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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
What else can be said or written about improperly installed water heaters? Every Home Inspector on Active Rain has probably written about the ones they have found that are improperly installed, not maintained, leaking, etc… a multitude of times. I have written quite a few blogs about them myself....
Throw Back Thursday... sometimes it makes you smile, sometimes it makes you frown! In this case, the latter is true! Back in 2001 we decided to build a pool. It was the second time I had one built, I went back to the people that built the first one for me because they did such a great job. But th...
There's something to be said about a man that is handy. Ladies, if you're looking for a man, why not find one that can be handy around the house? He can fix anything that may come up, from the car all the way to the roof... anything!  I kind of think of myself that way. Jack of all trades, master...
I don't know if any of you have had to replace your garage door opener lately, but there are some really sweet products out there now that make our garage doors more secure and help to remind us if you left it open or not. I will not use any manufacturers names, but there are several manufacturer...
There are lots of cool things to do here in Albuquerque. One of my favorites so far is to ride the Tramway to the top of Sandia Peak and have dinner at High Finance, the restaurant at the top of the mountain. The elevation at the top is 10,378 feet!  The Sandia Peak Tramway was built by a Swiss c...
From Superior Home Inspections, I want to take this opportunity to wish everybody here on Active Rain a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! I sincerely hope everybody has a wonderful Christmas with their families and friends and that we all have a wonderful, prosperous New Year in 2015!! Ma...
My son sent me these pics from his house in Tijeras, New Mexico. It had snowed that night and he caught the sunrise as it was shining on the freshly fallen snow. Good camera and operator and good timing! Freshly fallen snow is beautiful, and for me, a converted Florida boy... it's cold and better...
Whenever somebody buys a new house, new construction, they are ususally pre-wired for cable tv, sound systems, theatre systems, media rooms... etc. Then when you start service the installer comes out to mount their equipment outside, in the garage or attic. If it's an older home, you could actual...
Builders usually have a landscaping package that comes with buying a new home. Sometimes they give you a landscaping allowance, and sometimes they just plant stuff around the house to make it look pretty! How much attention to detail and proper planting takes place? In my experience... none! I se...

Fred Hernden, CMI

Albuquerque area Master Inspector
local_phone(505) 588-9559
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