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Licensed home inspector Steve Mehring has been extremely busy these last few days. He's been checking on homes for friends and family members looking for damage from Friday's earthquake. Mehring said obvious damage isn't hard to spot. If your home has cracks that let in daylight or has sunk into the ground, there's a problem.
Mehring said there are other things that homeowners should look for now which may not be so easy to see.
Mehring said homeowners should go underneath every sink in the house (bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room, etc.) to check water lines and drains for leaks. Any fittings that are loose should be tightened. Check to make sure there are no kinks in the metal water lines. Mehring said kinks indicate a weak point that could break during a future earthquake or aftershock.