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I am blogging about the Long Shot camera system today. This camera system has help me a lot since I bought it. It is a telescoping pole that you can mount your digital camera to, I bought the 23 foot pole there are three different size poles to choose from 9, 15, 23 foot. The polester goes where ...
03/20/2011
I writting this blog post today to provide information about pool safety. The summer is here and the pools are open. I was at a networking event, where they wore collecting money for donation for a child that had drowned in their swimmimg pool. It is too late to save this child but we can all hel...
06/24/2010
I ran across some more unusual plumbing and electrical installation during some of my inspections. These are some of the more creative installation that were done by un licensed contractors. People want to save money or simple do not have the money to spend in these time I understand that but hav...
12/16/2009
I have not posted anything on my blog for some time now. It has been hard to get some free time to write blog posts. Anyway enough about not having a enough time and lets look at some unsual plumbing and two potential dangerous situation I found during home inspections. Here take a look at these ...
08/29/2009
I just did a inspection for my client who just had her 2 family home totally redone 2 months ago. It was a nightmare I do not know how the town inspectors allowed it and did not shut down the job, and take away the contractors license. My client called me up asking questions about the renovation ...
03/22/2009
I got a called from my client stating: "I have leaks and bugs are coming out of my walls" Can you help me?  I started asking some questions to get some background on this situation. The client stated they had bought a luxury condominium from one of the leading luxury home builders. I asked the cl...
03/02/2009
I was recently hired by my client to inspect his house not because he was selling it or buying a house. But because his family was getting sick with respiratory infection every month  from living in the house. The client told me over the phone that he just had a mold removed from both the basemen...
01/25/2009
The first thing I saw was the ledger board did not support the whole deck. Second thing no flashing to prevent water from entering the house. I started probing the wood with my screwdriver and almost lost it a few  times due to wood rot that was present. Then started shooting it with the infrare...
11/20/2008
  This retaining wall is failing due to hydrostatic pressure. Be sure to find out who is responsible for the retaining wall? This can be a very expense repair. This wall was about 7 ft height and 50 ft long, the repair bill would be thousands of dollars. Make sure your client is not the one that ...
11/18/2008
The missing knockouts on this main electric service panel box are exposing the main lugs. Which are live all the time, because wires coming from the meter base which is coming from the utility company. This situation is very dangerous, I all ways call out missing knockout because the hot bus is ...
11/11/2008
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