watseka home inspection: Perry Farm is a Winning Visit for the Family - 04/09/21 08:20 AM
Perry Farm is a winning visit for the family.
Bourbonnais Illinois is the home of the Perry Farm. Today it is listed by the National Park Service of the Dept of the Interior in the National Register of Historic Places. But it wasn't always like that. 
     In 1835, Thomas Durham moved his wife and family of five daughters and four sons to Bourbonnais Grove,IL, about 60 miles south of Chicago on property on the banks of the Kankakee River. He built a farmhouse and a three bay English barn and a horse barn. Legend is the farmhouse cellar was part of … (4 comments)

watseka home inspection: Another Story Hard to Believe, or is it? - 03/07/21 06:25 AM
See if you can guess which one of these things are fake. 1. Buyer shows up wearing bright blue, yellow, red, orange and purple fingernail polish. 2. Buyer has on a woman's diamond engagement ring on his ring finger. 3. A friend shows up and proceeds to pull a box of cards and dice and a clear plastic tube with 2 felt placemats out of his coat. The 2 of them play a game of Magic the Gathering on the kitchen island countertop. 4. The sewer line drains just fine and no water starts bubbling up into the basement through the … (4 comments)

watseka home inspection: Odd, It Was Easy To Be Thankful This Year - 11/26/20 07:11 AM
Odd, It was easy to be thankful this year. 
     I know it sounds crazy but there are so many things to be thankful for as this trying, agonizing, maddening, frustrating, sad, painful, distressing year comes to close. 
But as for business and the steady background of the corona virus, the business success far outpaced the virus. We are thankful for so many things, but our list would not be complete without these handful of events.
1. The PPP loan. Somehow we were able to take advantage of the PPP loan and get a much needed assist when the virus … (10 comments)

watseka home inspection: What are we Doing to Stay Safe? - 03/20/20 05:19 AM
What are we doing to stay safe? 
Our priority at this time is the safety of our inspection team, their families, their relatives, their neighbors, their friends, our clients, our realtor partners, and all of their families, friends, neighbors, relatives.  Basically, everyone that could possible be infected with the COVID-19 virus. With that in mind, we have instituted these rules for all inspections until we pass through this crisis.
We are requesting that only one person attend for the buyers, and best case is no one attends the inspection. We will call them in the evening after the report is sent to go … (7 comments)

watseka home inspection: Time Can be Your Best Friend, or NOT - 02/24/20 08:35 AM
Time can be your best friend, or NOT.
     Several years ago I wrote this blog post (https://activerain.com/blogsview/4620028/think-of-all-the-things-i-can-get-done-now-) about time being spent on things that weren't helping my business move forward. There were numerous time wasters that I would catch myself doing from time to time, and even sometimes knowing I had other things to do, would still waste a few minutes here and there going back to the time wasters. I suppose just knowing there is an issue with wasting time is the first step. "Hello, my name is Scott and I'm a time waster." I should have added, … (16 comments)

watseka home inspection: Water is Not Your Friend, Inside the Home - 12/29/19 05:34 AM
I've said it before...Water always wins and is not your friend inside your home.
This sump pump discharge jumped out at me the minute I saw it at my Bourbonnais Illinois Home inspection.
Matted down grass. Moss growing on the wall. Large opening where the pipe exits the wall. It took every ounce of willpower to not run inside the house and look at the interior wall, joists and plywood. The house next door had an elbow directing the water down into the drain pipe away from the house.

This house was a bit different. When the pump turned on, the … (5 comments)

watseka home inspection: Test Burn for the Fire Department?? - 12/02/19 04:42 PM
Test burn for the fire department?      One of the first inspections I ever did was about 10 years ago. A woman in a very small town south of my home called to tell me the village wanted to condemn her home she was trying to sell. It was vacant but she had a potential buyer, and he would be there to walk around during the inspection with me. She wanted to prove to the village the home should not be condemned.      The first thing I noticed when I pulled up to the house was there were no … (12 comments)

watseka home inspection: Don't Wait Until the Snow Flies - 12/01/19 08:59 AM
Did you remember to tuneup your furnace?  Winter has been pretty rough in Bourbonnais, Illinois so far this year. There are a few things that are worse than a furnace acting up in the middle of the winter, but for the life of me I can't think of any right now. Your furnace needs an annual checkup and if you put it off until now, you're asking for trouble. Waiting until the snow flies means you waited about 3 months too long. Now if you're depending on something like this old furnace to keep you warm through the winter, then you might want to invest in a … (5 comments)

watseka home inspection: I Guess 8 Was Enough - 11/19/19 12:17 PM
     I guess 8 was enough. I have always been thankful to have been from a big family. I am the oldest child in our family. I always wondered why my parents had this idea that they wanted to have 8 kids. None of us have ever had the thought about why other families we know only having one or two or a couple more children. We were always the big giant Seaton family. We always had to travel around with a station wagon, or a Volkswagon van. The oddest part of the whole thing is that both of our parents … (8 comments)

watseka home inspection: In My Past Life I..... - 10/26/19 05:27 AM
     In my past life I learned early on many the rights and wrongs of a home. I learned to have an eye for details. My Dad is an architect, so I was always wanting to be an architect. There was just one problem, I was not really good at math, or algebra. I worked at my dad's office as the copy machine boy for a few years putting spec books together and making blueprints. I remember taking off in the station wagon really early on Sunday mornings with my dad and we would just drive around town looking at … (9 comments)

watseka home inspection: I Think This Home Inspection Thing Might Work Out - 02/28/19 08:26 PM
I Think This Home Inspection Thing Might Work Out. I used to have a very steady and enjoyable job before I was a home inspector. I worked for Georgia Pacific Corporation which became Bluelinx. Most people thinks that's a railroad. It's not, it's a building materials distributor. I sold building materials to contractor lumber yards in Illinois and Indiana. Blulinx gave their outside salesmen every tool needed to be successful. In 2001 I was asked to join a group that serviced Home Depot stores. It was a new challenge and one I accepted. Late in 2006 there were rumors that the … (8 comments)

watseka home inspection: Winter is not Coming, It's here and it's Mad - 01/28/19 07:56 AM
 Winter is not Coming, It's here and it's Mad
Old Man Winter is here and he's here with a vengeance. It's Furnace Time! Winter was pretty rough in Bourbonnais, Illinois last year and it's even worse this year. There are a few things that are worse than a furnace acting up in the middle of the winter, but for the life of me I can't think of any right now. Your furnace needs an annual checkup and if you put it off until now, you're asking for trouble. Waiting until the snow flies means you waited about 3 months too long. Now if you're depending on something like … (1 comments)

watseka home inspection: Blessed to Have Him - 01/09/19 09:31 AM
Blessed to Have Him      I have been inspecting homes for new home buyers for about 8 years full time. I was doing inspections part time for a few years before that. I was always a one man shop until July of 2018. I have averaged 2 inspections a day Monday through Friday for the past 2 years. Over 500 inspections each year is enough to wear anyone out. All I was doing is inspecting and writing reports, sometimes working 18 hours a day from 5AM until midnight .        I was approached by a young man who I … (2 comments)

watseka home inspection: Your Monday Morning Motivator 4 9 18 - 04/09/18 06:42 PM
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watseka home inspection: Video- Buyer Beware of the Cheap Home Inspector - 01/19/18 05:03 PM
Please watch this short video and you'll
know why I offer Sewergard on every
inspection.
 
 
 
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watseka home inspection: New Year 2018 Morning Motivator - 01/02/18 10:40 AM
We are officially done with inspections for the year 2017 and have been extremely blessed to help so many people with their home purchase and achieving their piece of the American dream!
We can't thank our customers and agents enough for trusting us with such an important task and making 2017 such a great year! We look forward to an even better 2018 as your trusted inspection partner!!
Thank you everyone for everything and I vow to always do my best to make your inspection and value the best in the business!!! Happy New Year all with much love from the … (1 comments)

watseka home inspection: Your Monday Morning Motivator 11 27 17 - 11/26/17 08:00 AM
Play for more than you can afford to lose, and you will learn the game.                                                 Winston ChurchillYou know the game, now play for real and  this could be your best week ever.  Would you like a FREE CPE certification?  What is CPE?It's called Client Protection Expert  How can It Help YOU? Click this link for the course...  http://www.cpecertification.com/
 Watch the video below and then take the short 10-15 minute test and you will receive several free items that will benefit you and your clients as … (0 comments)

watseka home inspection: Everyone loves a great photo - 11/02/17 06:55 AM
I see a lot of crazy things during an inspection. But I also see some beautiful homes and I always marvel at the attention to detail a carpenter must have to build something so beautiful without the benefit of power tools or machinery. This was a difficult decision since there are so many good pictues I take. I have a file just for them called Home Inspection Beauty shots.This one is one of my favorites.
 
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watseka home inspection: Your Spooky Monday Morning Motivator - 10/30/17 08:33 AM
There is a great difference between knowing a thing and understanding it.                                                                                     Charles Kettering Take a few minutes and get certified with the CPE course and you will then know how to finish the best last quarter ever. Would you like a FREE CPE certification?  What is CPE? Client Protection Expert  How can It Help YOU? Click this link for the course...  http://www.cpecertification.com/
 Watch the video below … (0 comments)

watseka home inspection: Your Monday Morning Motivator 10 16 17 w/CPE Certification - 10/16/17 08:48 AM
Confidence is contagious and so is lack of confidence, and a customer will recognize both.                                                                                                    Vince Lombardi This CPE certification will help you close more deals. Use this advice, build confidence in your training and help make this your best week ever. Would you like a FREE CPE certification?  What is CPE? Client Protection Expert  How can It … (1 comments)

 
Scott  Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart! (SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Bourbonnais, IL

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