My blog is intended to provide information related to home inspections in Seattle, surrounding communities and anyone else interested. Sometimes I will provide information that has nothing to do with home inspections. Enjoy!
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For some time now I have wanted to put together a long list of all the things that a seller should consider doing to get their home ready for the home inspection. The more I thought about it, the more I realized my list was starting to look more like my 90,000 item report template, than a ...
As much as I am into movies, it surprises me a little that I have almost no use for video----at least most of them. Now I can appreciate a really good video----like one that captures something spectacular----like granny riding her Harley naked into the family swimming pool at the 4th of Ju...
When choosing light fixtures for your home, it important to consider whether they will be subject to mechanical damage or not. I often find light fixtures that can be impacted when windows are opened, or hit by cabinet doors----or merely hung so low that one whacks their head on them when ...
When I first started doing plumbing in 1971----at least for money----venting island kitchen sinks was a bit of a problem. Every plumbing fixture needs a means of venting the drain line so that water doesn’t get sucked out of the trap----which could allow sewer gases to enter the home. Som...
Everyone has heard of “refrigerator art,” whether it is drawings by the grand kids, magnet pictures you can dress or undress----or post cards from Spain. But how many of you have ever seen art actually made by a refrigerator? While perhaps not quite as advanced as art made by el...
The other day at an inspection I saw a use of a laser beam that I had never seen before. Picture a laser pointer like your Home Inspector might use to point out things around the home or take temperatures with-----or the one a lecturer might use to point to things on a power point pres...
Leaves are falling down colors are orange, red and brown and I’m NOT falling down. Self reflection covers us like warm fleece while our harvests reflect our efforts---- or lack thereof---- and I’m not falling down. Beware of hibernation---- it is the season for reflection and hot chocolate. Slee...
If you live in a part of the country where the temperature dips below freezing, you should not leave your hoses connected to outside faucets. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR HOSES ARE? Whether these are “Frost-free” type faucets or old style faucets that have interior shut-offs to drain th...