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One of the oddities of this region is that you can have a 10-15 degree temperature swing just by driving from Moscow, ID to Lewiston, ID.  They are, quite literally, different micro-climates. For those that think that the difference in temperature is important, try running in it.  I'll be heading...
Heating can be one of the greatest recurring costs associated with owning a home.  The rising cost of fuel doesn't just hit you hard at the gas pumps - it can be a difficult pill to swallow when you get that monthly oil or natural gas bill too.  And despite the current downturn in fuel costs, tho...
In addition to being a home inspector, I am also an infrared thermographer - the two don't always meet in the middle - and I have been keeping busy checking on wet basements for the last two weeks. As many of you know, the Pacific Northwest has been getting hammered by snow.  That has caused all ...
If like me, you go into a store with all the good intentions of buying an environmentally friendly product, but come out, totally confused and clutching your much used, well known, brand, then this article is for you. According to a 2005 survey by the research firm Global Market Insite, a whoppin...
Most Idaho residents aren't aware of a wonderful benefit that the state government has for remodelers.  During one of the periodic sindfalls that came to the various states, Idaho developed a self-funding mechanism for funding home improvements that target energy savings for residential customers...
At this point, most agents have a good understanding of what is entailed in a home inspection.  Each organization has a Standards of Practice (as do States with licensing0 that the inspector will adhere to.  Commercial inspections, on the other hand, do not have a similar set of standards.  The c...
Come winter, and most of us appreciate a warm carpet under our feet. But for some people, carpets are a toxic magnet, high in VOC's (volatile organic compounds) and filled with allergens. They need other alternatives. And winter is also a great time to tackle indoor projects when the snow piles u...
Well, it's about time. For those that don't know me, I am an avid, if less talented, runner.  Unfortunately, one that has been sidelined for several months.  I'm finally back to running but because I haven't had a chance to build up my mileage, it won't be racing any time soon. In the meantime, I...
Living in a rural community (even one populated with two state univeristies - the Univeristy of Idaho and Washington State University) often leads to interesting discussions since everybody knows everybody else. Case in point is a debate that the home inspectors here have been having with several...
One of the most aggravating  things to me as a home inspector is to see other inspectors selling their clint info.  Just so everybody is clear, I think it is wrong and can't think of any exceptions. I am a Certified ASHI member, so I'll quote their code of ethics - NACHI and NAHI are similar: 2.C...

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