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 John McKennaAMERICAN HOME INSPECTION Wild animals contribute to our enjoyment of nature and outdoor recreation, but they can also damage property, agriculture, and natural resources and threaten human health and safety. Equipped with the right information and tools, most homeowners can solve the...
John McKennaAMERICAN HOME INSPECTION   Many houses and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contains lead (called lead-based paint). Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly. Federal law requires that individuals receive certain inform...
John McKennaAMERICAN HOME INSPECTIONOver the past few decades, the illegal production of methamphetamine has reached epidemic proportions both in the United States and internationally. The manufacture of this drug has caused billions of dollars in damage to property, to the pharmaceutical industr...
John McKennaAMERICAN HOME INSPECTIONYears ago many houses in east Texas did not use large enough lumber, or enough lumber, to support the rafters and joist of a house.  As a result, many of your older homes develop sags in the rafters and joist.  If you inspect out in the rural areas, you will fi...
John McKennaAMERICAN HOME INSPECTIONThe first article below relates to Coldwell Banker and the second relates to an unknown company, but a similar situation.  Vendors paying Realtors to be on their list is becoming a hot issue in the industry.  When Realtors refer the Inspector, or other vendors,...
John McKennaAMERICAN HOME INSPECTION Watch This TV Report That Demonstrates Thermal Imaging And Explains How Our Inspection Methods Uncover Defects "Our State Of The Art Infrared Technology Can Detect Hidden Problems In Your Home, Through Thermal Images, Such as Electrical Hot Spots, Moisture, En...
I think it is good sometimes to just stop and say "THANKS" to all of our troops around the world for their service to our country.  We enjoy the blessings that have been secured for us by the unknown sacrifice of so many.  As we enjoy our security, they endure the pressures of survival in many ho...
John McKennaAMERICAN HOME INSPECTIONOne of the most common types of roofing seen on a residential home is the three tab composition shingle.  They are intended to provide many years of service, if installed properly on a home.One of the seven wonders of the world can be a roof leak.  They are one...
John McKennaAMERICAN HOME INSPECTIONMany people desire to make wonderful looking flower beds around their home, and without realizing it, they can many times create big problems that can lead to very expensive damage and repairs.  Here in Texas, people love their flower beds and enjoy creating a ...
John McKennaAMERICAN HOME INSPECTION  Can the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) to which people are routinely exposed cause health effects? What are sources of EMFs, and when are EMFs dangerous?   EMF (or ElectroMagnetic Field) is a broad term which includes electric fields generated by charged ...

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