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A standard septic system should be inspected/pumped every 3 years for a family of 4.  If there are any non-standard systems included with the septic system, then the septic system should be inspected annually. http://www.homeinspectionsbyjake.com/Maintenance_Tip.html  
If you have G.F.C.I.'s, it is recommended that you test and reset them monthly. When you push the test button, the reset button should pop out, shutting off the circuit. If it doesn't, the breaker is not working properly. If you don't test them once a month, the breakers have a tendency to stick...
It's now March 1, 2012.  My oldest child is 18 years old today!!  A milestone in the Arcos family.  Another milestone in the family is the continuation of our remodel.  We're almost ready to start sheet rocking.  Next week we'll be installing insulation and then sheetrock. Since I last wrote abou...
This past week, I had the opportunity to inspect a house in the South End.  I was on the roof looking around.  The valleys needed cleaning, plumbing boots were worn, the 3/12 roof pitch over the front porch had shingles instead of roll roofing and the decking underneath was rotting away.  But tho...
The following excerpt was forwarded to members of the Northwest Neighborhood of Everett by Officer Aaron Snell of the Everett Police Department.   City provides safety tips for possible freezing rain this afternoon (01.19.2012) Weather forecasts are calloing for freezing rain sometime this aftern...
Well, we are currently under way with a major remodel/addition of our home in Everett Washington.  In Western Washington, Summer actually ends well before the offical first day of Fall.  We intended to start construction in June, but due to design and contractor issues, we broke ground in late Se...
My wife and I bought our house in North Everett at the height of the Real Estate bubble. That would be in late 2006. We bought our house for just over $310,000. Today, Zillow prices our house at $166,200!! That's quite a blow to the pocket book. But only if we wanted or needed to leave right now....


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