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2012 

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It’s funny how ones attention can become so intently focused on something, that a maelstrom can be occurring a few feet away and it can go completely unnoticed. The other day while inspecting an attic I was making my way back towards the entrance looking for the plumbing vent penetrations. The cl...
01/30/2012
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If I had a dime for every time I heard it said, “they don’t make things like they used to”, I’d be retired lounging on a warm beach sipping a tall, frosty adult beverage. The previous statement is supposed to mean everything built today or at least the subject of the declaration is inferior to so...
01/29/2012
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On a Sunday not long ago these two girls found a wild tunnel to skate through. Or maybe it's just their dad having a little fun with the lens.     James QuarelloConnecticut Home InspectorFormer SNEC-ASHI PresidentNRSB #8SS0022JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC To find out more about our other high...
01/29/2012
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Zzzzzzip, that sound means your pants are secure, your jacket and you are ready to head out into the cold or that silky black dress is seconds from hitting the floor. When we say something is “zipped up tight” we take it to mean all is safe and sound. Houses are not zipped together, at least not ...
01/28/2012
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There are times when we put forth our best effort and come up short of our goal. If it’s a personal goal, we have usually disappointed no one but ourselves. When working / playing on a team, it can be a let down for the entire group. Reminds me of the kicker from the game on Sunday. Who would wan...
01/26/2012
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Enough, adequate, sufficient, can be interpreted differently by each person you ask, making “enough” a some what subjective term. Enough cake for one person might be half of a double layer chocolate velvet cake, for another just a sliver. In other instances the opinions are probably going to be m...
01/24/2012
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What we see in our world may be at times an illusion, a trick. Magicians make a living out of tricking our eyes, really our brains into believing something that has not actually happened. In life we may have the misfortune of being duped by a real life “magician”, a conman or just someone dishone...
01/24/2012
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There are times when inspecting a home that I find something that has been installed with several things wrong. It almost becomes a comedy of errors, except it’s not funny when those errors have the potential to cause harm. Take for example a water heater. Water heaters look pretty harmless stand...
01/23/2012
As we journey through life, we are every day making connections on several different levels. In our personal lives we connect we our loved ones and friends on an emotional and intellectual level. In our businesses or work we make connections that help us accomplish our tasks and be successful. On...
01/22/2012
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The first thing most people notice about a home is usually referred to as the curb appeal. An integral part of the appeal is the landscaping. Beautiful blooms and striking shrubs intertwined with walks and accents draws one in like a moth to a flame. Looking with an inspector’s eye I often see la...
01/19/2012
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