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Ask the Inspector: Even new homes need a look - Leader-Telegram

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 05:05

Ask the Inspector: Even new homes need a look
Leader-Telegram
... it is important to have an inspection of new and recently-built homes. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central and northern Wisconsin chapters.

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When HRVs suck on both sides, it's a safety hazard - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:41

Minneapolis Star Tribune

When HRVs suck on both sides, it's a safety hazard
Minneapolis Star Tribune
I recently stumbled upon a fairly odd safety hazard with newer homes, and I want to make other folks aware of this issue. While inspecting a home in Burnsville last year, I found that both the intake and the exhaust terminals for the heat recovery ...

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Home inspector and sellers sued by home buyer for alleged negligent ... - The Louisiana Record

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:06

The Louisiana Record

Home inspector and sellers sued by home buyer for alleged negligent ...
The Louisiana Record
NEW ORLEANS – A company that purchased a New Orleans home is suing the inspector it hired to inspect the property as well as the home's sellers for allegedly lying about the actual condition of the home and failing to reveal several major problems with it.

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Who to trust: your home inspector or the seller - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:27

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Who to trust: your home inspector or the seller
Minneapolis Star Tribune
As a home inspector, my job is to inspect the home, report on its condition and make recommendations. Nevertheless, I try to provide the best service that I can to my clients, and part of that involves standing behind my recommendations and findings.

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Home buyers sue realtors, inspector - Energeticcity.ca

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 16:11

Energeticcity.ca

Home buyers sue realtors, inspector
Energeticcity.ca
A Fort St. John couple is suing a pair of real estate agents and a home inspector for a number of defects they allege were not disclosed to them about a home they purchased last fall. Derrick and Jolene Laychuk filed a claim in B.C. Supreme Court May ...

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Kuffa: Life as a home inspector is never dull - Port Huron Times Herald

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:23

Port Huron Times Herald

Kuffa: Life as a home inspector is never dull
Port Huron Times Herald
We had such a great response on the article last week about some of the strange, diverse and funny things that we run into during my many years in the construction business, that I have decided to share a few more of these encounters with you. The ...

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Home Inspector: How to organize your spare cords - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:18

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspector: How to organize your spare cords
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A big box of random phone, computer, and audio cords all tangled together is the worst. Not only is it impossible to find what you need, but the cords get all tied together in knots, and this useless box of cords takes up room on your shelf. I've come ...

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Damage can sometimes occur during a home inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:07

Damage can sometimes occur during a home inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. The people who are buying our home hired a home inspector. During the inspection, he was filling the spa tub in our upstairs bathroom and he filled it nearly to the top. Unfortunately, a leak in the overflow drain caused water to drip through the ...

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3 Tips For Finding A Home Inspector - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 05:12

3 Tips For Finding A Home Inspector
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)
The Federal Savings Bank shares a few helpful tips for buyers searching for a good home inspector. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 24, 2015. When purchasing a home, it is crucial to complete a proper home inspection. The Federal Savings Bank, a Midwest ...

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Q&A: Why is there a lock on my circuit breaker? - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 18:45

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Q&A: Why is there a lock on my circuit breaker?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
I recently had someone send me an email, asking why their circuit breaker had a lock on it, preventing the breaker from being turned off, or tripping. It would seem that this is a safety hazard, wouldn't it? Lock at circuit breaker. The answer is ...

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