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Sometimes when an inspector finds something unusual on the job, he may WISH it were a joke, but these pictures are no prank--they're the real thing. Foolish? We'll let you be the judge. Happy April Fool's Day!     a. This is not what is meant by "attic fan." b. Budget Bidet?     c. Sunkin treasur...
04/01/2011
A recent inspection took my friend and U.S. Inspect inspector, Bill Zoller, to an upscale neighborhood and a beautiful home bordering an expansive golf course. One of the very first impressions he had of the home was the breathtaking view off the back deck, looking out to a serene pond, honking g...
03/31/2011
Did you show up for work an hour late today? Or, oops, two hours late?? Well, if you didn't already know, yesterday March 13, we changed our clocks because Daylight Savings Time began, and if you were a two hours late person, we turned them ahead 1 hour, as we do each spring. (Fall back, spring a...
03/14/2011
ANSWER: Frigid Heat Pump One of these heat pumps has a problem. Can you guess which? Imagine the inspector's reaction upon walking around the corner and spotting these two heat pumps. Does he respond with surprise, shake his head, or run quickly to the disconnect box to deactivate the system? Ma...
02/25/2011
Here's a cool video you can embed on your website for homeowners to see or just watch for yourself--it's short, but informative. Do you know the location of your forced air furnace filter? Is it located at the air handler of the furnace or at the return grill on a different level of the house? Do...
02/23/2011
Garbage disposals can be a very useful kitchen appliance, not to mention beneficial to the environment, if used properly and maintained appropriately. Having just had a clogged disposal at my son's house during a family Valentine's Day dinner, I found myself educating my child and his wife on ho...
02/22/2011
Recently, I learned of a home inspector who died while performing a routine home inspection.  It seems he was in the attic when he accidentally stepped on the drywall ceiling and fell to the floor.  He apparently hit his head on the garage floor concrete and was rendered unconscious. This is how ...
02/22/2011
Don't worry. It happens to all of us. The day you met and the day you "tied the knot," everything was blissful! Then suddenly it's a few years later, you're smack in the middle of a dreary winter--and you wake-up on this Valentine's Day morning and wonder which one of you let yourself go first? S...
02/17/2011
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My friend, Paul Tooley of our North Carolina Team, wrote this little piece and I liked it so much that I wanted to share it on my blog for Valentine's Day week. (Yes, Valentine's not Halloween). I thought it was a great post that shows why our guys are so "special" :) Incidentally, our slogan at...
02/17/2011
Air filters for your forced air furnace come in all types, shapes and sizes. They can range in price from inexpensive to costly. Which do you have? A pleated filter? A media filter? Do you have a filtering system? Is it getting the job done? How often do you change your filter? Once a month or on...
02/16/2011
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