April, 2002
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



Extreme Inspection

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

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The next time a client asks if you can do an inspection of a single family home and “I need it yesterday,” be sure you ask for the listing and a description of the home before you give the client a price.

You could very well spend all week on a place like this.

Designer/Builder John Kahn built this home in the Catskill Mountains of New York state.

Paul Andreassen
Andreassen Associates, LLC
Town of Saugerties, New York



Everything IN the kitchen sink

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Here’s an example of why you should take a picture as proof of not inspecting an item....do you think anybody would believe me later that I couldn’t inspect the sink, the plumbing, waste disposer, trash compactor, or see the termites in the cabinet, because I couldn’t get to it? The judge would say “yea right.”

Rudy Ringel
DFWinspector.com
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas