Claremont, NH Real Estate News

By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home, Commercial Properties Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the condition of the propertie better than the owner does! What will we find, during your Home Inspection? The Attic of a New Construction, that really needed to have a Phase Inspection.  I started wondering why this home did not have any snow on the roof, as all the other homes in the neighborhood did. As I did the outside inspection of this fine home, the roof kept popping in to my mind. I had been told by the buyers of the home, that the builder had installed only the best and highest energy star rated appliance's in the home for them. So I got to thinking as I waited for everyone to get there, maybe this builder had installed some ki...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does!   What will we find, during your Home Inspection? Having a Phase Inspection of the home you are having built, for you and your family. Is highly important. I've received calls from potential clients with one particular issue with their home, they want to have looked at and want corrected by the builder. They usely make the call when their home is approaching their one year anniversary of owning their new construction home. Some of these conversations, run along the lines. That the builder is just out right ignoring they, and they want some info from a home inspector. When comes to dealing with just one item, I'll usely tell...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog   You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does!   What will we find, during your Home Inspection?     Causes of Ice Dams?   With the winters, that many areas have been experiencing these last few years, it sure is not uncommon for winter weather to take its toll on the roof of our homes, and many other areas of our homes also. One of the more common problems that can occur after a snow fall is of an ice dam developing at the base, eaves, and other areas of our roof. An ice dam is a build-up of ice and the formation icicles. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of your home, escapes int...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does!   What will we find, during your Home Inspection? Bad Electric Receptacle During this home inspection, there where one or more electric receptacles had reverse polarity wiring. What is meant by this, the hot and neutral wires where found to be reversed. This is a real safety hazard to anyone living in the home, due to the risk of being shocked. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairers as necessary. Be sure to watch for more post's and information about Home Inspections. From Baker Home Inspection and Consulting. (The Home Inspector, that cares about you and your family). Copyright 1994-2009 by Baker Home I...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does! What will we find, during your Home Inspection? Prevent Roof Ice Dams of your home When we have had several days of roof snow melting, and freezing, when the snow has turned in to water, and ice. It's very common for it to work up under the roof shingles of the home, until water states to enter the acttic and eventually starts to do damage to the ceiling, insulation, walls, and even the contents of your home.   The summer time is the best time to do projects that will help preventing roof ice dams, and help reduce your energy costs and increase the comfort of the home, for you and your family next winter. Be sure to watch f...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does! What will we find, during your Home Inspection? There could be lots of Crawl Space Hazards, going on under a home The crawl space of a home can become an ideal breeding area when it's exposed, for molds, mildew, rotting wood, and an array of highly destructive pests, like termites, carpenter ants, mice, rats, dust mites, and lots of other insects and vermin. The quality of air in the crawl space of a home, can become extremely hazardous to the health of you and your family. The air from the crawl space is drawn up into the home, by the normal flow of air exchange. As the inside air of the home rises, it startes to draw the ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
  Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog   You are always welcome to visit   By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does!   What will we find, during your Home Inspection? We don't want to find FPE Stab-Lok Circuit Breaker's being used         Don't let this happen in your home When a Home Inspector comes along a FPE Electric Service Panel, it can put them in a difficult situation. When doing a whole Inspection of a home. You see these panels do perform their intended function, when the Inspector is performing his or hers visual inspection of the home. These panel's just don't initiate an unsafe condition most of the time. There have been tests conducted on FPE two pole circuit breakers, that indicate that under certain conditions one le...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does!   What will we find, during your Home Inspection? The Electric Service Panel, is a very important part of your home inspection! During the inspection of the home, the electric service pancl was found to be a Federal Pacific Electric brand main service panel. This service panel use's (Stab-Lok) circuit breakers. Both double and single pole versions of these circuit breakers have been known to fail, by not tripping when they are supposed to. This makes for a potential and very serious fire hazard. I always recommend to have a qualified electrician replace any and all Federal Pacific main service, and or sub panels. If you dec...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does! What will we find, during your Home Inspection? The Electric Service Panel, is a very important part of your home inspection! When inspecting the electric service box of the home, it was found to be configured in a way that too many hand movements are necessary to turn off all the power to the home from the service box. Standard building practices require there should be six or fewer switches, using six or fewer hand movements necessary to turn off all the power for a electric service box. This very will could be a safety hazard during an emergency when the power needs to be turned off very quickly. A qualified electrician ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner dose! What will we find, during your Home Inspection? Inspection of a Hot Water Tank It was also found there is no drip leg installed on this hot water tank's gas supply line. A drip leg is intended to trap oil, scale, water condensation, and or debris from the gas supply line before they can reach and do damage to the water tank components. A qualified plumber should install a drip leg as per standard building practices. Copyright 1994-2009 by Baker Home Inspection and Consulting. All rights reserved I hope you and your family, always have a fun and safe day! A home inspection from Dale will give you peace of mind, so you and yo...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog   You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the ower does! What will we find, during your Home Inspection? Inspection of a Home Hot Water Tank (Part 3) When inspecting this hot water tank it was also found that the temperature pressure relief valve drain line was routed so it would empty into the crawl space of the home. Water could very will accumulate in the crawl space if the valve should develop a leak. A qualified plumber should re-route the drain line so it drains outside. Copyright 1994-2009 by Baker Home Inspection and Consulting. All rights reserved I hope you and your family, always have a fun and safe day! A home inspection from Dale will give you peace of mind, so you ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
  Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog   You are always welcome to visit   By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does!   What will we find, during your Home Inspection? Inspection of a Home Hot Water Tank On this Inspection, I also found the hot water tank was installed over finished living areas of the home. There was no catch pan and no drain installed. It was recommend having a qualified plumber install a catch pan and drain to prevent water damage to the finished interior areas below the tank if and when it may develop a leak or it is drained. Link to Hot Water Tank (Part 1) Copyright 1994-2009 by Baker Home Inspection and Consulting. All rights reserved I hope you and your family, always have a fun and safe day! A home inspection...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does! What will we find, during your Home Inspection? The home's Hot Water Tank Found water stains below the hot water tank. This very well could be a sign that the current hot water tank is failing. Though the damage does appear to have been there for some time which could have been caused by another hot water tank. There was no signs of active leaks coming from the hot water tank and it's only 5 years old. The floor should be replaced because the hot water tank is not 100% supported. If you should find water near the hot water tank in the future, a qualified plumber should evaluate and replace or repair the hot water tank if ne...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection Blog   You are always welcome to visit   By the time we complete the Inspection, you will know the home better than the owner does!     What will we find, during your Home Inspection? When Inspecting Downspout areas There are one or more downspouts that have no extensions, or the extensions that are ineffective. This can result in water accumulating around the homes foundation, and in to the basement. Accumulated water is a conducive condition to wood destroying insects and organisms, it may also cause the foundation to settle and possibly fail over time. Repairs should be made as necessary, such as installing or repositioning splash blocks, or installing and or repairing tie-ins to underground drain lines. So rain water will at least go out several feet away from...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home! When a person is on a vision quest He or she must have certain attitudes and intentions for his or her's prayers to be sincere, and then he or she must carry these over into his or her daily life it is easy to forget what you've learned during this trial, unless you remember to carry on your prayer continually during every day of your life, you will not have learned one of the most important purposes of the vision quest. Each time we talk about one of our sacred rites, you need a spiritual attitude as you participates in any rite. I'ts possible to learn the outer steps that must be accomplished in a rite without learning the inner meanings that are th...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home! What will we find, during you Home Inspection? Things that happen today- 27 Jan. In 1756, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. In 1880, Thomas Edison received the patent for his electric incandescent lamp. In 1901, opera composer Giuseppe Verdi died in Milan, Italy, at the age of 87. In 1951, an era of atomic testing in the Nevada desert began, as an Air Force plane dropped a one-kiloton bomb on Frenchman Flat. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan greeted the 52 former American hostages just released by Iran, at the White House. On 27 Jan. 2009, The San Antonio Spurs gave us a Victory over the Utah Jazz, Basketball Game.   It's ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home! What will we find during your Home Inspection? Aged Roof Covering The roof's shingles are old, their life looks to be expired. The roof covering needs to be replaced. Even though the roof covering could very will last a year, there are some areas that may need to be patched with tar if leaks start to develop. There are also missing shingles on the main roof area, and there is daylight showing in to the attic. Immediate repairs are need to this roof. Copyrighr 1994-2009 by Baker Home Inspection and Consulting. All rights reserved I hope you and your family, always have a fun and safe day! When buying a home in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, Windsor Co...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home! What will we find at your Home Inspection? Under the Roof, Damaged Sheathing As I was walking on the roof. I came along many soft spots in the roof of the home. Just about 15% of the surface. When I was inspecting the attic, I found that some of those spots were actually weak areas in the sheathing. Looks like when the new shingles were applied, there were some new sheathing was used in some areas but not entirely. I recommend a roofing specialist take a look, to evaluate the roof of this home. Copyright 1994-2009 by Baker Home Inspection and Consulting. All rights reserved I hope you and your family, always have a fun and safe day! When buying a home...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home! What will we find at your Home Inspection? A safety issue cover plate missing There are one or more electric boxes, are missing their cover plates. Such as for receptacles, junction boxes, and or switches in the home. Cover plates are intended to contain fire and to prevent anyone from electric shock from any exposed wires. This is a safety issue due to the risk of fire and shock. Cover plates need to be installed where they are missing. Copyright 1994-2009 by Baker Home Inspection and Consulting. All rights reserved I hope you and your family, always have a fun and safe day! When buying a home in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, Windsor County, Vermon...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit Knowledge is Your Power Fre The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home! The law makers of the State of New Hampshire. Need to remember the people, Voted them in to Office, and we sure can Vote them back out of Office. Down with Horse Tax!! The New Hampshire Farm Bureau, and horse owners of New Hampshire. Were caught off guard by State Rep. Democrat Carla Skinder's Bill recommending that horse owns pay a fee. This Bill is up for approval this Tuesday, House Bill 427-FN-A-LOCAL. This here Bill require the licensing of all horse's 4 months old and oldter, at $25.00 a horse annually. This here $25.00 fee according to the bill, will be dispersed as follows $10.00 will be retained for the municipality to be used for animal cont...
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