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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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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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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 Most folks in Eastern Iowa automatically assume that fuses are old, outdated, and generally less reliable than circuit breakers.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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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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Doggies do it on the roof??

Doggies do it on the roof?? I hope the title wasn’t too misleading but I couldn’t resist. On a recent commercial property inspection I ran across this roof covered in doggy doo. Notice I said I was on the roof? This particular building was roughly 35 feet high and had three levels of roof. This was the […]

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