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Home Inspector - Clayton Inspection Service, Inc.

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2008 

Inspecting new homes is always interesting. First we have to overcome the objections of the builders that insist they build a "perfect house". Then there are the folks that tell the buyer's they are wasting their money, because....1. The builder is a really nice guy, 2. It's going to be inspected...
12/31/2008
This morning I was trying to figure out what to have for breakfast and just couldn't come up with any solid ideas. There were several baggies with leftovers in them, so I decided to make something. Here's what I found... a 1/3 of an onion Left over baked potato I was going to make potato skins ou...
12/28/2008
I'm thinking that the conversation went something like that when a home owner decided they needed to do something about that really steep slope on their property. While my photo may not really be clear on this, the slope is very steep, and the bottom is right on the road. I took this photo out th...
12/28/2008
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Inspecting attic is always a challenge. Is there a walkway? Is there enough room to get around? Will this be the house where I step through the ceiling? What kind of critter may I find? I have been in attics and found live and dead birds. I have found live and dead squirrels and mice. I have seen...
12/28/2008
Yesterday I was doing an inspection for a client that was buying a FSBO. As we walked in the front door and my client introduced me to the owners, the seller's wife said, you look familiar. I handed her my card, and after she looked at it, she said that I had done 3 inspections for their family, ...
12/27/2008
My Mother passed away this morning. She had been pretty ill for a few years. She is free of pain now. While we were at the cremation place making arrangements, I happened to ask about her pacemaker. It turns out they will explode if they are not removed. There is a check box about them on one of ...
12/12/2008
My Mother passed away this morning. She had been pretty ill for a few years. She is free of pain now. While we were at the cremation place making arrangements, I happened to ask about her pacemaker. It turns out they will explode if they are not removed. There is a check box about them on one of ...
12/12/2008
I guess someone thought that this was a great solution to their problem. The sequence probably went like this... 1. Side of hill falls into road 2. Owner realizes there is a problem. 3. Someone tells him to get a contractor to fix it. 4. Calls one, but he tells them they need an engineer first. 5...
12/10/2008
I was on another forum discussing replacement of a water heater. Many of the people were of the opinion that they would "run it till it breaks". Some thought that replacement because of the age was the right thing to do. it got me to thinking about how people treat their cars, and how they treat ...
12/09/2008
I was responding to a comment on another blog, and this tidbit came to mind. I thought I would share the entire story here. I get calls all the time from home inspector wanna-bees asking to do a ride-along. This is the reason I don't do them nearly as often as I used to. Years ago the ASHI member...
12/09/2008
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