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2010 

There's something screwy going.  I find myself saying that every once in a while during an inspection. I'm going through the house and happen upon some oddity that starts my head to hurting from me scratching my scalp in wonderment. Here is a great example of a head massaging moment. This screw j...
09/30/2010
  James Quarello2010 SNEC-ASHI PresidentNRSB #8SS0022JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC To find out more about our other high tech services click on the links below: Learn more about our Infrared Thermal Imaging & Diagnostics services. Learn more about our home energy audits, the Home Energy Tune...
09/29/2010
That title might be a slight exaggeration. Okay a big exaggeration, but I wanted to get your attention. For those individuals who have or had an oil heating system, you are undoubtedly familiar with the tank where the oil for your furnace is kept. Some are inside the house some are on the exterio...
09/28/2010
I seem to be running into electric service wire problems lately. On this Connecticut house there were two problems, one partially caused by the other. The first issue was the height of the service wire. Judging by the equipment it would appear this service was never high enough from day one. The ...
09/27/2010
Satellite dish antennae are a common sight these days on many homes. As a Connecticut home inspector I have developed a un-appreciation for the installers of these roof sails. I find more often than not poorly installed dishes and wiring. The installation method that drives me absolutely bonkers ...
09/26/2010
Since the picture I posted from yesterdays blog was a bit small and a long shot, I thought I would post some close ups of the fine examples of plumbing work.     This is the main waste pipe leaving the home. Nice reduction. If your asking where's the clean out, it can be found much further up the...
09/25/2010
The flip house, usually pretty on the inside, bad where it most matters. It's no secret what a house flippers goals are; buy a low priced "distressed" (POS) property, pretty it up for as little money as possible and then sell it for the most money possible. A simple plan, but in actuality it's of...
09/24/2010
A deck has to be one of the more sought after features in a home. Relaxing out on the deck on a nice morning enjoying your coffee is definitely one of life's simple pleasures. Unless the deck collapses, now it's a nightmare. Truly the likely hood of a deck falling while one or two people are on i...
09/23/2010
    James Quarello2010 SNEC-ASHI PresidentNRSB #8SS0022JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC To find out more about our other high tech services click on the links below: Learn more about our Infrared Thermal Imaging & Diagnostics services. Learn more about our home energy audits, the Home Energy Tu...
09/22/2010
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If you have been a member of Active Rain for a while you've probably run across Nutsy S. Wallenda, Steven Smith's certifried home inspection assistant. Nutsy's a self proclaimed adventurer, entrepreneur and all around mans man. He's without question quite an interesting character...at least in hi...
09/21/2010
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