to give a seminar in your office. I would enjoy seeing you and sharing some advice. 
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Post a comment on the PCH Associates Facebook page, and receive a free infrared scan as part of your or your client's home inspection. ($100 value). Be sure to like us too, if you haven't already.

Our high tech infrared camera enables us to see into walls to determine if there are issues not visible to the naked eye.