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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Let Your House Breath

By, Pete BuschThis weeks home maintenance tip is something you should already know but based on the the frequency of plugged intake and exhaust vents I find I thought I would do a quick blog.  Here are some pictures of a plugged intake vent screen that I found while doing a home inspection in Minneapolis Minnesota. If you have something that looks like this on the side of your house you've probably looked air intake vent
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Roof Leaking, How Not To Repair

As part of my picture of the week blog this was found during a home inspection in Maple Poor method to fix a roof leakGrove Minnesota. Here we have some kind of wash tub secured to the bottom of the roof just under the ridge in an attic. There was another one just like this at the other end of the attic and a plastic tub sitting on the insulation. These are attempts to deal with.
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Not A Very Bright Idea

As a home inspector in Minnesota one of the most enjoyable parts of my job is finding interesting things people have done to their home. While all of us have good intentions sometimes are efforts are not well thought out or implemented properly.[caption id="attachment_328" align="alignright" width="384"]Improper Shower Light Fixture Improper Shower Light Fixture[/caption]In this picture we have an improper light fixture/bath fan installed right in a shower. Whoever installed this did not take the time.
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Reducing The High Costs Of Expensive Chimney Repair

If you follow my blog you will start to notice a trend, I like to talk about the extra expense from deferred maintenance.  It’s a common perception that random components in a home will last forever with no maintenance required.  In almost every case a small amount of money spent now save hundreds and even thousands later. That is the reality of home ownership.This week’s topic is about chimney maintenance, who knew I had to maintain my chimney and I’m not talking about cleaning it..
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Tiled Shower Surround Grout Maintenance Tip

I think it’s fair to say most people would prefer the aesthetics of ceramic tile on their shower surround verses fiberglass or plastic. Ceramic tile comes in many different colors, shapes, and textures that will provide you with the look and feel that you desire, but with that comes extra maintenance as compared to a standard fiberglass surround.I like to think of the standard white fiberglass shower surrounds as practical, easy to install, very durable, and require virtually no maintenance other than cleaning. Ceramic tile.
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