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The Tar Monster in Home Inspections

The Tar Monster Discoveries in Home Inspections My kids always have liked Scooby Doo. One of the old episodes I remember is the Tar Monster. Well, the other day I met the tar monster. He was on top of a flat roof above a porch. He had covered all of the fully deteriorated roll roofing! […]

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Cleaning Up the Mess – A Home Inspector Speaks

Cleaning up the mess Let’s face it, no home inspector is perfect. I have been in the construction business for over 20 years now and had a home inspection company for over four. To be honest, I didn’t even know what a home inspector was before my mother in law mentioned it to me. Back to the […]

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335k Doesn’t Mean It’s Perfect – Home Inspection

Home Inspection 335k doesn’t mean it’s perfect I recently did a home inspection on a really nice newer home in Cedar Rapids, IA. The inspection overall went well with just your run of the mill deferred maintenance items and a couple of small repairs. Until this… It’s nice to have good equipment such as a thermal imaging camera and […]

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Home Inspection, Cedar Rapids IA, Waterloo IA- Are fuses better?

Home Inspection Are fuses better? Home Inspection, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo IA -Are Fuses Better? A few times a month during the course of performing a home inspection I will run into a fuse panel. Most folks in Eastern Iowa automatically assume that fuses are old, outdated, and generally less reliable than circuit breakers. Some would even go as far […]

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Are New Homes Better? A Home Inspector Shares His Thoughts

Home Inspector Cedar Rapids IA, Waterloo IA- Are new homes better? Home inspector Cedar Rapids, Waterloo Iowa- Are new homes better? That’s a question that I rarely if ever get asked. I think that most people assume that if it’s a new home, it’s a better home. I would have to ask a question as well, and that […]

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Knob-and-Tube Wiring Electrical Wiring

Knob-and-Tube Wiring Electrical Wiring First of all let’s give credit where credit is due. I am reblogging this because I think it is a good subject and was very well done. The gentleman’s name who originally posted this is Mr. Fred Sweezer Sr. and there is a link to his website at the bottom of the […]

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Home Inspection Hazards List

This list of terms and conditions addresses most of the widespread home hazards likely to be encountered inspectors. algae: microorganisms that may develop to colonies in moist environments, which includes a number of rooftops. They can discolor roofing shingles; often referred to as fungus. alligatoring: a problem of paint or aged asphalt brought about by […]

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