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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
Vents, vents, vents... every house has them. Plumbing vents, bathroom vents, Kitchen vents, attic vents, dryer vents, gas vents, and they all protrude the exterior of the house in some manner. Most plumbing vents protrude through the roof, as well as some dryer vents. On two story homes that have...
 A picture is worth a thousand words. But this is Wordless Wednesday, so sit back and enjoy the presentation. Hopefully, you will never hire a contractor that gives you results like this, or if your sweet Uncle Bob says "Hey, I can come over this weekend, go get us a 12 pack of beer and we'll kno...
I had an inspection the other day in the beautiful town of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. It's almost a suberb of Albuquerque, but it's a separate little area that has grown to be almost as large as Albuquerque... it may be larger!Anyway, this was an older home, built in 1981. The first thing I noticed ...
They say you should take the road less traveled... be adventurous! But what if the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason? What if you head down this road but you can see there is trouble ahead? How will you handle this roadblock? Will you merely be able to step aside, go around it, or ...
Patches... even our old friend Clarence Carter would have to agree that there is a right way and a wrong way to patch a roof. My Inspection in Rio Rancho the other day led me to an Investors finding and purchase of a distressed home. The usual things were apparent when I arrived, like overgrown l...
Woo Hoo... time for Active Rain Spring Meetup! Our meeting will be on Wednesday, May 14th @1:00PM at Casa de Benavidez! The restaurant is located at: 8032 4th St NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87114Casa de Benavidez has a 50 year old tradition, Paul and Rita Benavidez's dream of serving tradi...
We all know the classic song from Led Zeppelin... that's what came to mind for me when I saw this picture. What the... Yep, the Stairway To Nowhere! Now, it took months of planning, Architects galore, Contractors were scratching their heads, Sub -Contractors going, "what's the problem?" to get th...
A little over a week ago I done an inspection in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This particular house was built in 1990. The house was vacant (I love that) and everything was accessible! There was a closet on the backside of the hallway bathroom that had an access door to the bathroom plumbing. I opened...
I had an inspection the other day in Sandia Heights. It is a beautiful exclusive area with the most awesome views in the area! It overlooks the whole city and surrounding areas and is breathtaking. It's hard to fathom how far you can actually see! Most of the homes are older, built in the 70's or...
Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...

Fred Hernden, CMI

Albuquerque area Master Inspector
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