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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
Geeze, how many blogs have we posted about shoddy work, contractors or sub contractors not completing work or covering something up with caulk or paint and trying to slide it by the buyer? It is imperative to go back behind workers to insure they have done the things you ask them to do correctly!...
I done an inspection the other day on a house that the owner/seller attended. I don't mind that, I really don't, as long as they let me do my job and report to my client without interference. IMHO the seller should not be there, it can lead to uncomfortable situations and sometimes the seller fee...
It happens oh so often. I go to a home for an inspection and find things that make me say to myself "What the heck were they thinking?" I mean, how do they come up with this stuff, and at what point do they rationalize in their head that makes them think, "This is a great idea"The other day I ran...
We learned a long time ago that plumbing must be vented to allow smooth flow through the drain pipes. The way architecture is in our world today; people are putting water fixtures and sinks everywhere! The problem was the venting. Conventional wisdom had them running up the walls and through the ...
A man boarded an airplane and took his seat. As he settled in, he glanced up and saw the most beautiful woman boarding the plane. He soon realized She was heading straight towards his seat. As fate would have it, she took the seat right beside his. Eager to strike up a conversation he blurted out...
Thievery, poaching, banditry, purloining... happens quite often on construction sites. Builders have to deal with this, homes they are building cannot be locked up and secured till the windows and doors are installed. Sad, but true. Some Contractors will hire a security service to patrol the area...
Every Home Inspector must go into the attic area, if one exists and has a access to do it. Going up into a strange attic can be an adventure sometimes, and sometimes you see some nifty stuff! Sometimes, you get a good laugh, and sometimes there is some head shaking. I always lead the way with my ...
Chimneys, a large percentage of homes have them. They provide a means of exhaust for our fireplaces, and free standing stoves. They usually protrude through the roof, or on the side of the house that still protrudes through the eaves area of the roof. That is why it's so important that they be fl...
Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's Christmas Party. Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like alcohol at all. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong.   Jack had t...
I did an inspection on a home that was over 50 years old the other day. It is in a popular area of town called Nob Hill. It is a college like atmosphere, not far from UNM (University of New Mexico). Very old historic community, a lot of the homes there have been restored, remodeled, some of them ...

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