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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
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Well, about this time of year everybody has been using their air conditioners, it's getting hot out there! Here in the southwest area of the country where it's drier and less humidity, people use evaporative or "swamp" coolers to cool their house.Swamp coolers are much cheaper to operate, provide...
06/08/2016
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A couple weeks ago I did an inspection on a house with a flat low sloped roof with gravel over it for UV protection. They are usually a torched down, hot asphalt covering then they spread the gravel so our beautiful sun does not fry and dry out the roofing material. They are very common here sinc...
06/06/2016
We have so many choices when it comes to TV entertainment these days! Why, we can even go the old school route with a HD antenna.... you may only get some local channels, but it's free! Well, except for the antenna investment. Also, we have many cable choices as well. And, we have the satellite d...
05/02/2016
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Well.... sometimes just when you think you've seen it all, something really sweet comes along to make you smile. I mean, a little humor in your day can make it less stressful, and make the day go by in a different frame of mind. Or, sometimes you see stuff and say, "what the..." Last Friday was o...
04/25/2016
Happy Easter to all my Active Rain friends and their families!! **************************************************************************
03/27/2016
During a recent inspection here in the beautiful city of Albuquerque New Mexico, I ran across a home that had a handy dandy back porch cover! The rear of the house was facing the south so the rear sliding glass doors were letting in a bunch of direct sunlight I'm sure. So the handy dandy man gets...
03/21/2016
Life as a Home Inspector can be a challenging one, we see all kinds of cool stuff, some amazing stuff, and some things are always good for a chuckle or even a rip roaring laugh! You just don't know, and they all are different! That's what makes it so interesting. The other day I inspected a home ...
03/14/2016
We get hail events here all the time. I would venture to say that for every rain storm event, there is a good probability that it will hail. Hail is a form of precipitation that falls from the sky as pellets of ice. The pellets can range in size from small pea-sized pellets, to hailstones as larg...
02/29/2016
I did this inspection a couple weeks ago, I'm sure not everybody knows what an Evaporative or Swamp Cooler is.  An evaporative cooler (or swamp cooler) cools the indoor air using evaporation.  It lowers the dry-bulb temperature of the indoor air. They have pads that are wet with water running thr...
02/25/2016
I did an inspection last week on a house that has been a rental for some time. I could tell when I was driving up it was going to be a lovely couple hours ahead of me. The place looked run down, as did the others in the surrounding area. I noticed that the attic access was on the gable end of the...
02/22/2016
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