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I don't know if this epidemic has hit the other parts of the country. But stolen copper pipes has become a major problem here in our area. I go to more and more inspections where the copper has been stolen from everything: the hot water heater, the copper water distribution pipes, the condenser u...
10/04/2008
The Bomb in Your Basement via Jim Allhiser  Here are just some of the things that well meaning installers can get totally wrong:   Flue issues:  This is absolutely important with gas appliances.  If you don't get the flue right you can allow carbon monoxide to freely enter your home.  This partic...
10/02/2008
 I guess some people just really want to know how far they can push the envelope. Maybe the electrician or somebody just got plain out tired and said what the heck. I will just connect this 240 volt outlet to the water distribution lines and it should be no real problem. I know we like to take sh...
09/29/2008
Painting the interior of your home can be one of the most rewarding and cost-effective ways to completely transform your living space. By following a few simple tips, you'll maximize your time and efforts, while ensuring the end result will look as if you hired a costly professional. * The most i...
09/28/2008
Water conservation is becoming a household necessity due to more states declaring drought emergencies each year. Plus, not only does water conservation help the environment, but it also puts less strain on the pocketbook. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Palmer Drought Index ...
09/28/2008
Record world oil prices will hit home heating this winter, with consumers likely paying high prices to heat their homes. Natural gas will rise an average of 24 percent and fuel oil a whopping 36 percent says the National Energy Assistance Directors' Association. Now is the time to give your home ...
09/28/2008
Here's the deal. I did an inspection last week for a buyer who was only one week away from closing. I found that the drainage pipe coming from the T and P valve was leaking and someone tried to repair it with electrical tape. So I recommended that the buyer have a qualified plumber come and evalu...
09/24/2008
Get your house ready for winter.....now As a professional home inspector, I see so many homes with problems that could have been avoided with simple home maintenance. Not sure what to look for when determining what items need attention? Why not consider hiring a home inspector to evaluate your ho...
09/23/2008
Greeting Inspectors, I was just reading a blog from Michael from Complete Home Inspection in Tennessee. He was commenting on the shortage of gas in his area. I was writing to see if you all are charging more for you Inspections to cover the rising cost of gas? I am adding in the gas prices if I h...
09/22/2008
  I am just curious to see how different inspectors are generating business around the country. The bulk of my business comes directly from Real Estate agents and referrals. I have heard other inspectors say that they get alot of business from websites and the like. I have an associate in Arizona...
09/17/2008
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