Michael's View ~ Nashville Home Inspections & Other Articles of Interest

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This blog site contains information about property inspections and areas of interest in Brentwood, TN; Franklin, TN; Nashville, TN; and Davidson and Williamson Counties of Middle Tennessee.



Close, but no Cigar...                  Back when I was a kid, I picked up the saying, "Close is good in horse shoes and hand grenades". Well, close in those areas is okay but it can be good in weight loss too. As today is Rodger Mucci's weigh-in day for those who want to "Take it off in the Rain...
Panel Wiring 101...     As a licensed home inspector for the State of TN, there are guidelines that we must follow when inspecting a property. I cannot speak for other home inspectors in other states as each state, if licensed, has their own guidelines for inspecting. Here in Tennessee we must op...
Dryer Safety...                  Much as been written and posted Active Rain and the Internet about dryers, dryer venting and why proper venting for these appliances is so important. Dryers are disasters just waiting for a place to happen. For most, once installed, they are one of those items tha...
Weight Loss Is Not Always Measured in Pounds...                  Last month I started several journeys. They were all intertwined to make the person I want to become. One of these journeys was health, strength and weight loss.     For the last 3 weeks, the scale has bounced from 195 to 198 which ...
A Little Conphused...     Just when I think I have seen every error message that there is to see here in ActiveRain, I get presented with a new twist. At this morning's log in, ActiveRain went off into NaNa land and sent me this response...      Now I'm really conphused. But then, at my age, conp...
Color Coordinating...                  Every now and then I run across a home owner who likes to color coordinate. While color coordinating is okay, there are some things, such as outlets, that should be left alone. This is definitely not a good idea and especially when it comes to GFCI outlets. ...
WDO's...                  Reporting on WDO's (Wood Destroying Organisms) by home inspectors varies from State to State. In Tennessee, home inspectors are not required to conduct pest infestation inspections as this is a separate inspection conducted by licensed pest control companies. However; wh...
Fuse Boxes - Are They Safe?                  Many older properties still have fuse boxes. While, these antiquated devices are okay, fuse panels, unless altered can be deemed safe. I consult my clients to consider replacing these with modern devices. Here's why:      Older style fuse boxes serve t...
Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder...     Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long... We keep moving forward. Opening new doors and doing new things, because we are curious… And, curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.      ~ Walt Disney      I often feel it is...
(not so) Speechless Sundae...                 Ah-h-h-h snow. Something we have but seen a dusting of in this winter that wasn't. To me, snow is Mother Nature's blanket. It can be beautiful to look at while it covers the ground with its soft, velvety layer of white. It has the ability to transform...

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