I'm Tim Brandon. I'm not your typical home inspector. I have a background in Environmental Health and Safety, Mechanical Engineering, and Construction. So what do these have to do with home inspections? In an inspection, many of the items inspected are safety related: furnaces, wiring, stairways, chimneys, structure, radon, mold, asbestos, etc. I'm well versed in all these areas. As an engineer, I am familiar with structural components and methods, conventional and modern heating and HVAC systems, and building materials. Lastly, my construction experience gives me insight into how foundations, septic systems, and building structures are supposed to be built.
I have an affinity for older homes because they present more of challenge from an inspection perspective and I like a challenge. I live in a house that was built around 1850, so I understand the challenges an older home can present. Secondly, preserving features of an older home can sometimes be perplexing. When possible, I think the features of an older home should be preserved. But, sometimes that isn't feasible. In these situations, I can provide suggestions for alternatives for repairs.
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