Reuben's Home Inspection Blog

Concealed damage: a home inspector’s homeownership woes, part 1

You might think that as a home inspector I have some kind of special immunity to house problems and concealed damage, but I don't.[...]

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Fall maintenance checklist for Minnesota homeowners

Fall is officially here, and that means it's time to get started on your fall maintenance list. We've put together a list for Minnesota homeowners.[...]

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Cougar Paws: these boots are made for walkin’ (roofs)

For anyone in any type of business who regularly walks sloped roofs, get yourself a pair of Cougar Paws.[...]

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Door repair: how to fix a door that doesn’t latch

Repairing a door that doesn’t latch properly might seem like a quick and easy fix, but there are a few little tricks that make the job easier.[...]

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Reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ disease in your home

Nine recently confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease in Hopkins, MN reminded me of an old blog post that I thought would make for a timely re-blog.[...]

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Trench digging without nasty lawn scars

I've figured out a much better way to dig a trench; it's more time-consuming, but I think it's worth the effort.[...]

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Updated home inspector training advice

I went over my emails from the past several years to see what home inspector training advice I had given out, and put it all into one place.[...]

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Asbestos in homes

We get a lot of questions from home buyers about asbestos. Will we identify the presence of asbestos? Can we test for asbestos?[...]

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Lead water lines: a home inspector’s perspective

Drinking water safety for communities with lead water lines has been a common topic of discussion ever since the whole Flint water crisis happened[...]

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Attention home inspectors: there has never been a better time to join ASHI

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is currently running a promotion through the end of the year, offering a free one-year membership in the organization for anyone who joins a local chapter.[...]

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New backflow preventer testing requirements for Minnesota

Backflow preventer testing is now required on an annual basis in Minnesota on new lawn irrigation system installations.[...]

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Camera buying advice for home inspectors

This is camera buying advice for home inspectors. I've gone through numerous digital cameras and have become quite opinionated on the matter.[...]

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