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Got carpet stains, or need to repair a small area of your carpet? Panama City Real Estate | Carpet Cleaning Tips

Here are a few easy home solutions you can try...

Slime

If someone in your house is a fan of slime, you probably have wished they weren't. Slime is primarily made of glue and most of it is washable. Try using plain white vinegar, on the area. It might take some patience, but you can get the slime out of your carpet!

Pet Messes

A handheld extractor (vacuum) can suck liquids from carpet and works better than attempting to absorb the mess with paper towels or rags.

Chewing Gum

Everyone's nemesis - Chewing gum on the carpet. Have no fear though, you can remove chewing gum from carpet as well as most other materials by placing ice on the area for a few minutes. Let it

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Here is my latest series on the necessity for home inspections.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech). After seeing these real-life home inspector photos (and after you've stopped giggling), you'd have to wonder what these homeowners or contractors were thinking!

 You can "Right click" and select "View Image" to see larger images.

Toilet Designs That Should Never Be
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Ceiling Tub Spout

The bare-all window isn’t even the strangest part of this bathroom arrangement.

Look closely at

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Here is the final installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more home owner posts.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)

 

Home Inspections that sting
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What’s a TPR Valve?

Not willing to be outwitted by a water heater, Billy Joe Bob decided that the TPR (temperature, pressure relief) valve should only drip when he wanted it to drip. A TPR valve is an important safety feature, and the photo shown is NOT an appropriate solution!

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The protection of our families is of utmost importance to us all. So when the wind starts blowing and the waters begin to rise advanced precautions and panama city real estate storm preparednesspreparations will go a long way to ensuring our families safety!

Here are just a few tips on Storm Safety.

Get a Glow in the Dark Flashlight

Easy to find glow in the dark tape wrapped around a flashlight makes it easy to find the light when the power goes out.

Leave it or mount it somewhere readily available in cases where it's needed quickly

Be aware of Lightning and Electrical Storms

During an electrical storm it is highly advisable to stay indoors.

However, here is something you may not be aware of.... Lightning can still get to you indoors by following the conductive paths within

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Here is another installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more of these goodies over the next few days/weeks.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)

 

Home Inspections that sting
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All employees MUST wash their hands before returning to work!

Genius! With this setup, you can wash your hands and your feet at the same time! A small bathroom requires a certain amount of planning.


 

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Beer can inspection panel

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Panama City Real Estate SalesAs we're now in another Hurricane season, I thought it prudent to remind my customers, friends and family about a few things you want to avoid during a power outage.

In no particular order, here are just a few things to avoid during a power outage...

AVOID...

Lighting Candles

While many believe this is the first thing to do, in actuality it is something to avoid. While candles are certainly a mood enhancer and has it's place, they can cause a fire. They don't really provide strong lighting where as a lantern or flashlight would be more preferable as a light source.

Letting Your Phone's Battery Die

Playing on your phone or other wireless device for hours might seem like an appealing option to wallow away the time during a power outage.

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Here is another installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more of these goodies over the next few days/weeks.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)

 

Home Inspections that sting
Home Inspections in Panama City FL

Jacked-Up House

I’m not certain how much weight that jack stand is rated for, but I’m pretty sure a house is a bit over the limit. It’s important to understand load-bearing posts.


 

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Kitchen exhaust vent routing fun

Yeah, this

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Here is another installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more of these goodies over the next few days/weeks.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)

 

Home Inspections that sting
Home Inspections in Panama City FL

Toboggan ice-dam solution

Granted, this is quite a clever setup. But it seems like it might be less work to fix the ice-dam problem!


 

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Skillfully Unnecessary Scribe

Bonus: You can visit with your toddler while your taking

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Here is another installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more of these goodies over the next few days/weeks.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)

 

Home Inspections that sting
Home Inspections in Panama City FL

Look closely

And you’ll see a very conveniently located outlet right where it’s needed. There are several things to keep in mind when you’re roughing in wiring and positioning of the toilet and outlet are just two of them!


 

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Here is another installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more of these goodies over the next few days/weeks.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)

 

Home Inspections that sting
Home Inspections in Panama City FL

Hoo boy!

Vinyl dryer vent hose is such a bad idea on so many levels. A smooth metal dryer vent is the best solution available at your local big box store.


 

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Let’s have a party?

Yep, let’s have over a couple dozen neighbors

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