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Home inspectors encourage electrical inspection - CBS42

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 22:28

Home inspectors encourage electrical inspection
CBS42
"There's a lot of things that now we consider extremely dangerous and a builder would not build them that way anymore,” Kent Clark, a home inspector for Clark and Associates, said on Thursday. “And there's significant cost in upgrading electrical ...

On shaky ground - Boulder Weekly - Boulder Weekly

LA Home Inspector - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 16:17

Boulder Weekly

On shaky ground - Boulder Weekly
Boulder Weekly
Another 1994 study on the effects of vibroseis trucks in the Los Angeles area uncovered minor damage: aggravation of an existing break in an old wooden beam. The Crumbleys have been told they will need to drill a new well .... Certified home inspector ...

Woman Electrocuted in Her Shower Wins $4 Million - Lawyers.com Blog (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 11:11

Woman Electrocuted in Her Shower Wins $4 Million
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)
But a home inspector who tested Wilson's house found 26 places emitting electrical current, including almost all of the plumbing and appliances. The inspector said he had never seen anything like it. The jury found that Edison caused an environmental ...

After Four Years Is BC Home Inspection Licensing a Failure? By Craig Hostland ... - MarketWatch (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 22:22

After Four Years Is BC Home Inspection Licensing a Failure? By Craig Hostland ...
MarketWatch (press release)
As a result, this new group began accepting for membership home inspector candidates who did not meet the high qualification standards of the two organizations initially recognized by Consumer Protection BC - CAHPI(BC) and the Applied Science ...

HUD ALLOCATES NEARLY $18 MILLION TO HELP VERMONT TO RECOVER FROM HURRICANE IRENE IN 2011

HUD Updates - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:07
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today allocated nearly $18 million to the State of Vermont to help local communities to recover from the lingering effects of Hurricane Irene in the summer of 2011. This grant, part of $514 million allocated among nine states nationwide, is provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of 'unmet need.'

Federal Court Approves Settlement of Environmental Claims Against Weylchem US, Inc. Facilities in Elgin and Lugoff, South Carolina

Hazardous Waste - Tue, 03/26/2013 - 04:00
COLUMBIA – U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that United States District Court Judge Cameron Currie approved a consent decree with Weylchem US, Inc. to resolve alleged violations of federal and state air, water, and solid waste pollution laws at Weylchem’s specialty chemical manufacturing facility in Elgin and its wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff

Spray Products Corp. Settles Hazardous Waste Violations at Montgomery County, Pa. Facility

Hazardous Waste - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 19:49
PHILADELPHIA (March 25, 2013) -- Spray Products Corp. has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its manufacturing facility in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited Spray Products for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the federal law governing the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste

Michigan Computer Company Owner Sentenced for International Environmental, Counterfeiting Crimes

Hazardous Waste - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 16:59
WASHINGTON — A Michigan computer company and its owner were sentenced today for trafficking in counterfeit goods and services and violating environmental laws. U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson sentenced Mark Jeffrey Glover, to 30 months in prison and a $10,000 fine, and his company, Discount Computers, Inc. (DCI) , a $2 million fine with $10,839 in restitution to Mich. landlord, for trafficking in counterfeit goods and services

Mike Holmes: Spring season signals home maintenance - The Province

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 16:16

The Province

Mike Holmes: Spring season signals home maintenance
The Province
Ask a lot of questions, and check out the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation fact sheet, Hiring a Home Inspector. Catch Mike Holmes in his new series, Holmes Makes It Right Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on HGTV. For more information, visit hgtv.ca. For more ...

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Shell Busey: Home purchase takes patience - The Province

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 16:09

The Province

Shell Busey: Home purchase takes patience
The Province
Have the house, new or used, inspected by a certified, licensed home inspector. If it's an older, detached home with lots of trees, have the perimeter drainage system inspected by camera as a condition of the offer. When purchasing your first home, be ...

Buying a home? Order the "Housefax" from a Boulder-based dot-com - Denver Post

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 06:01

Buying a home? Order the "Housefax" from a Boulder-based dot-com
Denver Post
But for the most important purchase — a home — much of the due diligence isn't performed until after a contract has been signed, via the professional home inspector. A local dot-com aims to change that. Beginning in late April, house hunters will be ...

'Tis the season for home maintenance - Regina Leader-Post

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 03:22

'Tis the season for home maintenance
Regina Leader-Post
Hire a qualified, licensed inspector who knows what they're doing. How do you know if they're qualified? Ask a lot of questions, and check out the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation fact sheet, Hiring a Home Inspector. Catch Mike Holmes in his new ...

Home purchase takes patience - The Province

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 03/24/2013 - 08:08

Home purchase takes patience
The Province
Have the house, new or used, inspected by a certified, licensed home inspector. If it's an older, detached home with lots of trees, have the perimeter drainage system inspected by camera as a condition of the offer. When purchasing your first home, be ...

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people in business - Norman Transcript

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 03/24/2013 - 06:51

people in business
Norman Transcript
Vanguard, established in 2009, serves all 77 Oklahoma counties. “So many rural areas don't have a professional home inspector in their communities and I wanted to help them protect their hard-earned investment dollars when buying property,” Graham said.

Spring into decking maintenance - Sturgis Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 03/23/2013 - 04:47

Spring into decking maintenance
Sturgis Journal
If in doubt, call a trained inspector to look it over. What with the Mayans being wrong, you will want that deck to last a long time, and give many years of safe usage About the House. Rob Kinsey has been a licensed builder for 30 years and is a home ...

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Home inspections vital part of buy-sell process - San Antonio Express

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 03/23/2013 - 00:00

Home inspections vital part of buy-sell process
San Antonio Express
Home inspector Mark Eberwine climbs into the attic of a Windcrest-area home during an inspection. Inspections cost $300 on up, depending on the age, condition and size of the home. Photo: Photos By Robin Jerstad / For The Express-News. Home inspector ...

Is your home ready for spring? - Seacoastonline.com

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 03/22/2013 - 15:17

Is your home ready for spring?
Seacoastonline.com
Greg Fyfe is an employee of Eldredge Hardware in York, Maine, but in a past life he was a home inspector. “I would advise homeowners to do their own inspections, from the roof down,” said Fyfe. “Start by looking for missing or broken roof shingles ...

Simona Wilson Awarded $4 Million in Lawsuit After She Was Electrocuted By ... - Opposing Views

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 23:18

Simona Wilson Awarded $4 Million in Lawsuit After She Was Electrocuted By ...
Opposing Views
Once the woman was shocked by the shower, she hired a home inspector to test the house. The inspector found 26 points in the house that were electrified, including many of her appliances and plumbing fixtures. The home inspector told her, “Get out now.

Bluewater Property Consultants Inc. forms new strategic relationship with ... - Wire Service Canada (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:39

Bluewater Property Consultants Inc. forms new strategic relationship with ...
Wire Service Canada (press release)
... inspection companies in North America that leverages their extensive technical knowledge across six integrated business lines - Home Inspection, Commercial Inspection, Report Writing, Energy Audits, Home Inspector Training and Continuing Education.

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California Woman Electrocuted In Her Shower Wins Lawsuit - The Inquisitr - The Inquisitr

LA Home Inspector - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 13:24

New York Daily News

California Woman Electrocuted In Her Shower Wins Lawsuit - The Inquisitr
The Inquisitr
A Superior Court jury in downtown Los Angeles sided with Simona Wilson, awarding her close to $4 million in the judgment. The jury found Southern California Edison (SCE), the electric company and prior owner of Wilson's Redondo ... However, separate ...
Woman shocked in shower awarded $4m - NinemsnNinemsn

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