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My blog discusses various items I see on a daily basis while performing home inspecions. I hope you find it interesting and educational. Sometimes I will blog on personal stories and interests also. I hope you will see the value of a professional home inspection. Be safe out there. You can contact my calling center at 888-7-PILLAR to schedule a home inspection.
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Sometimes a home inspector just has to have a little fun.  With all these foreclosures, short sales and vacant houses we come across some interesting things.  Sometimes things are stolen or missing or disconnected.  I came across something like that and had a little fun with it.  I hope it gives ...
Posted almost 4 years ago
I've been wanting to put together a home inspection video blog about a crawlspace for a long time.  But as you can probably guess, it's not too easy to do a video in a tight and dusty place like a crawlspace.  Well, I finally had the opportunity to video under a house... and it was a doozy.  I co...
Posted almost 4 years ago
As a home inspector, our eyes are one of our most valuable tools, of course. Sometimes there are things we just cannot measure, for whatever reason, so we have to rely simply on what we see. However, when possible, it's nice to use some type of measurement to verify what we see.In this video blog...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Roofs are one of the most important components of a house, I think everyone can agree on that.  I see some pretty weird and ugly things on top of roofs, so I thought I'd share some with you.  I hope you enjoy it.  As always, your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.     So... What's on your roof...
Posted about 4 years ago
I seem to come across pretty interesting things every day during home inspections.  But of course some things are much more interesting than others.  I usually just have to enjoy or be amazed at what I find by myself.  But I decided to change that and share some of the more interesting findings w...
Posted about 4 years ago
This home inspection video blog shows the value of using an infrared laser thermometer while operating the heating system to make sure it's operating properly.  Infrared thermometers are not required by any home inspection association and not every home inspector carries one.  Please view the vid...
Posted about 4 years ago
This home inspection video blog shows an example of a house built in 1988 that does not have a bathroom exhaust fan even though there is no window that opens in the bathroom.  Please take the time to watch it for a little more info:     I hope this gives you a little more information about a prof...
Posted about 4 years ago
This home inspection video blog is about safety egress.  In a bedroom, two exits are needed in case of a fire.  One exit is usually the door to the room, and the other usually an open-able window or another door.  This video shows a safety hazard that did not follow the rule.  I hope you enjoy it...
Posted about 4 years ago
I wrote about weatherproof covers back on 11-28-07 ... WOW, that's been while.  Hoewever, this time I did a video blog and not only explain weatherproof covers for exterior receptacles, I also show how to install one.  I hope you enjoy it:   I hope this gives you a little more information about a...
Posted about 4 years ago
Some things I find in the field while performing home isnpections are down-right scary.  So you've read the title and are probably thinking to yourself, "How can a door at a home inspection be scary?"  Well, you'll just have to watch the video and see for yourself.  To give it a dramatic effect, ...
Posted about 4 years ago
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