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2011 

Tomorrow begins October, a month most people, particularly children associate with ghouls, goblins and fiends. All though around where I live some of the big people really get into the spirit. One reason I can see why most everyone enjoys the spooky fun is we all like to be scared…as long as we k...
09/30/2011
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Looking around us there is a unique allure in the simplest forms. Man can scuplt, paint, create, nature just is. Formed from the earth, grown in her womb, an ancient beauty.   James QuarelloConnecticut Home Inspector2010 - 2011 SNEC-ASHI PresidentNRSB #8SS0022JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC To ...
09/28/2011
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When I was a boy my mother would tell me fairly often, to this day I can’t reason why, to clean my room. I never thought it was that messy. Sure there were a few things out of place, yes my clothes did belong in the laundry hamper, but I knew exactly where everything was…most of the time. In the ...
09/26/2011
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A funny quip I have been hearing for as long as I can remember goes; I bet it looked good on paper. Meaning something is a piece of junk and it has or will predictably fail miserably. As a Connecticut home inspector, I see good (?) concept, bad execution way too frequently. No where do I tend to ...
09/25/2011
Like stealing a cookie from the cookie jar,when you do something wrong, eventually the dastardly deed to comes to light. As a home inspector here in Connecticut, I find my fair share of cookie thief’s. During a recent home inspection on an antique home, I noted a stainless steel liner inside one ...
09/23/2011
I was reading Michael Thornton’s featured post WDO’s…when it occurred to me about a difference between inspection terminologies. I first heard the term WDO (wood destroying organism) way back in home inspection school. One of my classmates was from Washington State where they use the term WDO. Si...
09/22/2011
It is said the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. That is certainly true…on paper. In the real world it is often impossible to reach point B from point A directly unless you happen to be a bird. One must use the best route available. That path may not be the most direct or t...
09/21/2011
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Recently at an inspection I was greeted at the door by the homeowner who also happens to be a real estate agent. I know her and during our conversation she let it be known she has been in the business for over thirty years. The reason her longevity was brought up, there is just about always a rea...
09/20/2011
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The gutter, a word often associated with negative connotations. As in lying in the gutter, which by the way was, according to Oscar Wilde, a place where some folks prefer look at the stars. Really the lowly gutter is an important part of a drainage system. Its job is to simply collect water and d...
09/19/2011
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Venturing through the forest, you happen upon brilliance amid a homogeneous landscape. A fleeting bright buoy in an ocean of similarity, different, distinct. Would you dare to be?    James QuarelloConnecticut Home Inspector2010 - 2011 SNEC-ASHI PresidentNRSB #8SS0022JRV Home Inspection Services, ...
09/18/2011
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