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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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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 Most folks in Eastern Iowa automatically assume that fuses are old, outdated, and generally less reliable than circuit breakers.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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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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Home Inspector Cedar Rapids IA, Waterloo IA- Are new homes better?

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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