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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
I have seen some really creative ways to run a dryer vent. We all know the dryer vent must discharge outdoors... right? Not into the garage, another room, the attic, it must be outdoors! Why? One of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heatin...
Well, today I must report another casualty, one in which a Swamp Cooler, or Evaporative Cooler was mounted on a roof surface. I recently wrote a blog about mounting these things on a roof - here. It may not be very timely because we are in winter, but this one caused a major defect and I see it a...
I done an inspection on an abandoned home the other day. I say abandoned because the home had been sitting empty for many many months, maybe over a year, how long I'm not even sure. I can say though that my inspection of said home has been delayed and rescheduled several times whilst the bank and...
We had our Active Rain meetup today here in Albuquerque! It was a great time seeing the regular members, and three new prospective members! We chose to meet at Black Angus, and it was a great choice(thanks Debbie)!! We had our own little booth area that gave us just enough privacy so we could tal...
I did a Pre-Listing Inspection last week for a very nice older couple. They listened to their Realtor and realized it is a great idea to get a Pre-Listing Inspection! They didn't want any surprises when they buyers Home Inspector does his inspection and finds stuff they didn't even know about!It ...
Good Monday morning folks! I want to remind everybody that we are having our meetup here in Albuquerque this coming Wednesday, January 27th @1PM at Black Angus Steakhouse,  2290 Wyoming Blvd. NE! I am looking forward to seeing everybody!I also would like to say that if you are thinking about join...
Time for the winter meetup here in Albuquerque, The Land of Enchantment!! After long diliberations... we have chosen to meet Next Wednesday the 27th @ 1PM at Black Angus Steakhouse. The address is 2290 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 Phone:(505) 292-1911. We are trying to build up members...
I can't tell you how many times I have recommended that gutters be installed on a house. They are so important and is really a part of a system that controls water run off of your roof and away from the structure and foundation of the house. The house I inspected the other day had a full set of g...
So you and wifey bought your first brand new home! Some people do not get Home Inspections on new construction because it's "new", and it was constructed by "the builder"... everything is perfect! Well, I think we all know that's not true, but you do get a one year warranty for defects and crafts...
Graywater systems are designed to re-use water that has no waste in it for watering plants, trees, etc. The use of graywater systems can be very beneficial. It can lower fresh water usage, reduce the amount of chemicals and energy at water treatment plants, it's less of a strain on septic tanks, ...

Fred Hernden, CMI

Albuquerque area Master Inspector
local_phone(505) 588-9559
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