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We put it off for years but finally decided now is the time. Otis, a Bichon Frise / Lhasa Apso hybrid, has worked his way into our hearts and become a part of the Santos family. He's as sweet as you can imagine, sometimes, but requires almost constant attention which is a trait we were aware of...
While the intentions are good I have to wonder whether or not these high efficiency bulbs are more trouble than their worth? I’m far from environmentally friendly so my statements will sound like a typically guy who thinks I’ve done my part by not burning those old tires. A couple weeks ago whi...
Five years ago moving into a new city I'd never heard of the Emerald Ash Borer let alone thought of this beetle becoming my problem. Looking at several houses in Canton we located one we knew was the house for us with a large kitchen and nice back yard with eleven trees seven of which were fairly...
Bat guano can build up in attics and eaves that have been used by bats, and even if the human occupants of the building are not aware of the dung, they may be harmed by it. After guano has accumulated and been around for a couple of years, a fungus can grow in it, releasing spores into the air th...
Great video on wearing a respirator. The video repeats with the second half in Spanish.
I'm sure I've run across a couple of these but didn't know what type of spider it was. I will spare you all the various images out there showing the damage caused by a bite from one of these spiders but I promise you it's not a pretty picture. Adult Brown Recluse spiders are yellowish-tan to dar...
Inspecting attics is risky enough with the fear of a misstep taking you to the room below or coming in contact with a broken or improperly supported web member. But with the risk to the HI that comes with excessive attic temperatures you are put in a situation that is unsafe no matter how sol...
6088 There are several States with licensing requirements to operate as a home inspector. Michigan is not of them. Currently there is a bill proposed which will place requirements on Michigan Home Inspectors such as mandatory testing and minimum standards of practice, which names various items ...
With common issues it's typically a matter of a relatively simple fix to correct the issue, however left alone some of these issues could result in easily avoidable larger issues down the road. While conducting my home inspection I feel it's my job to not only identify these issues but to give my...
With the relatively recent change in the housing market I am finding a large portion of my inspections are bank owned properties. The market appears to be flooded with a significant selection of these properties to choose from giving prospective buyers the opportunity to find a nice home at a s...