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There are lots of things about doing Home Inspections that are not for the faint of heart-----things that would even scare Hitchcock I think. Home inspectors need to have a healthy respect and/or tolerance for electricity, rats, tight spaces, filth, spiders, snakes, heights----and peop...
I have always been interested in all the stages a structure can go though over its life span----often vastly different or unimagined from its original use. Like a lighthouse turned into a bed and breakfast or a school turned into condominiums. Wars are acted out on giant world-wide ...
Who hasn’t wandered along a beach to see what the tides have washed ashore? It can be fun to wonder what the things we find on the beach are, and how the stuff got to be there. Some are barely recognizable pieces of glass, or objects made of metal and wood, while other things are all...
While it is never a good idea to jump to conclusions as a Home Inspector, our experiences as home inspectors can lead us to sometime “predict” with great accuracy what we are going to find. For example if we find large areas of missing shingles on a roof it is not too much of a leap to...
Sometimes it just comes down to dumb luck. While the best laid plans of mice and men can result in disaster, sometimes those plans can result in greatness and incredible accomplishment. The other day, while vacationing on beautiful Whidbey Island, as I walked along the beach at w...
If one insists on planting stuff so that it can climb on one’s house, one is only asking for trouble. Not only can we not see what the vegetation is physically doing to the house, but it provides an easy protected access to the roof structure for an assortment of critters----including...
Gabrielle has hit the nail on the head with this one. Almost every difficult client I have ever had, whether as a builder or as an inspector, are also the ones most likely to give me the most referrals. I have had other clients that knew I worked with "xxx" and told me that if I could work "suc...
Just West of the little town of Index, Washington, on the Skykomish River, there is a scenic picnic spot that the kids and I found on one of our many camping adventures into the Cascade Mountains. My oldest daughter Julia gave it the name “Green and White Water Carved Rocks.” I think the...