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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!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
While you are not likely to get sick from mold, there is a good chance that if you are a real estate agent, or home inspector, or banker, or appraiser, you may very well be sick of hearing about mold.This post will be the first in a series of five videos on the subject that was given to a group o...
10/15/2015
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Let’s talk about what it means to be a home inspector. I will present the ridiculous argument that our job is not really possible. Our mission is so impossible, that for quite some time, we have attempted to put our job inside an insulated “box” surrounded by a “force-field” typically referred t...
10/08/2015
10/08/2015
  There is some staining/discoloration and/or mold or mold-like fungal growth present on the roof sheathing in the attic. This condition may be consistent with the effects of Night Sky Radiation. Night Sky Radiation is when the roof sheathing temperature falls below the ambient dew point temperat...
10/05/2015
I know I may be stepping into quick-sand with this question, but I am serious.I do not pretend to know all the intricacies of how the real estate world works from an agents point of view but I do know what I see as an inspector. All too often I see buyers forced to use inspectors they do not want...
10/01/2015
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09/30/2015
---document some more.As an inspector these words of wisdom are closer to a necessity than a choice. Many times in the course of an inspection there will be evidence of past conditions where there is no way we will be able to duplicate the conditions that created the evidence in the course of the...
09/28/2015
  So you have purchased a house, totally remodeled it and it looks beautiful! Time to flip it, go sit on a beach somewhere, and drink margaritas. The listing says something like: “Remodeled down to the studs and looks just like new construction. New Kitchen moved to location with great views, ne...
09/22/2015
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B-vent exhaust vents extend above the roof and provide a way for furnace or water heater combustion by-products to get to the exterior of the building.They often rust at the section above the roof because the vented gases swirl around the pipe making it wet. This moisture is slightly acidic and o...
09/21/2015
For years it has been common wisdom that older electrical panels were somehow covered by Grandfather. Grandfather is this mysterious guy who never played an electrician or TV, was never a home inspector and was certainly never an electrical engineer, but somehow he came into the home and mysterio...
09/16/2015
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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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