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Scott has owned and operated a full service home inspection company since 1995. Serving a 100 mile radius of Nashville, Tennessee.
For the many folks who had no idea about this here you go!  So much for the one year of liability!State Legislation - Kentucky Latest Update on SB 22Bill #: SB22Year: 2008Bill Summary:SB 22 AN ACT relating to home inspector licensing. Amend KRS 198B.700 to conform and to define "home inspector"; ...
We just got back into town from a long weekend up in the Smokey Mountains.  We do not have cell service at out cabin, so whenever we go into town we are able to get our messages from the cell phone voice mail.  It is so nice not to have the normal interruptions and to be able recharge the interna...
The following pictures are from inspections that I have performed over the past year.  All were 1 year warranty inspections on new homes.  None of the owners had their homes inspected before they closed on them.  The sad part about this is that all of the issues would have been caught if they had...
I discovered a printing company that has good service, a wide range of templates and products.  Not to mention good pricing!  The company is Prints Made Easy .  I ordered 2000 new business cards and had them in three days at my doorstep.  Gloss card stock (photo quality) with printing on both sid...
I'm sure many of you have heard of the FPE electrical panel and their Stab-Lok breakers.  They have become one of the more noteworthy electrical items in homes that are over 20 or so years of age.  The main issue is that they can fail to trip and just have a poor overall design for attaching into...
I found this 1920's circa electric panel in an 1850's antebellum home a few years back.  The sales brochure said that the home had been rewired!  Well, it had been but back in the 1920's when they added electricity to it!  The best thing about it was that everything still worked in the home.  Oh,...
I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have been asked what is a "Rake" on a roof or what is a "Valley".  Sometimes I forget that what is common terminology for me might be like Greek to the person I'm talking with.  When I'm talking about the rake on the West side or whatever side of th...
It looks like it will be only a matter of time before Bill 6606 becomes law.  It  passed the House yesterday without a single "NO" vote.  It had a few changes, mostly dealing with the fees for the licensing and other housekeeping items.  So a good question might be; What is the next step?As a few...
 This is an introductory post to a New Group on Active Rain.Who would use a home watch service?  A home watch is primarily for non-resident owners or owners who are away for extended periods of time.  It can be their primary residence but most often it is a second home at a vacation destination o...
The other day I found a section of old chrome plumbing pipe in full bloom under a homes bathroom sink.  It really was a pretty sight to behold.  The blooms were bluish green and were caused by corrosion of the pipe and chemicals that had been used to "clean" the drains. This is fairly common with...

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