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Finding good ideas gone wrong is nearly a daily experience for the home inspector I often kid that I know enough about something to be dangerous. There are times while looking through a house that it seems that those who should know don't know what they should know with potentially dangerous resu...
03/23/2015
A penny saved is... While Ben Franklin's quote on saving money is renowned, not all saved pennies may be well earned. For example, shortcuts are simply a way to save money and time. What they are most often not are a best practice. A shortcut is good for the one using the shortcut, not typically ...
03/02/2015
One through ten (1 - 10), the minimum to the maximum. A snails pace to a cheetah sprint. The numeric designation of the least to the most. 1 - 10 unquestionably has to be the most common marking on any number of appliances, gadgets and just about anything with a knob or slider control that goes f...
02/17/2015
And we should all be thankful for that! As a home inspector one phrase I hear time and again is, houses were built better (insert an age, time frame). There certainly is no question that older houses still standing now, often have great details and character. These relics often have beautiful tri...
01/26/2015
Not all black stains are mold A rampant concern in the real estate industry and with homeowner’s, both existing and potential, would unquestionably be, from my experience, mold. I have had to talk more than a client or two down from the proverbial cliff after finding some organic, fungal type gro...
12/30/2014
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One of the fun parts of being a home inspector is seeing the creativity of people. Some of the time, from an inspectors view, that creative passion leads the "artist" into unknown territory. Even dangerous territory. And then there are the instances where it just admirable and fun.  Jenga any one...
12/14/2014
Not all things blend well Oil and water, a classic analogy for anything that doesn't combine well or at all. Like personalities and substances. With materials (and with people), combining certain substances (personalities) can form a volatile mix. Most people know not to blend house hold bleach a...
12/08/2014
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When a contractor decides to forgo the usual steps constructing a garage, a back yard toy comes inside. Growing up no one had a trampoline in my neighborhood. We had to make do jumping on our beds. We enjoyed it, my parents not so much. My kids have a trampoline and so do the neighbors. In fact I...
11/18/2014
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One of the harder lessons I believe people have to learn in life, particularly when growing up and later going through life, is what one can and can not do. Now I am not speaking of rules or laws, for those also must be learned. Each one of us has strengths and weaknesses. Some people are good at...
11/07/2014
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Water falls have an almost magnetic attraction. The sound of rushing, cascading water is soothing, compelling. Nature's white noise. It's similar with the sound of the surf, a babbling brook or a summer rain, the sound of moving water is calming. Water can also be said to either be destructive or...
10/30/2014
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