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Home Inspection and Commercial Building Inspections, mold assessments including mold inspections and sampling, radon testing and water quality analysis in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

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2011 

Tennessee ranks Number 18 in CNBC rating for Top States for Business in 2011!  [Tennessee is tied with Florida for 2011] Each year CNBC ranks each state in the United States for their accessibility and business-friendly environment based on a series of metrics including Cost of Doing Business, Wo...
06/28/2011
Nashville Home Inspection - Lintel Plate Installation - What's Wrong With This Picture?  6.25.11 HINT:  Lintel Plates are the metal strip that should be installed across the top of exterior doors and windows.  Lintel plates should extend into the exterior surface above the door and/or window they...
06/26/2011
HABITEC announces another TREC-approved 6 credit Home Inspection Course for REALTORS in Middle Tennessee TENNESSEE HOME INSPECTION September 12, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS, 311 Butler Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37127 Contact:  Roshawnda Perry-Barlow roshawnda@mta...
06/15/2011
Nashville Home Inspection - Proximity of Tree to the Home - 6.13.11 Look at the picture below.  Is this OK? HINT:  Do tree limbs ever move? ANSWER:  Yes, tree limbs do move.  Even big ones.  Wind, snow, even rain (weight) can cause a tree limb to move.  This tree limb is easily in range of the ch...
06/14/2011
Nashville Home Inspection - Proximity of Vegetation to the Structure - 6.13.11 Look at the picture below.  Is this tree too close to the house? HINT: We should not try to live like the Swiss Family Robinson. ANSWER:  YES!  In this case the tree was there first and the homeowner actually built int...
06/14/2011
 Nashville Home Inspection - Electrical Installation - What's Wrong With This Picture?  6.11.11 HINT:  If you can see the romex cable at an exterior installation, it is probably a mistake.  ANSWER:  Actually, two things are wrong.  First, this electrical circuit probably is not designed to handle...
06/11/2011
Nashville Home Inspection - HVAC Vent Pipe Clearance - 6.11.11 Look at the HVAC furnace vent pipe below.  What's wrong with this picture? HINT:  Duct tape can burn.   ANSWER:  What you are looking at is a double wall B furnace vent pipe penetrating an attic floor.  Double wall B Vent pipe require...
06/11/2011
What do the following two pictures have in common?             ANSWER:  Look closely at both pictures.  The first one is the HVAC ductwork in an attic.  Notice a small box mounted on top of the ductwork.  We don't see these very often when we do home inspections. Now look closely at the HVAC regi...
06/02/2011
Nashville Home Inspection - Yucki Picture Alert!  Do you know what you are looking at? HINT:  These guys come out in droves in Nashville every 13 years. ANSWER:  Dead Cicada bugs!  Hundreds of them!  YUK!  All found laying on the driveway and swept up into this pile.  YUK!  But the birds and fish...
06/01/2011
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