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My blog is intended to provide information related to home inspections in Seattle, surrounding communities and anyone else interested. Sometimes I will provide information that has nothing to do with home inspections. Enjoy!
The ingenuity of human beings never ceases to amaze me.At a recent inspection, I was looking at the water heater and noticed there was a smoke alarm sitting on top of the heater.  It is not unusual to see smoke alarms sitting around---having been removed from their proper locations for one reason...
The year is 1927 and there was actually no need for kitchen receptacles at all because there was nothing to plug into them if they were there.There were no mixers, microwaves, toasters, waffle irons, egg beaters, Mr Coffee or anything else we commonly plug into kitchen receptacles in our modern k...
A “belly” is not hard to visualize.  We spend a lot of our lives concerned with what our bellies look like or don’t look like.Just like our own bellies (related our personal plumbing), there are other kinds of bellies that can be of concern as relates to our home’s plumbing system.If the plumbing...
It was once common to have milk and other things delivered to your home. In apartment buildings, there were often access doors in the hallways outside the apartments where the milkman could leave milk or the chicken-man could leave eggs---all without even having to let the occupant know.  They co...
We only had four people for our little MeetUp at the 14 Carrot yesterday---and that was OK.  I know there were a couple of people that had to cancel at the last minute, and that is OK too.Rene Fabre, Charles Buell, Gerhard Ade, Kerrie La GuardiaThese meetups are about so much more than the number...
When I went into the bathroom, there was a sign on the wall above the toilet that read something to the effect:  “Be very careful when using the toilet not to put huge amounts of tissue or other items into the toilet and make sure you hold the handle down until fully flushed.”Testing the toilet, ...
Just like the place in your mind you want to go to, after reading this question, blog envy can be incapacitating.  It can consume you 24/7, making you do stupid things or make poor choices that you might have to live with the rest of your life.Remember the days when you were so self confident and...

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