Author Archives: Dan Rogers

84 Year old woman averts mold soda-blasting scam

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Top 10 ways to guarantee you are getting a great home inspector

  1.  Do your homework. An hour of your time can save you hundreds of hours (and dollars) of heartache.  Some things you should know when starting your home inspection lesson plan. – Home Inspections are not standardized. – All … Continue reading

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This flips me out!

Not a week goes buy that I don’t hear the statement ” This should be an easy inspection because the house was flipped and everything is new“.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact I cringe when I … Continue reading

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Thermal telegraphing (Ghosting)

“Ghosting” is a term used to describe the dark streaks that sometimes develop on walls and ceilings (especially along joist or stud lines), around doorways, at the outside corners of rooms, at the location of drywall fasteners, and on the … Continue reading

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Protect your home from water damage with a WAGS valve

During our home inspections in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and all areas of Hampton roads we see many indoor water heaters actively leaking and causing water damage. Current building codes require a catch pan and drain pipe to be installed … Continue reading

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Is your business LISTED?

The Ultimate List: over 50 Local Business Directories As a local business, attracting new customers can be a major challenge and having a website alone is no longer good enough as the internet becomes more integrated social society. Getting your … Continue reading

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Should I use my agents home inspector?

Should a Homebuyer Hire a Home Inspector Recommended by an Agent? So you’ve found the perfect house, Good neighborhood, Price is right, looks well maintained, looks good on the surface, smells good, nice floor plan, so you make an offer … Continue reading

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Transitioning from old E-mail(s) to new

Taking control of your E-mail How do I change to my new E-mail address without loosing my important emails or contracts? This doesn’t have much to do with home inspections but it’s a dilemma that many people experience. Many people … Continue reading

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Slick roof repair makes life easy

One of the most common roof problems I see at Virginia home inspections is damaged soil vent seals. These are the aluminum or plastic flashing’s that seal around the plumbing vent pipes that go through the roof.  The problem is … Continue reading

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How to alienate your customer in one easy step

If you really want to make your clients loose confidence in you, Try to talk them out of getting a home inspection. Ironically the agents who don’t get this will also not get the point of this article. It’s childs … Continue reading

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