• November

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      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,

    • July

      16

      2017
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    You Shall Not Pass! The Gandalf of Gasketless Two Piece Pipe Boot Repair Systems

    Homeowners, has this situation ever happen to you? Eye rolling? Shaking your head? A deep sigh of frustration? Yes, these would be natural reactions to learning our favorite sports teams are losing or have lost a game. These are also common responses homeowners have to seeing a water stain on their ceiling. Stay with me.

    • July

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      2017
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    Happy 4th of July!

    As we celebrate the birth of our country with friends and family, I wanted to wish all of you a Happy Fourth! Be safe!

    • June

      3

      2017
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    The Best of What Might Be- A Home Maintenance Checklist for Summer

    If spring is the start of new beginnings then the words of American short-fiction author, Charles Bowden, is apropos to the approaching changing of the season on June 20th, “Summer is always the best of what might be.” Summer is just a few weeks away. There are always a number of tasks for homeowners to complete

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