Tree Branches, Exposed Power Lines: Who Fixes What

-   I suppose this is only fair; tree maintenance should be the responsibility of the homeowner; not the power company. .  Before trimming trees around overhead power lines, you should contact Xcel Energy to have your service temporarily disconnected. According to Xcel Energy, tree branches in contact with the overhead power lines between the pole and house are the responsibility of the homeowner ..More

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Inspecting Permanent Wood Foundations

-  Here are a few water management issues that would be red flags at a wood foundation. When I find signs of moisture intrusion at a wood foundation, it means the water management system has failed, and the repairs will probably be expensive. ..More

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What good is a 100 amp electric service?

-  I considered recommending an electrician to do a load calculation on the house, but I first plugged in a few numbers at an online load calculator.  This home had a 100 amp electric service, which seemed too small for that size of a house. I got to thinking about this while inspecting a 3,600 sf house in Plymouth for an old friend from high school. ..More

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My Beef With Fiberglass Batts

-  I’m been complaining about fiberglass batts for a while now, and for good reason. Fiberglass batts are a poor choice of insulation for most applications, yet this still seems to be the insulation of choice for most handy homeowners. ..More

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Training Advice For Future Minnesota Home Inspectors

- . Every home inspector agrees; there is no substitute for on-site home inspection training.  Pairing up with a veteran home inspector is the only way to do this.  If you want to be a home inspector, you need to learn the business from another home inspector.  A good mentor will teach etiquette, procedure, safety, report writing… and plenty of other aspects of the business ..More

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