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Inspections Day 1. Helping homeowners with house inspections in Florida

I arrived in Miami and checked into the field office and the next day went to orientation for this specific disaster and received my tablet to process the inspections. With all the computer hacking issues going on they are very worried about loosing these tablets as you would imagine,  and hsve been very direct about not loosing them as they are filled with a bunch of personal information. I feel like I am carrying around the nuclear codes or something.

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Working with FEMA to offer my house inspection services: Getting on board Pt. 2

So after not hearing from Vanguard or FEMA for a couple of weeks I get a 530am recorded call explaining they have moved everyone's processing to Dallas and to go there ASAP. Twelve hours later I got the same call stating they had changed the process and to not go to Dallas but to wait for further instructions.

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Why I decided to help.

When the disasters hit, just llike you I empathized with those affected and wished I could do something to help. My friend LP was ready to just load up and head to Texas just to be there and help in whatever way she could. I knew the last thing they needed was just another person taking up resources and being in the way.

When my cousin sent me the initial link, I saw an opportunity to really be able to help with my current skills and being a Texan I had a real attachment to the area.

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Working with FEMA to offer my house inspection services: Getting on board Pt. 1

Hello, I am Aaron. I work for myself as a home inspector and a residential locksmith. Back in September two major hurricanes hit the US. When this happened my cousin sent me a link on Facebook stating there was a company looking to hire inspectors for the disasters. When I tried followed the link it was already taken down and no longer active, more fake news I thought.

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Home inspection in Woodinville, Wa - Handrail

Home inspection in Woodinville, Wa - Handrail

With our hilly terrain it is very common to need steps to get to the entrance of a house.  If you have these types of landscaping steps in your yard, you need to ensure there is a handrail.  Since there is not distance to fall on the side of the stairs you do not need to have ballasters as well, just a graspable handrail.

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House Inspection in Bothell - downspout at deck

Here in the PNW water management is the top priority to maintain a lasting structure.  The gutters around the roof will pull all water to a downspout that can be diverted away from the house.  When the downspouts dont have have the leaders the water is deposited right at the foundation, the worst place possible. At this home inspection in Bothell, we can see the downspout going down into a void.  It would be much better to have a leader under the deck to take the water away from the house at least four feet. 

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Double tapped electrical panel at home inspection in Bothell

Roof, electrical, and vegitation ,the big three in a home inspection where most of the issues reside.  Electrical issues usally come from the old man that used to live in the house, or his friend that 'Really knows electrical..'

This particular picture shows two wires going into one lug nut on the neutral bar.  A few years back, when this house was built, this was accepted practice.  We now know this is not the best way to wire a house for the long term and each wire should terminate on its own into the panel.

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Home Inspecting in the great town of Bothell

Here is a warm story about this nice town of Bothell, its nice to work in an area with these kinds of people.

 

https://www.facebook.com/EricJohnsonKOMO/videos/1437890452939143/

 

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