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2011 

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We all listen; hear to the sounds around us every waking moment. Some of those sounds include people talking to us. Listening also means to heed. As in heed a warning. Home inspectors are people who as part of what we do give people advice and or warn them about potential dangers that exist in th...
07/23/2011
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Over the last few days there has been a recurring theme with the houses I have inspected. A theme may in this case, or perhaps in most cases, be just another word for coincidence. The thing the homes have in common are water in the basement. Now when you have a problem with water in the basement,...
07/22/2011
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One of the biggest fears I find with anyone buying a home is does the basement have water. No one wants water in their basement, not even a teeny bit. I personally have had two homes that have had water in the basement. It ain’t no fun. The other afternoon I was inspecting a small cape in an area...
07/21/2011
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Summer has settled into Connecticut over the past week. The continuous hot and humid weather make for a lazy daze. Finding a nice shaded spot next to a cool running brook is about all the exercise expended in the heat of the day. Pull up a log, dip in your toes while watching the trout and frogs ...
07/20/2011
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fin·ished [fínnisht] adj 1.  Done well: produced and completed with skill and professionalism  When we take on a task, we aim to complete the job in a satisfactory manner. Homeowners take pride in their properties and I surely believe desire any work done, either by them or by contractors, to ref...
07/19/2011
The week has come to and end or is just beginning depending on how you like to look at the calendar. No matter how you see it, today is Sunday, a day to slow down and relax. Morning is a great time to sit out on the deck and watch the sun chase away the shadows with a cup of coffee listening to t...
07/17/2011
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We learn as children the power of the sun to burn our skin. Early in the summer, skin pasty white from under the cover of winter clothes, we are ripe for broiling. Looking like little ghosts, we head out into the warm and inviting sunlight, barely covered or almost bare, merrily running around wh...
07/16/2011
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Problems, we all have them every day. Most are fairly small and easy to fix. Others drive you to the edge of insanity. We all have things that get under our skin, that really tweak us or "push our buttons". I have a love hate relationship with technology, most notably with computers. I have been ...
07/15/2011
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Many, many homes in Connecticut have brick and mortar chimneys. Many of these chimneys also have problems. A good portion of those problems are due to what has been going up the chimney. In Connecticut many homes use oil for heat. Before that coal. I still find old coal burning boilers in use tha...
07/13/2011
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One of the more prevalent reasons I believe people choose condo living is the burden of maintaining the exterior falls on some one else. No painting, cutting the grass or shoveling snow. That sounds good to me. What I find many times inspecting condos is some things on the exterior are attached t...
07/12/2011
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