• October

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      2018
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    Searching for Clues: Underground Oil Storage Tanks

    Do you know that today’s kids still watch Scooby Do0? I remember watching the animated who-done-it show when I was a kid. It featured a quartet of teenage amateur detectives and their loyal, talking dog, Scooby-Doo, solving mysteries during each episode. One of the catchphrases the protagonist, Fred Jones (I bet you didn’t know he

    • January

      31

      2018
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    Enamel for Your Window Sill

    How’s the enamel on your window sill holding up? If you’re confused allow me to explain. Our teeth have enamel on them. Enamel is a highly mineralized substance that acts as a barrier to protect our teeth so they don’t get exposed to decay and rot out of our mouths. Our window sills should have

    • December

      21

      2017
    • 186
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    Winter is Here! Rescue Your Hoses and Spigots.

    Today is the first day of winter! With the falling temps, it’s a good idea to disconnect your garden hoses and cover the spigots to avoid frozen pipes. A frozen pipe inside your wall could do some serious damage. For all my realtor friends, if you have a vacant house on the market, it would

    • November

      22

      2017
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    When is it okay to install a water heater on an old used tire?

    I get this question from time to time, “Why should I use someone like you? A home inspector?” I’m going to show them the picture below from now on. This is why you should ALWAYS get a home inspection when you’re buying a house. Because sometimes people install water heaters on old used tires instead

    • November

      22

      2017
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    Baby, it’s Cold Outside- Home Inspection and the Fireplace

    I love the 1944 classic “Baby it’s Cold Outside” by Frank Loesser. Every time I hear,”Baby, it’s Cold Outside,” I think of a cozy fire on a cold and blustery night. The crackle of the red oak burning under flame is one of my favorite things to take in this time of season. Did you

    • July

      29

      2017
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    Vinyl Siding NOPES

    I inspected a home recently that had it’s vinyl siding installed incorrectly. As with any product, it must be installed according to manufacturer’s instructions so that it will provide long lasting pleasure and be covered under warranty. Some of the more common defects that I find with vinyl siding are improper clearance to roof materials,

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