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One of the most difficult aspects of inspections is trying to confirm information. Most times it merely can not be done. There are a plethora of reasons why validating data is so difficult or even impossible in the context of a two to three hour inspection. Mostly it has to do with time and locat...
What I find very interesting as a Connecticut home inspector is the diverse styles of homes I see. Just as diverse are the tastes of the people who buy homes. Some like new and modern, others like older or antique homes. They all have different appealing qualities. One phrase I hear time and agai...
Out of sight, out of mind, that's a very old cliché meaning what we don't see, we don't think about...until it's thrown up in our face. Yesterday I wrote about homes where owners prioritize aesthetics over function. In so doing create difficulties in maintaining important systems and even hazards...
I have been inspecting homes in Connecticut now for about 10 years. Wow where did the time go! Like any job after a while you acquire an intuition, a six sense about certain aspects of the work, in my case homes and their owners. Usually I get a feel for the property after walking around and sett...
The laundry is one home feature that has moved up the importance of location ladder over the years. I make this observation by what I have seen through my years of inspecting Connecticut homes. With older homes, the laundry is almost always in the basement, as homes get newer the laundry is often...
Often when someone asks us which way do we lean, they are referring to our opinion on some current issue or perhaps which political party one prefers. Leaning implies movement in one particular direction. The most famous example would have to be the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy. That building s...
Determination and persistence, ingredients to success or failure, these qualities at first glance wouldn't be perceived as ever leading to failure. Drive, perseverance, resolve, these are qualities we associate with winners. Yet can tremendous effort turn to fiasco? As a Connecticut home inspecto...
I was framed!, screams the allegedly innocent criminal as he is sentenced to hard time in every hokey crime drama. In my job as a Connecticut home inspector I'm interested in framing, not some innocent sap, the kind that makes up a home or building. Looking at an obviously reframed and sheathed g...
They say the devil is in the details. I always thought he was in a hot southern climate, but I may have been given bad information. Actually the work of a well skilled and conscientious professional can be seen in the level of detail, the little things, they put into any task they carry out. The ...
Exercise is a subject that seems to be on a lot of people's minds. I hear and see a great deal of conversation and print devoted to the topic.  Many home buyers I deal with often discuss where to put the exercise equipment. I know personally how difficult it can be to find space for a tread mill....

James Quarello

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