Rubber Washing Machine Hoses

- . Burst washing machine hoses have to be one of the most common causes of catastrophic water damage in homes.  It’s downright disturbing how often my client then goes on to share a story with me about how they already had a flooded house or knew someone whose house flooded because of a failed washing machine hose.  When I find rubber hoses used to connect the washing machine, I often mention to my clients that it’s a good idea to replace them ..More

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Buried Fuel Oil Tanks

- . If you suspect a buried oil tank, call Dean’s Tank, Inc.  If a fuel oil tank has been professionally removed from a property, there’s a good chance that this was the company that did it.  To determine if a fuel oil tank is present, they’ll come out and do a site inspection for $200.   They’ve been specializing in fuel oil tank removal / abandonment in the Twin Cities for over 25 years ..More

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Two-second tip: how to drill a hole in your wall without making a mess

-  I had to pass this along. I heard Adam Carolla mention this quick tip, and it really works.  If you need to drill a hole in your wall and you don’t want to make a mess on the floor, just use a Post-it® note. ..More

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Photos from New Construction Home Inspections, Part II

-  About 10% of the time, they get forgotten about. After the drain, waste, and vent system has been tested, the test caps on the vents at the roof need to be removed.  This effectively disables the vents. ..More

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Observe and Report? That’s for Mall Cops, not Home Inspectors

-  I try to avoid any ASHI vs.  I don’t mean to imply that an ASHI inspector will write a better report than an InterNACHI member, but their Standards of Practice certainly demand a higher minimum. Interesting.  If you were hiring a home inspector, wouldn’t you expect them to explain problems and tell you what to do?. InterNACHI discussions, but this is one major difference that I’ve never noticed before. ..More

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