Connecticut Home Inspection Blog

Follow me
By
Home Inspector - JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - HOI 394

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2012 

30 Comments
Stranger than fiction or so it's said. As a home inspector in Connecticut, I happen upon the strange and unusual, and dare I say innovative, at least several times a month. The mind it is also said works in strange and unusual ways or am I mixing up my adages. No matter, the creativity of people ...
07/30/2012
32 Comments
Being a home inspector means that I am not an specialist in any one area. Home inspectors are generalist. Now there are some inspectors I know that hold trade licenses and therefore would be considered an expert. That would not be me however. Since I am a generalist, I have to be careful not trea...
07/26/2012
52 Comments
I was recently contacted by a homeowner who was seeking direction and advice on maintaining his home. He was in a quandary over suggestions he had received related to preventing ice damming. His concern stemmed not from the snow and ice damming that occurred around the area in the winter of 2010 ...
07/24/2012
Inspecting the exterior portion of a townhouse style condo recently, I noticed a few bright streamers attached to the corner of the building flapping in the early morning breeze. My first thought was, someone has left their Christmas decorations up a little long. As I walked around the exterior I...
07/22/2012
As the warmth of spring transitions to summer, the sun steadily climbs to its apex in the sky. Temperate becomes torrid. Relief is sought. Back yard swimming pools and pulsing sprinklers echo with the delighted screams of children, free from their academic duties for the time. The incessant whir ...
07/21/2012
29 Comments
Recycling or reusing materials like plastics or glass is certainly nothing new. Everyone is familiar with recycling bins and checking containers for the plastic number. Recycling has however grown from paper and glass into a diversified list of products. E waste being one of the newer trends, a r...
07/18/2012
13 Comments
Dumb and dangerous, that could describe so many "activities". Of course it all so depends on your point of view. Climbing mount Everest might be considered by some as dumb and dangerous. To the mountaineer, it's a challenge that has a high element of danger. It is indeed a subjective view. There ...
07/16/2012
19 Comments
I believe it is assumed by most homebuyer's that the home inspector will be inspecting the roof. This would be a very logical assumption since the Home Inspection Standards of Practice for Connecticut include the roof covering. The roof also happens to be one of the biggest concerns for the major...
07/14/2012
12 Comments
Cool has for generations of young and old alike pretty much means basically the same thing. From the Fonz to Ferris Bueller cool means popular, awesome, groovy, wicked or fly. When something ain't too cool, it's not okay. With the temperatures in the 90s lately here in Connecticut, cool also mean...
07/06/2012
10 Comments
Ah summer, a time for campfires and barbeques. There is nothing quite like cooking over an open flame in the great outdoors. Its hard to beat the flavor enhancement of wood smoke. When the cooking is done and the meal has been eaten, it is time for desert. When there is a camp fire going or even ...
07/04/2012
Rainmaker
683,909

James Quarello

Connecticut Home Inspector
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention