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The Christmas Day fire in Stamford, CT serves as a tragic reminder to test the smoke detectors in our homes.  I know this topic has been covered many times but when it comes to smoke alarms the more reminders the better the chance of keeping occupants safe.  I inspected a large 2 story home yeste...
12/28/2011
Living in the desert areas of Mesa Arizona has many advantages not the least of which are our mild winters and dry climate.  But we also have our share of nuisances as well such as dust storms and termites.  As a Home Inspector in Mesa Arizona one of the aspects of my job is to be on the lookout ...
11/08/2011
A few weeks ago I blogged about the importance of changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and tying this event in with daylight saving time.  Changing the clocks is a great reminder to also change the batteries in all of your alarms.  Even though we don’t change our clo...
11/03/2011
As a Home Inspector in Mesa Arizona I see plenty of houses that are fitted with sun screens.  Sun screens are installed over the windows on the exterior side of the house.  Solar screens are relatively inexpensive and they can easily reduce up to 90% of the sun’s rays from hitting your windows wh...
10/24/2011
Last week I started writing a blog post about how I have grown my Home Inspection business.  I wanted to share what has worked for me in the hopes that other Home Inspectors could help their business grow as well.  This morning I read a featured blog that fellow Home Inspector Clint Mckie wrote t...
10/16/2011
My wife Renae and I started a tradition about 10 years ago that has now grown in to an annual International Gourmet Gala.  Ok, that may be stretching it just a tad but for those of us who participate it has become a fun time that we look forward to with our friends and family. As a Home Inspector...
10/05/2011
As a home inspector in Mesa, Arizona it is not uncommon to inspect homes that are somewhat “less than perfect”.  Especially with the large number of foreclosures on the market.  The innocent home is sometimes the recipient of misguided aggression and the results can be anything from large holes i...
08/30/2011
Watching the various weather folks on the news stations in Phoenix gets to be rather amusing at times.  We’re in for record heat again this week with temps of 115 tomorrow and 116 on Wednesday.  But the TV weather forecasters manage to put a positive spin on everything to make it not sound so bad...
08/22/2011
  Hello East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona!   We’re gearing up for our first ever East Valley ActiveRain MeetUp!  Mark your calendar for Tuesday September 6, 2011 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm.  We’re meeting at Blue 32 Sports Grill located in The Forum at Gilbert Ranch, 1524 East Williams Field Road Gil...
08/18/2011
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Sometimes I just have to shake my head in amazement and wonder how some folks are able to do what they do.  I did an inspection for a very nice couple this morning.  They brought their 2 year old and also the wife’s parents.  The dad was a builder for 30 years and is now a full time electrician. ...
08/11/2011
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