Posts Tagged ‘Home inspection’

A Typical Week

     Last week was a fairly typical week at F.P.D. Home Inspections. We try to limit ourselves to two inspections a day so we ensure that each house and each report gets the time and attention that they require and deserve. We had the usual mix of homes: big and small, new and old.…

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Yes, You Need A Wind Mitigation Inspection

    Wind Mitigation Inspections We’re fortunate, business is good; the phone rings steady with new and returning customers ordering home inspections. Many of these callers are from northern states tired of shoveling snow and intent on moving a little closer to the sun. Most of them have never heard of a wind mitigation inspection…

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Infrared Technology for Home Inspectors

Infrared technology isn’t new. FLIR, the company that produces the camera that we use at F.P.D., has been making quality cameras since 1978. Infrared technology is used by law enforcement during surveillance, the Coast Guard during search and rescue, airport authorities attempting disease control, and home inspectors looking for a variety of issues in homes…

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Heat Pump Basics Explained

I don’t often have customers who want to follow me during the entire home inspection. It takes about three hours and leads me places that not everyone wants to visit, for example on the roof or in the crawlspace or attic. When they do want to tag along I try to make the experience educational…

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Trust Your Real Estate Agent

When it comes to buying and selling houses, nobody has more experience than a real estate agent. Monica and I have bought five houses and we’ve sold four so we’ve been around the block a few times. Each time we’ve had good experience with the realtors we’ve used across the country and around the world.…

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