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Optional Home Inspection Services

  INFRARED (THERMAL) IMAGING This optional service is totally amazing. I basically utilize my infrared camera to detect hidden issues behind the finished surfaces of your building. If there are finished walls or ceilings in the living areas, basement or attic that are situated on the exterior shell of the structure, my IR camera can detect insulation voids or concealed issues that can be revealed without destroying or removing the wall/ceiling material. It’s simply an infrared imaging and measurement camera that can actually "see" and "measure" thermal energy emitted from an object. I can then map out and interpret these thermal readings which can reveal serious issues that cannot be seen by the naked eye or with any conventional or digital photography. Infrared Scanning - $150.00 an hour ($150.00 for a professional IR report )   DRUG TESTING Yes, you are reading this correctly. I can actually test your prospective home for drug residues with

LEAD PIPES AND LEAD PAINT

Lead Paint New LEAD LAWS enacted on April 2nd, 2010 All building contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes built before 1978 must now be EPA certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination throughout your home. Before you hire any building contractor that will be distrurbing suspect lead paint, please have your home professionnally tested for lead paint. If your home  does have positive results of lead paint, your renovation contractor must be LEAD-SAFE Certified before touching anything in those areas that tested Positive. Simply look for the LEAD-SAFE CERTIFIED logo before you hire any renovation contractor ... LEAD - WHAT IS IT Lead has been mined, smelted, and compounded for thousands of years. Lead is a neurotoxin metallic element that was historically used in paints, gasoline and plumbing materials for many years. Lead was easy to work with for a variety of purp

My World Travels

COUNTRIES WHICH I VISITED ABROAD ARUBA - PHOTO ALBUM Baby Beach California Lighthouse California Dunes Colorado Point Guadirikiri Cave Manchebo Beach Natural Bridge - which is now destroyed Natural Pool Palm Beach San Nicolas Santa Cruz Yamonta Hill AUSTRALIA Berrima Village and Wildlife - PHOTO ALBUM Koala Encounter - PHOTO ALBUM Sydney - PHOTO ALBUM BAHAMAS PHOTO ALBUM - 2009 PHOTO ALBUM - 2019 Pig Beach - PHOTO ALBUM Swimming with the Sharks - PHOTO ALBUM Balmoral Island - PHOTO ALBUM Atlantis Compass Cay Exuma Nassau Paradise Island Staniel Cay BELIZE - PHOTO ALBUM Belize City BERMUDA PHOTO ALBUM - 2010 PHOTO ALBUM - 2018 Royal Navy Dockyard Church Bay St. George's Hamilton BORA BORA - PHOTO ALBUM Aqua Safari Helmet Dive - PHOTO ALBUM BRAZIL - Rio De Janeiro Boating in Brazil - PHOTO ALBUM Carnaval 2017 - PHOTO ALBUM Christ The Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mounta

PURCHASING A HOME WITH ALUMINUM WIRING

This picture is a perfect example of the problems that are associated with Aluminum wiring. Note letters A and B (the insulation jackets are melted), which I will explain "Why" in the third paragraph and C (mixing copper wiring with aluminum wiring on the same breaker). Aluminum wiring can not be mixed with copper wiring and breakers can not be double tapped with two wires, unless designated by manufacturer and the breaker connnection will contain a special clip for double tapping. Aluminum wiring is very easy to identify due to it's obvious aluminum color. Aluminum wiring is not to be confused with tin coated copper which looks similar to aluminum wiring but aluminum wiring has distinguishing characteristics and is a solid conductor. During the 1970's, aluminum (instead of copper) wiring became quite popular and was extensively used throughout the United States. Since that time, aluminum wiring has been implicated in a number of house fires, which caused jurisdict