There really are perfect homes,well almost! by Stephen Gladstone President of Stonehollow Fine Home Inspections, Inc.

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Home Inspector with Stonehollow Fine Home Inspections & Testing

See our website at www.stonehollow.com Home Inspections and Environmental testing in lower Fairfield County CT and Westchester NY.

Geesh... We came very close yesterday,,, Rosemary and Joe in the Springdale section of Stamford own a beautiful townhouse cluster home and they have maintained the home almost to the sink strainer . They win this years award for an almost perfect inspection. The almost sad list of needs amounted to only:

One non-functioning gfci 

One loose sink faucet  

One missing electric gem box cover  

An oversized filter in the high efficiency furnace (and because of that the cover was off) This will reduce a/c and heat efficiency as it will suck heat or cold seasonally from air in the attic. 

Add weatherstripping on the door to the garage and eave space.  

Sand a rubbing bathroom door.

I thought I'd gone to heaven...and of course because it was a pre-listing inspection there wasn't even a realtor to receive the good news.

Oh well,

Great job guys. Congratulations, and I'm awarding them a pair of "Around the House with Steve Gladstone" T shirts.

 Steve Gladstone

 

 

 

 

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D.J Skelding
Safeguard Inspection Services, Inc. - Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Home Inspections
It's nice to see folks that take pride in their homes eh!  I was fortunate to of inspected a similar property recently too and the seller, who'd lived their for 30 years, was onsight to give my buyer lots of home history.  He provided past maintenance experiances, including the warranties, told him how to maintain the inground pool, and even told him about the flower, strawberry and aspargus gardens.  Was a great experiance for everyone involved and sure made my job easier to boot.
May 20, 2007 10:04 AM #1
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Peter M . Christopher
Fairfield County Home Inspection LLC - Fairfield, CT
Residential & Commercial Inspections in
Steve you guys are a class act. You are still educating me a year and 6 month later. Do youknow the saying teacher beware? Love your radio show. Jim G is now doing one. Have a great week end and please tell Mark and Sandy hello.
May 24, 2007 03:43 PM #2
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Stephen Gladstone
Stonehollow Fine Home Inspections & Testing - Stamford, CT

Thanks guys...

This couple was a pleasure.  They listen to me on the radio religiously each week. Iam always amazed by the loyalty of my listeners. I just try to make the show fun.

Peter: Jim G. - you mean Gallagher in Fairfield?  What station...when...

Steve

May 24, 2007 11:57 PM #3
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Jim Watzlawick
Watz Home Inspections - Algonquin, IL
Watz Home Inspections
It is rare but is nice to find well maintained home once in a while.
May 26, 2007 06:49 AM #4
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Donald Sutherland
Marathon Constructors Inspection Services - Seward, AK
Inspector-Seward, Alaska

Stephen,

I did an inspection on a two year old home with only two issues, one non-functioning smoke detector, and "duck" tape falling of heating ducts.

Alaska Don

May 26, 2007 08:51 AM #5
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Stephen Gladstone
Stonehollow Fine Home Inspections & Testing - Stamford, CT

 

A two year old home should have little or no problems.  Duct tape peeling is typical...your supposed to use duct sealant not duct tape.  I've found smoke alarmss with the orange dust protector still taped to it 10 years after installation. crazy world.

Steve

May 26, 2007 09:06 AM #6
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Donald Sutherland
Marathon Constructors Inspection Services - Seward, AK
Inspector-Seward, Alaska

Stephen,

We have mechanical contractors who still have not read a code book in years. I find duct tape in way too many instances. The sad part is our municipal inspectors are not catching this.

Alaska Don

May 26, 2007 05:28 PM #7
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Peter M . Christopher
Fairfield County Home Inspection LLC - Fairfield, CT
Residential & Commercial Inspections in

Hi Steve,

Yes Jim Gallagher. I do not know if you remember but he live across the street from me.

I will ask him again what station and time.

May 27, 2007 05:06 AM #8
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Jimmy Breazeale
Sherlock Home Inspections - Coldwater, MS
Does new construction count here?  I'd like to put in a plug for Chambliss Properties down here in Mississippi for the quality of their construction.  Most of the time, they make me feel almost useless.  Even when small defects (usually of an oversight nature) are noted, they are actually appreciative of having them pointed out.  Chambliss contracts with only the most conscientious builders for all their projects.
Jun 02, 2007 07:59 PM #9
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