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We all live in one, but just how much do we know about the house we live in? The articles posted here may help you understand your house better. As always, feel free to add a comment or ask a question. I will answer your email.
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Your mother was right about keeping clean. But, was she thinking about parts of your air conditioner and furnace?If your AC/furnace is dirty on the inside, it can cost you big bucks. You can pay higher monthly utility bills AND need to replace your system sooner than necessary.Here's a normal, cl...
10/24/2007
This new program may help generate sales for buyers and savy listing agents FREEAgentRegistration!Sell Faster. Buy Smarter.Certified Pre-Owned Listing. http://news.inspectorsmart.com/c.asp?gDGnPpWq1Zmim0sE4Mw0WAH+eKEOikNNTiNG0HrqB8HA This is a Buyer's Market .... Let CPOL give your Sellers the Po...
10/18/2007
I had a call last night from a broker from another state who was in a jam. He has a couple of condos at the coast that have mold and he needed solid information about what to do, FAST! He had tenants coming in a few weeks (staying for 5 months) and needed the condos clean, but also needed documen...
10/16/2007
Some call me "picky." Others call me a "pain in the a**." One guys said he'd heard I was "The Home Inspector from Hell." Common thread here is that these folks are on the "selling" side of the real estate transaction.Buyers say thing like, "He saved us from making a big mistake." Or "He saved our...
10/14/2007
She didn't complain of headaches or any other of the more common carbon monoxide poisioning symptoms. She was just crazy. She acted like she'd a few too many, but it was too early in the day for that.I almost dismissed her as another loopy homeowner until I saw the gray stains on the cabinets and...
10/13/2007
Fall is in the air down here in the Deep South! That mean cool mornings (65 degrees) and moderate days (80 degrees).I started this morning atop an airplane hanger in Gulf Shores, Alabama as part of my due diligence inspection for a client. It's a tough life. What a beautiful day! Now for the quiz...
10/09/2007
Roof leaks can damage inventory, stop production and deteriorate building components, causing great frustration to building owners. In an effort to solve these problems as quickly as possible, it is easy to make erroneous assumptions. Here are some common misconceptions: Purchasing a new roof sys...
10/05/2007
I found this great artcile about the relationship between window and air conditioning that I wanted to share. Here is an excerpt:HVACWindows Pave Way For HVAC Innovation High-performance glazings plus radiant heating and cooling can be a cost-effective combination By Geoff McDonellA high-performa...
10/04/2007
Imagine 30-40 gallons of water over your head at this very minute; enough to fill a normal size water heater. One more drop and it'll be too heavy. One more drop and it will burst through the ceiling onto your desk, computer or sensitive electronic equipment.The picture below is that nightmare. T...
09/26/2007
Another recent inspection you might find interesting.I received a call from a homeowner concerned about mold in their home. Their AC filters were turning black and there was black material around the HVAC registers in the ceiling. And, get this, there were black stains on the plastic liner of the...
09/20/2007
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We all live in one, but just how much do we know about the house we live in? The articles posted here may help you understand your house better. As always, feel free to add a comment or ask a question. I will answer your email.