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2009 

            One of the key issues in energy efficiency is the insulation of your home. Proper insulation levels will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. When properly insulated this will be achieved more efficiently, thus at a lower energy cost for the homeowner.        ...
02/16/2009
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  Most of us know that mold can be bad for your health. Don't get me wrong, there are also good molds. But, in general, the type that can be growing in your home may have adverse effects on your health. The first step we should be taking in controlling mold is to control moisture. This can be don...
02/16/2009
The weather in this area has been unseasonably warm for the last week or so. With this great weather can come alot of water realted problems in your home. Lets take a look at some of the issues I have noticed this past week. One huge problem is misplaced downspout extensions. These sometimes beco...
02/11/2009
  I run into this scenario at least twice a week. I have to say, it is really starting to wear thin on my last nerve. That’s not in the contract. Hold on, and you will see what I am getting at here. Most offers nowadays are dependent upon the “home inspection.” The buyer has a certain amount of t...
02/09/2009
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This weekend I had the pleasure of doing some open water fishing and ice fishing in the same weekend. That does not happen very often in February around here. On Saturday, I managed to land absolutely no fish. My fishing partners hauled in several small catfish though, so we considered the day to...
02/09/2009
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As I was filling my truck with gas the morning, I saw the most pathetic display of disrespect. I watched a woman pull in to fill her car also. She had her kids strapped in the back, and one was screaming to high heaven. She filled her car, and went inside to pay. Why not just use the swiper on th...
02/05/2009
Can you come up with 5 reasons why a potential client should use your service, rather than someone else? If you cannot, off the top of your head, answer this question, they will use someone else.We are basically asked this question every day, when that price shopper, or technical speaking guy cal...
02/03/2009
That is a question I absolutely hate to hear from a client or a real estate agent. As an inspector, I am not their to PASS or FAIL a home. I am simply there to give a snapshot of the home at that particular point in time. Yes, some homes do have some issues, but most can be remedied. Whether a b...
02/03/2009
                     When you are in the inspection phase of your home buying transaction, there are several items that need to be done before the inspection.In this article I will list and explain these items for a seller, buyer, and a realtor. With this information, you will be more prepared fo...
02/03/2009
Does anyone know how to link my blog to Scribefire?   What are API URL's and how do I know what mine is? That is where my problem is coming from. Thanks.
02/03/2009
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