Entries by Ben Hendricks

The low down on Mold.

Nasty stuff.  Nasty stuff indeed.  But what classifies a person to be considered a “Mold Professional.”  This is where marketing spins start to twist like a F5 tornado. I do not advertise mold inspection, I never will.  Why?  Because it would not be honest for me to do so. The first thing I do when […]

Only you can prevent fores…clothes dryer fires

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries every year due to clothes dryer fires.  Several hundred people a year are also subjected to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from improper dryer vents. The total damages come to nearly $100,000,000 yearly.  That’s one hundred million dollars a year. […]

Priming…yeah it’s that important.

Priming…Most people hate it.  Why? They think it’s extra work.  I’m here to tell you it’s not, and your finished product will turn out much better with its use. I used to be a manager at a certain big retail giant…let’s call them “Glowe’s.”  One busy Saturday at Glowe’s I was stopped in the lumber department by […]

Another kind of cold shower

You guys will LOVE this.  My first home inspection of the day was an older home, built around 1932.   From the outside, the house looks to be in decent shape.  A quick walk around it showed only minor problems.  I do my thing outside, and head indoors.  Nothing too shocking here either.  I head upstairs and start in the […]