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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.
Are those frosted or milky looking windows making you fret?  Well they should! Frosted window take away from the value and the beauty of a homeMany people (including many home inspectors) believe that the problem with Fog, Condensation or Moisture in their windows means that the window seal has b...
Pre-listing inspections good, bad or depends?Well, I guess that could depend on who and what!  From a home inspector's point of view who is looking for an increase of market share they can be good, when it is slow.  When a seller has an inspection done many times they can get the little and many ...
Just thought I would pass this along. National Home Inspector Examination - The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors has a new website. You will find all of types of information about the National Home Inspector Exam, practice exam and the various states licensing programs. The site ...
It takes about 15 minutes of prep and about another 30 to 45 minutes to simmer.  This needs a 6-8 Qt stock pot and serves about 6-8 folks.Ingredients:2 Packs of Taco Seasoning.  We like mild.2 Pack of Original Ranch Dressing Mix (powder)1 pound of shredded or diced cooked chicken. 1 med onion... ...
What is that thing under my sink?All homes have sinks, many kitchen and wetbar sinks are equipped with a small valve that is attached to a pipe on the drain line under the counter.  The purpose of this valve is to allow air to enter, but not to escape the plumbing waste line.  Without this equali...
Being that I'm not a real small individual I have become well acquainted with the magical healing powers of Gold Bond.  During those warm summer months, I love my Gold Bond.I have found another use for this magical powder when it comes to inspecting homes!  If you ever have a question if a gas ap...
Surviving when it is slowI have been self employed since 1992 and I have learned to survive when the phone stops ringing.  Now surviving does not always mean the same life style, some things might need to go on that back burner and you might need to eat a few more home cooked meals.  When my chil...
 This is a breakdown of what happened at the ASTM meeting. Well, the motion to initiate an ASTM standard for home inspectors was defeated by a vote of about 109 to 53 (it was hard to hear the exact vote results through the applause).   There were three abstentions, one was the NAR representative....
It all started a few weeks ago when I received a call to perform an EIFS inspection.  The home was about an hour away and it was not a small home so scheduling was an issue.  Well I finally had a date open and then the rains came.  It had not rained all summer and then we needed to build an ark! ...
I have noticed that all of a sudden we are inspecting larger homes, comparatively speaking.  When I look back at the past few months of inspections I have found a noticeable upward trend in that we are inspecting more homes over 4,000sf when compared to the past couple of years. Now I don't mind ...

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