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Home Inspector - Meticulous Home Inspection Corporation - 16000008857



I have had a rash of bad checks from my clients lately. My bank charges $15 for returned checks, and I have to chase down clients to get paid. These people are buying a house? And they can't even pay the home inspector? I am pro active when it comes to getting paid, and I have no problem knoc...
I get asked quite often by home buyers for referrals for contractors such as electricians, roofers, plumbers, etc. I do not give references out, even though I have friends in the trades. I would rather the buyer find their own contractors. The level of trust the buyers have placed in me is enormo...
I was 'tested' today on my knowledge of plumbing. It seems the buyers brother had to be at the home inspection. This is counter-productive for all parties involved. I am not a plumber, nor do I wish to be one. I have plumbed entire bathrooms, and kitchens, and installed complete waste eje...
Or so you thought. Some people who attend home inspections seem to think nothing of little items mentioned by a home inspector because the repair is so easy to do. For example: loose wiring at the circuit breakers. This is an easy fix - all you need is a screwdriver and a little muscle. So it is ...
I saw a truck yesterday with advertizing stating 'Powerwashing of Roofs' and couldn't stop laughing. These guys are incredible. Many people get stains and fungi on roofs, and yes it is unsightly, but a good roofing contractor will never powerwash a roof. Roofing shingles have a granul...
I have not blogged in ages (months). Home inspection is very busy here on Long Island. I enjoyed blogging in the past, but have had very little time to myself. I just came from Jamaica, Queens to do a follow up inspection on a building where I could not access the roof. This building was renovate...

Ray Wilson

NYS Licensed Home and Building Inspector
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