Just had to share with others, not sure who the author is, would love to give them credit, have even lost the link/email, but really loved what its about. PARENT – Job Description POSITION: Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma, Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop JOB DESCRIPTION: Long term, team players needed, for challe...
I would guess I'm typical of most home inspectors, I find 90-95 out of 100 homes I inspect without one of these. In fact I had a new agent when I found one similar to the photo ask "I wonder what this is . . . " This is a anti-tip bracket that should be, no, needs to be in place at the base of ev...
Well today I finally decided to do something about the stacks and stacks of paper I seem to produce as a house inspector. I'm sure many of use would love to become a paperless workplace person (ya, how many times have I heard that), well I know I can't but maybe I can reduce the stacks by creatin...
Did you know Consumer Report has an excellant Spring Checklist for the homeIn doing house / home inspection in the St. George, Utah area I am so surprised at how many homes have deferred maintenance, and so many things can be easily taken care of.I recently did an inspection in Ivins where the ho...
Just completed 2 inspections, one in Santa Clara and the other in St.George, Utah . . . and what a treat. Both homes were so well maintained, I felt like I was extremely nit picky on both house. I'm normally inspecting houses with deferred maintenance issues, that both were just wonderful to insp...
“How long will that last?” seems to be a question I'm asked on every inspection, or "How much does that cost to fix?" Believe it or not everything has an expect life before failure, or just to costly to repair or keep running. The list below are averages that have been taken from surveys of manuf...
I have read several articles on the toolbox for the average home owner and what it should contain, the lists vary slightly and several include more tools than listed here.This is my list with a short description for each tool, please let me know if I should add more or take away what I've listed....
Just wanted to thank Paula for inviting me to join the active rain community. I have looked around the site and find useful information and everyone to be of great help.This is my first attempt at a blog . . . will only get better with time. Thanks everyone for your posts on how to get started. 

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