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  I was inspecting an especially dirty and "deferred maintenance" type home this morning and thinking to myself, how did I get here and why am I doing this. Kind of a bummer working through and around the mess. Then my phone dinged that I got an email and this is what it said:"I would like to say...
10/26/2016
Buying a home is exhilarating. It is not only a time of excitement and joy, but also a time for making decisions and to-do lists. The home inspection is a very important step in that process, but for some it can be a bit scary. Really us? No! Please don't be scared of little ol' me :)   Here are...
09/08/2016
I am excited to add Aerial photography to my list of skills offered. With the new Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 107. After passing the FAA airman knowledge test and applying for the remote pilot certificate, I am now able to use my drone for commercial purposes, includ...
09/07/2016
I run across this condition quite often. Usually in older homes that have been modified or remodeled. I would say about 80% of the finished basements in this area may have been done without a permit. How NOT to create two new circuits to finish a basement. This house boasted a newly-finished base...
04/30/2016
Many insulation studies have come to the rule of thumb consideration that can be called The 5% Rule of Missing Insulation. Basically stated, if a given area, say a wall or ceiling in a room in a home, is missing 5% of insulation, that missing 5% will cause a more than 50% loss in R-value for tha...
01/19/2016
I run across this all the time, sometimes it is in hard to reach concealed areas, where it would be very difficult to correct. Until the use of thermal imaging, a lot of these areas have gone undetected. The insulation prediction becomes reality.  "Our pillows are cold!" Sometimes when home inspe...
01/16/2016
Link to my site Aerial PhotographyI purchased a drone as a hobbyist, to see if it would be useful to me during inspections. Wow, What a useful tool. I saved risking my neck on an inspection yesterday ( flying my drone for fun and with the property owners permission at no charge and following the ...
11/30/2015
This is great advice, I run in to homes that are not ready for inspection daily.      Sellers! The Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and your Listing Agent are eagerly looking over the report.  WHAT?  The Inspector has written, "not tested" and "unable to access...
11/23/2015
"Brian that is absolutely awesome!!! Thank you ever so much, I am very happy with your report, and your extremely prompt ability to get this inspection done so fast for us! I have told the other 2 agents in the office to call you when they need inspections as they both used Tom who retired also. ...
11/04/2015
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It has been 2 years since the flood in Northern Colorado that affected homes in my area, so I thought I would share an article that I have found helpful to my clients. C.L.U.E. Reports by Nick Gromicko   What is C.L.U.E.? C.L.U.E. stands for "Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange" and is a cla...
10/13/2015
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