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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
When I arrived at the home for inspection, the owner told me that they were having a "turrible" bug problem they was not able to get a handle on. They have sprayed, left traps, and still! I acknowledged and started doing my thing. Well... it didn't take me too long to see where the problem could ...
I have written about clutter many times, and so has every other Home Inspector here on Active Rain. It still amazes me that people would not care enough about the sale of their home... which was their idea in the first place(most of the time) to make sure there are no snags and the transaction is...
In our business we find ourselves a long way from home sometimes. I usually try to eat a good breakfast before going out for my daily journey. Sometimes... ok, most of the time I end up eating something, somewhere out on the road. Sometimes I will take a lunch with me in the form of a sandwich or...
Our subject house today was built in 1996. The owners had apparently lived there a long time, cause they had "stuff!" I am being polite of course as I say "stuff" cause it was packed in tightly, but not neatly! Some people may call it hoarding... Some may call it collecting! I could not even see ...
Yesterday we had a cleanup day at the Bosque Trail. The event was a sponsored MiABQ Millenial Project Green Team Event. We had a good turnout considering it was Valentines Day! After a breif meeting to lay out our objectives, we broke into teams to paint over a huge amount of grafitti under the B...
Tomorrow, Saturday, February 14th, Valentines Day, we are seeking volunteers to help clean up one of our most precious ecological areas here in Albuquerque and New Mexico. The Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail, known to locals as "the Bosque," (pronounced Boss - key) is one of the premier bicycle trail...
The last thing you want to hear at night when you are lying in bed is little feet running or scurrying in your attic! If you bought an existing home and didn't have a Home Inspection... you may not know it till you spend your first night there! Going into attics during the course of an inspection...
I have just returned from a 10 day trip to Belize. Belize is a beautiful Central American country and an awesome vacation destination point! The official language is English and the money exchange is 2 to 1, 2 dollars Belize = 1 dollar US. Having proclaimed their Independence from the British Gov...
Do you guys like spicy hot food? I like the taste of it, but my pipes do not cooperate. I guess I need to toughen them up a little so they are like leather inside!  So, for all you hot foodies... coming up on March 6th is the 27th Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbeque Show here in Albuquerque! I...
Some things you can take for granted, take it to the bank! Then sometimes you just say Hmmm. Well I ran across just one of those moments. Whenever I am performing an inspection I always start on the exterior of the house and work my way in. It can give you a good perspective of what is going on w...

Fred Hernden

Albuquerque area Home Inspector
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