erby the lexington kentucky home inspector: Got a moldy spot in your ceiling? - 04/11/11 10:23 AM
Got a moldy spot in your ceiling. This could be the cause.
Keep an eye on your plumbing vent boot flashings. Cracks should be repaired before water damage and mold growth starts.

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erby the lexington kentucky home inspector: Buried Water Heaters! What! - 02/05/11 09:07 AM
Buried Water Heaters
The things some people do!
The crawl space was all I had left to do at this morning's Nicholasville Kentucky Home Inspection, but I hadn't found the water heater yet.  The crawl space entrance was kinda small but I've found an occasional water heater in the crawl space.

 
 
Figured that's where I might find this one and I was right.

 
There it was, the bottom covered in dirt, rusting away.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Here's a closer look.  The ground is wet.  Water rusts metal.
How long do you … (15 comments)

erby the lexington kentucky home inspector: How do you decorate your yard for Christmas? - Part 3 - 12/13/10 08:26 AM
Here's the next update in Erby - The Central Kentucky Home Inspector's yard decoration saga.  The creator is getting better every day.  It's given her something to focus on while recovering from her surgery.
 
The original:
Halloween in Central Kentucky wasn't quite so scary this year!
 
Part 1
How do you decorate your yard for Christmas? - Part 1  
Part 2
How do you decorate your yard for Christmas? - Part 2 At this stage, I just get to set and watch and mount them in the yard.  (How lucky can I be?)
 
Here's Part 3. 
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erby the lexington kentucky home inspector: Will YOU take a minute to say "Thank You" to the Troops? - 12/12/10 10:17 PM
If you go to this web site - www.LetsSayThanks.com - you can pick out a thank you card AND a nice message to send to one of our troops in Iraq. It will be printed and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. Here's the link to those companies that are supporting this operation. http://www.letssaythanks.com/Partners.aspx
 
 
It is FREE and it only takes a minute of your time (compared to HOW MUCH of theirs) Share this link with your friends! Say Thanks! to those who won't be spending this Christmas with their family so … (10 comments)

erby the lexington kentucky home inspector: Is your house wearing it's seat belt? - 11/18/10 09:36 AM
As I was writing another blog this morning
Do you snicker when Inspectors mention anti-tip brackets?
I used one of my favorite analoogies about a lot of the stuff I find when performing Central Kentucky Home Inspections.
I decided it rated a blog of it's own, so here it is!
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A lot of the stuff home inspectors find wrong is like the seat belt in your car.  You hope you never ever need it, but there's a good enough chance that we will need it, so we wear it when we drive.
When you're driving down the road and suddenly … (9 comments)

erby the lexington kentucky home inspector: Do you snicker when Inspectors mention anti-tip brackets? - 11/18/10 12:35 AM
Yeah, I've seen it a lot.  I mention the missing anti-tip bracket on the kitchen stove and the Realtors just rolls their eyes and snicker.
Here's why I mention it!
No Charges To Be FiledIn Toddler's Death   Little kids sitting or pushing on the open oven door can cause the stove to tip over on them.  So can setting a large heavy pan on the oven door.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sears learned the hard way!!
Sears Settles "Stove Tipping" Class Action Lawsuit
But, most times when I mention it to the buyer's, realtors … (7 comments)

erby the lexington kentucky home inspector: Will Carbon Monoxide kill YOU this year! - 11/12/10 11:31 PM
Once again winter is almost upon us. As we enjoy these last few days of Indian Summer (what beautiful weather that's been) it's past time to get our gas furnaces checked to ensure we can survive the cold in comfort.
BUT, it's also time to ensure that we have working carbon monoxide detectors in our homes if there is a carbon monoxide source in the home. 
Carbon monoxide can poison you with a great amount in a short time frame or a low amount in a long time frame.  A lot of people who think they have flu symptoms are actually … (3 comments)

erby the lexington kentucky home inspector: USMC - Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps - 11/09/10 01:40 PM
In just a few hours it will be November 10th, 2010.
On November 10th, 1775 (235 years ago) the United States Congress created the greatest fighting force on earth.  The United States Marine Corps.

Please join me in wishing the United States Marine Corps a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a big thank you for being there for us.
"Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share!" Ned Dolan
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world.  But the Marines don't have that problem."  Ronald Reagan
Have you seen:  … (2 comments)

 
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