texas: Hard Water and the Little Problems It Can Cause - 09/24/10 04:12 PM
Hard Water and the Little Problems It Can Cause
As a home inspector in the Austin, Texas area I run across problems caused by hard water all the time.  Around here hard water is normally due to elevated levels of calcium in the water.  Since the Texas Hill Country is an area with heavy concentrations of limestone it is easy to understand why our water is so hard.  
Limestone is, after all, calcium carbonate or CaCO3.  All that calcium ends up in out water supply where it can wreak havoc on our plumbing pipes and our fixtures. 
The fixtures in the pictures … (9 comments)

texas: I Love It When I Make It To The Top - 09/19/10 04:56 PM
I Love It When I Make It To The Top.  When I do I usually take a picture just to prove I was there! 
As a home inspector in the Austin area I get to walk on top of a lot of people's homes and I love it!  Sometimes I can't believe people pay me to do this.  As a kid, my friends and I could be found climbing on something almost every day, and that includes other people's roofs.  We did this quite often during super charged games of hide and seek. 
Now that I'm in my 40s I somtimes … (4 comments)

texas: Are You Ready to Feel the Burn?? - I Sure Wasn't - 09/16/10 01:55 PM
Are You Ready to Feel the Burn?? - I Sure Wasn't
As a Home Inspector in Austin, Texas I end up in some fairly precarious places.  I mean steep roofs, crawl spaces and attics can present hazards that many people don't encounter in their daily routine.
Last week while doing a Home Inspection in Austin Texas I got burned.....literally.  As I entered the attic I accidentally touched an exposed 100 watt light bulb with the inside of my arm.
When I do a home inspection I call out all exposed bulbs no matter where they are.  Exposed light bulbs get extremely hot, … (5 comments)

texas: Are You Ready for Some Football - Georgetown Eagle Style! - 09/02/10 05:13 AM
Are You Ready for Some Football - Georgetown Eagle Style!
Even though it doesn't feel like it fall is just around the corner.  And, fall means Football Season for millions around the country.  Some like to sit and watch while others like to get out there and play.
The Georgetown High School Football teams in Georgetown, Texas are revved up and ready to take all comers.  I thought it would be a great idea to post their schedule.  I hope to see y'all out at the games!
Georgetown Eagle Varsity Football Schedule
Date                      School                             Location                          Time

Thanks for Checking in nad … (1 comments)

texas: Inspection Picture of the Day - No Trap, Rust and lots of ..... Stuff - Home Inspection in Austin, Texas - 03/26/10 10:35 PM
Inspection Picture of the Day - No Trap, Rust and lots of ..... Stuff from a Home Inspection in Austin, Texas
In the course of my duties as a Home Inspector I run into lots of Stuff!  One thing I have to contend with on most every inspection I conduct is clutter.  And, one of the most popular places for clutter is under the sinks. 
I don't know why but these secluded spots are most often overlooked when people decide to sell their home.  As a result, it seems, more stuff gets crammed under the sink than gets taken out.
Here are … (49 comments)

texas: Wine Barrel Furniture in Georgetown, Texas from the Fine Folks at Cedarstone Ranch - 03/25/10 05:19 PM
Wine Barrel Furniture in Georgetown, Texas from the Fine Folks at Cedarstone Ranch

As many of you know, I'm in the home inspection game.  One of the perks of my job is getting to meet and in many cases, befriend many of my clients. 
Today I was blessed with another opportunity to inspect a beautiful home in Georgetown, Texas.  It just so happened that today my client's children and our children attend the same school, Community Montessori School.  So, I knew (of) H.L. and Mindy Fahnestock but never really got to know them. Had I known more about them I … (5 comments)

texas: Spring Brings Lots of New Homes to Pleasant Valley in Georgetown, Texas - 03/25/10 04:04 PM
Spring Brings Lots of New Homes to Pleasant Valley in Georgetown, Texas
Pleasant Valley is located on the southern edge of Georgetown, Texas.  It is situated along FM1460 just north of Inner Loop Road and the Rabbit Hollow Subdivision.  For many years this area sat as unused farmland.  But, a few years ago a developer and his partners purchased the property and tied it into the original phase of the Pleasant Valley neighborhood.  Their goal....great new homes on spacious lots!
About the time that the developer was placing the utilities and other infrastructure necessary for new home construction my wife and I … (1 comments)

texas: Cozy 1 / None in Georgetown, Texas - 02/03/10 02:15 PM
Cozy 1 / None located in Georgetown, Texas
This beautiful unit is move in ready and is sure to bring smiles and many years of happiness to the new owners!
 
Each year Community Montessori School in Georgetown, Texas holds a gala event to help raise money for need-based students.  The evening will include a full-course meal from Gumbo's, a cash bar, entertainment by Manny the Sax Cat, a poker tournament, live and silent auctions and a fantastic student art gallery.
Proceeds from this event fund the Rebecca Lowe Financial Assistance Program which provides full and partial tuition waivers to families who qualify for … (2 comments)

texas: Free Immunization Clinic in Georgetown, Texas - 01/31/10 01:48 PM
The Rec Center in Georgetown, Texas will be hosting a FREE Immunization Clinic on Friday February 12th from 10:00 Am to 2:00 PM.  Details are posted online. 
Please remember to get the little ones and anyone else is a high risk category immunized.  H1N1 vaccinations are going to be available for folks 6 months of age or older.  They will also have the TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) for folks who are between 19 and 64 years of age.
I know that vaccinations are sometimes a heated topic of debate.  For those so inclined, here is a gentle reminder to go get … (1 comments)

 
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