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The other day I was contacted by an agent, Carol Sterling, who I first met while running around to open houses in the beginning of my career as a Seattle Home Inspector. She is a perfect example of an agent that only wants the best for her buyers. She has a great sense of humor and I thou...
My regular subscribers may have noticed I have been a little absent from the rain the past few days. I have been busy with a huge inspection that fellow rainer James Quarello flew out from Connecticut to help me with. I needed a good thermographer to scan the exteriors of the buildings an...
It is not uncommon, while inspecting roofs, to find the test caps still in place on plumbing vents. Part of inspecting the original installation of the plumbing system for leaks requires that all openings be capped off. After the test, the test caps are removed so that the plumbing system...
Well, it probably took 40 hours to fix the 40 posts, which was not too bad considering I only recommended that one be fixed----which would have taken only about 40 minutes. A few weeks ago in my post called, “How many code inspectors does it take to inspect a crawl space,” I talked ab...
As a Licensed Structural Pest Inspector, or even as a Licensed Home Inspector, in Washington State, I am always reporting on what is called “conducive conditions.” Conducive conditions are anything that will tend to attract or lead to damage to wood structures by wood destroying organisms ...
Recent Horror Movies that you may have seen include: “Night of the Living Lead,” “The Shining Vermiculite,” “King Mold,” “Mold of Frankenstein,” “Alien Asbestos,” “The Lead Thing,” “Asbestos Stories,” and “Dr. Lead & Mr. Mold.” These movies are currently so popular, and watched so fre...
Take a look at the following picture for a moment. This is a picture of the fireplace in my living room. Can you see what is wrong? Yes, there is a cactus in the bird cage. What is wrong with that? No----the fireplace is not eating the hassock. Yes there is a littl...
Did you ever notice how interesting the word “decision” is? We are all making decisions every day. Some people can be very decisive----just forging ahead at all costs (listen up bungee jumpers), while others are so indecisive they can barely get themselves out of bed in the morn...