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Home Inspector - Square One Home Inspection
I had never given it much thought, this whole points thing, until I reached 20,000 points that is. The last 5,000 or so have gone by pretty quick. In the end, it's not about the points, but it does make AR uniques and enjoyable. I just wanted to share with my friends here that I have finally reac...
Has anyone noticed the change in weather we are having lately? The mornings are a bit chillier and the cold season is moving in. Is your home ready for the upcoming late fall weather, and especially the frigid temperatures we are sure to be getting with the arrival of winter? I am sure some of us...
Most of you in the Fond du lac region of Wisconsin have probably heard a thing or two about Mercury Marine possibly shutting down their operations in Fond du Lac. Now don't go all union or non-union on me here. There is more at stake here than most people realize. It doesn't matter what side of t...
I am so close to 20,000 points that I can almost taste it. I could have just logged out this morning without blogging at all, but then I wouldn't have reached it, so I figured I would share it with the world. This blog will put me over 20,000. Thanks to everyone that reads my rantings and twisted...
I saw some really intersting things this week as far as inspections go, but what caught my eye the most was the crazy, stunt-flying, loop-to-loop, barrel rollin', telephone line buzzin', Maverick wanna-be, crop duster.  In all seriousness, when I saw this I just had to get a picture. It really ma...
Have you given any thought to your electrical panel lately? Probably not in most cases. Do you know where it is located inside your home? Most of us do know that, it is behind that big pile of boxes in the basement, right? Unfortunately, this is the case many times during one of my home inspectio...
While doing some scanning on the radio in my truck this morning I heard a very funny commercial. The commercial was for a radio program for a guy some of you may have heard of. Mr Jeff Foxworthy. Very fun guy. Anyway, one his characters stated that the future is where you will spend the rest of y...
An earlier photo that I posted got me going on this subject today. Lets talk about chimney crickets and how they pertain to home inspection. Do they matter?   First of all, we need to know what a chimney cricket is. Without spelling out the technical definition, lets make it easy. It is a small p...
Ok, I need just a few moments of your time to vent on a situation I encountered a few days ago. This promises to be quite interesting reading for some of you. I have discussed this situation with a few others and gotten several opinions on how to best handle this. What's your take?  I had just fi...
Hello everyone.........haven't been here in while. But I wanted to stop by and let everyone know that my wife and I are expecting our first child. We are so excited, and happy to be parents-to-be. I cannot wait for the big day to arrive. On my website, I have a raffle set up for anyone in my serv...

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