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2010 

With Hurricane Earl in the news and marching his way up the Eastern coast of the United States, I thought I'd repost my Hurricane Preparedness tips in case you missed them the first time.  Be careful.  Be safe.---When it comes to mother nature, our only real defense is planning and preventative m...
08/31/2010
Here's another installment of a series of posts by my friend and coworker, Faith Greenwell, called: Tales of a Veteran Home Buyer. This week she talked about having to start the big to-do list that goes along with listing your home. ---------- Posted By: Faith Greenwell, U.S. Inspect Blog Once my...
08/31/2010
Tip of the Week: How to Freshen a Stinky Dishwasher. If you have a dishwasher that is getting a little sniffy or is showing some staining, pick yourself up a few packets of Kool-Aid brand unsweetened lemonade (I’m not trying to plug the brand here, but I have found that their packet recipe works...
08/30/2010
Tip of the Week: How to Freshen a Stinky Dishwasher. If you have a dishwasher that is getting a little sniffy or is showing some staining, pick yourself up a few packets of Kool-Aid brand unsweetened lemonade (I’m not trying to plug the brand here, but I have found that their packet recipe works ...
08/30/2010
  Everyone stand up! Bananas unite! (place hands together straight up over head)  Bananas split! (open arms and place at sides) Pick bananas, pick, pick bananas (reach up and pick bananas from a tree) Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas (peel a banana in your hand) Smash bananas, smash, smash banan...
08/27/2010
Originally posted on our company Blog, by Phil Halpin, here are U.S. Inspect's favorite home improvement apps! ----- Posted By: Phil Halpin, U.S. Inspect Blog What I love about apps (iPhone apps in my case) is that there are so many things you never even think of until you enter into some new con...
08/27/2010
I just heard this story from my friend and co-worker, Dave Rothbart, a U.S. Inspect inspector in Florida. Can you believe this one?? Dave: "I met a guy today who was a retired employee of American Standard. The house I inspected had an American Standard HVAC system and toilets. He told me to look...
08/25/2010
It's Wednesday, that means I'm checking in with friend and co-worker, Paul Picard's first-time home buyer blog. This week he and his wife are starting to settle in and make their house a home by adding personal touches. Check out his diary entry this week. enjoy! ------------ Posted By: Paul Pica...
08/25/2010
What is the world's largest house? Do you know? It's 484,000 square feet.  484,000 square feet--seriously? Seriously. So large in fact, you might say it's a castle--oh wait, it IS a castle. Windsor Castle is also the oldest and most famous castle in the world. First built as a fortress and rich i...
08/25/2010
Each year, more than 41,000 residential fires (fires that claim about 350 lives and cause over 1,400 injuries) are due to incidents that involve electrical equipment, such as extension cords, outlets and light bulbs. When was the last time you proactively looked for and corrected electrical safet...
08/24/2010
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