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Radon educated realtors - 02/27/10 11:05 AM
How much do realtors know about radon? I had a realtor call the other day and when I asked if his client would like the home tested for radon ,he replied " We don't have much of that around here". Are you kidding?! I tested home in that area with very high levels. This area of the country has the highest levels.I can test one house and the one next to it will have totally different levels.Oviously he has not had much education on the subject of Radon. I didn't want to argue with him because he was price checking for (2 comments)
sunny days are nice - 02/27/10 10:05 AM
I have noticed that I get much more calls when the sun is out. I tends to make people more active and productive.We have had snow on the groud here since November and our first snow was on the last day of summer.I have had to go back to inspections days later to see if the snow melted off the roof so it could be inspected.I am ready for spring! ...of course I have 2 inspections Monday and the forcast isfor snow with a high of 36. guess I should go skiing
A big glob of caulk - 02/20/10 08:21 AM
I inspected a house for a client about a year ago,now. The home was nice and no major issues. Three months later the client, a recently divorced mother,called to have me inspect another home. The financing fell through on the first deal.The 5 year old house was in decent shape with a few minor issues.A few weeks later, I get a call from the Realtor asking if I could look at the plumbing again and refer a plumber, because the contractor had been out three times to fix the leaking tub spigot ,that I had reported on,and kept charging the client (3 comments)
Elecrical safety - 02/13/10 10:30 AM
Electricity is an essential part of our lives. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely, if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused. Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485 Americans each year and injure 2,305 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures and appliance defects, but many more are caused by the misuse and poor maintenance of electrical appliances, incorrectly installed wiring, and overloaded circuits and extension cords. Some safety tips to remember: Never use anything but the proper fuse to protect a circuit. (2 comments)
Home and Garden show - 02/09/10 04:48 PM
There is a huge Home and Garden show at Island Grove Park in Greeley, on Feburary 26, 27, 28th. This is the 27th annual show and there is always a big turn out. 20,000+ people. There will be lots of vendors, give aways and workshops. Free admission. Sposored by the Greeley Tribune. (0 comments)
High radon levels - 02/07/10 10:09 AM
I just picked up a radon test last week from a home in Platteville, Co. The results were 26.4 pCi/L. The EPA recommends that you take action at levels over 4 pCi/L. It was a little sad for me because the occupants did not know what radon is and they had the basement set up as a play area for the children. High Radon levels are totally fixable and not as expensive as a lot of other concerns that may get noted on an inspection.(carpet,roof ect..) I am glad they are now aware and can test their next home before moving (2 comments)
Seller's Pre-Listing Inspections - 02/05/10 09:12 AM
Seller's Pre-Listing Inspections Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways: It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third party. It helps you to price your home realistically. It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that ... Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later. There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy Permit. You have the time to get reasonably priced (1 comments)
Brian Persons Earns Certified Master Inspector® Designation - 02/02/10 09:02 AM
Brian Persons Earns Certified Master Inspector® Designation Greeley, Colorado, Front Range Home Inspections is pleased to announce that Brian Persons is now credentialed as a Certified Master Inspector (CMI)®, which is the inspection industry's top professional designation. The Master Inspector Certification Board has awarded Brian Persons for demonstrating a high level of competency by completing 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or hours of inspection-related Continuing Education (combined) in His lifetime, for having been in the inspection business for at least three years, for agreeing to abide by the industry's toughest Code of Ethics, for substantially following a Board-approved Standards of Practice, and for submitting to a criminal background check. Brian Persons wishes to thank his clients and (0 comments)
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