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Animal, Vegetable or Mineral a Home Inspector Discusses

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral Home Inspector Discusses As a home inspector that services a large portion of the eastern Iowa area, I get to see a wide variety of homes. Many of  the older homes in Iowa that originally had gravity fed furnaces have modernized and updated to the higher efficiency forced air furnaces. When the HVAC contractor updates […]

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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 Most folks in Eastern Iowa automatically assume that fuses are old, outdated, and generally less reliable than circuit breakers.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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Furnace filters and Reality

Today I would like to discuss furnace filters with you. As a home inspector that services Cedar Rapids IA and Waterloo/Cedar Falls IA, I see a lot of furnaces on a weekly basis.I think a basic description of the method in which a furnace works is a good place to start. A furnace heats our home by moving air over […]

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Relocating to Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Relocating to Cedar Rapids, Iowa As a Home Inspector that provides service to Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Cedar Falls and many surrounding areas it is with great pleasure that I often meet and perform home inspections for people relocating to my service area. One of the great things about doing home inspections for people relocating to my area is that I am a member of […]

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They’re not the Traveling Wilburys – Termites

On a recent commercial inspection I was performing I came across the largest termite shelter tubes I have ever seen. What appears to be a crack in the wall in the picture on the right is actually a shelter tube built by Eastern Subterranean Termites. These little critters live in the soil and are not as destructive as the […]

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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 Roof Problems in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids IA

While performing home and commercial property inspections in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas I often run into roofing problems. Today I will share a few roof problems that I may see during a Home Inspection. In this picture we see an improperly installed ridge cap shingle. The shingles used on this roof are laminated shingles […]

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