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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
  Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!     Take time to look at your ceilings, as if you are looking at them for the very first! Any one that lives in an area, that has heavy winter snowfall. A telltale sign of leaks is a stained ceiling, which might appear brown or yellow in color after a few months of water infiltration.   Make note where the stains are, and then go otside to examine the corresponding areas of your roof. One thing to always remember, if you start to notice stains in the middle, it's sure best to wait untill after the winter months to inspect this problem. Going up on your roof in bad weather sure is just asking f...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
  Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!   It's time to locate that ladder and get ready to climb and to do some gutter cleaning.   If you are thinking of selling your home, and your gutters is filled with baby trees. The gutters will be written up in the Home Inspection Report. One of the areas that just about all homeowners will notice that needs some post-winter work are their gutters abd the downspouts. While a leaky roof could be the culprit with the respect to water damage, that water damage could also vert will be the result of clogged gutters or downspouts. Just because you may have made it throygh the winter without any leak...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!   It just makes sense to prepar yourself and your loved ones, for an Emergency! The likelihood that you and your loved ones will survive a house fire depends as must on haven a working smoke detector and haven a exit strategy, as on a well trained Fire Department. The same holds true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency. We all need to have the tools and plans in placed to make it on our own, at lwast for a period of time, no matter where we are when and if a disaster shouls strike. Just like haven a worken smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected just makes sense. Be sure to...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog You are always welcome to visit Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home! All though the Vermont Lawmakers, are wrestling with layen folk's off in State agencies, and closures of some of the highway rest ares, cutting back on the plowing and salting of the highways in the winter. Buy doing this move folk's lives have been put at dangger, during winter diving months, and puting a freeze on highway money for towns to fix roads. They are showen a different fiscal picture for them selves. They are going ahead and leting them selves receive a pay raise of 1.8 percent. Thanks to a measure that was passed during the 2005-2006 legislative session that they tied their pay to an annual cost-of-living adjustments negotiated for State ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
                          Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home! You have gone out looking at homes for a few weeks now. You have visited and looked over many neighborhoods at all times of the day and night. You've looked in to schools for your kids, Maybe you have even timed your commute to where you work from these areas. You have finally selected a home that fits the needs of you and your family. It's now time to think about maken the offer on the home, You start thinking: Where do I start ? What exactly do I have to do ? What kind of legal commitment am I maken ? Can I negotiate the price and terms on this home ? If you have really done all of your homework up to this point. Maken the offer is the culumination of all the background work you have done. There ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
                                                  Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home!         Q. What is a "Home Inspection"? A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, Baker Home Inspection and Consulting may recommend further evaluation. Q. How long does a HOME INSPECTION usual take? It really depends on the type of inspection you choose, I’ll be on site from 1 to 5 hours. Most 3 bedrooms, 2 baths Standard Home Inspections are between 2.5 to 3.5 hours.   Copyright 1994-2008 All Rights Reserved I hope you and your family always have a fun and safe day!   This posting and th...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
                        Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home!   Q. What if the report reveals problems? No home is perfect. Just because your inspection report reveals problems this does not mean you should not necessarily buy the home. My goal is to provide you and your family with the best information that I can about the condition of the home and property at the time, your home inspection was done for you. Your Real Estate Agent is a lot better equipped to negotiate individual items than I am. Regardless of who takes care of any issues, please be sure to follow up on any recommendations. Most of your inspection will mainly be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really s...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
        Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home! Right now somewhere in Springfield, Vermont there is a Fox sitting with pricked ears on top of a mountain. There is a Black Bear having some quiet time There are two Eagles talking over where to have their family There is a Moose enjoying life Around here, connecting with nature is not difficult and it comes quite naturally. You can do it just by simply going bird watching, hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, or just out taking photographs. According to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife, there are no less than 84 wildlife management areas throughout the State of Vermont, to see and enjoy wildlife. There are also several National Wildlife Refuges. The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, for an example, attracts large flo...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
    Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home!   GENERAL INFORMATION for Springfield           Population – 9,091           Area – 31,552 acres, 47 square miles           Altitude – 410 feet           Chartered – August 20, 1761           Average Temperature                    January – 16.5 degrees, F                    July – 67.5 degrees, F           Average Annual Rainfall – 43.5 inches           Average Annual Snowfall – 98.5 inches   MILAGE & APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIME TO           Albany, NY:                 110 Miles, 2 ½ hours           Boston, MA:                   130 miles, 3 hours           Burlington, VT: 110 miles, 2 ¼ hours           Hartford, CT:               120 miles, 2 ½ hours           Montreal, Canada:       225 miles, 4 ½ hours           New York...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
        Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home!   A leak from a fuel oil line in your basement or even a utility room will create an unpleasant odor throughout your home. This is a very important condition to check because it's a fire hazard. You need to have any leaks repaired just as soon as you can. Unfortunately, there have been some systems installed where copper tubing is ran directly on the floor and makes it subject to being crushed. It's a very poor policy and a really big hazard. In many case's the connections of the copper line to the tank, the pump, and the nozzle have been made by using a type of fitting called a compression. These fittings are not recommended for using as a oil line connection because they often leak.   This posting and the contents ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
              Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home!    A oil burner system is comparable to a gas burner except for the cost of fuel oil, which can run twice as much as a gas system. If you keep it properly maintained, your oil burning forced air furnace or boiler system will operate as efficiently and cleanly as a gas fired system. The oil burner does require more service than a gas burner, because there are a lot more compo nets to them. I always recommend having oil burners serviced annually. Even with the slight additional cost of maintenance, and the higher cost of fuel now a days, having a oil fired furnace is the best choice when the area you and your family lives in, does not have natural gas available. You may have had folk's tell you that they have had...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
              Knowledge is the Power to keep our Freedom's!       Serving in the U.S. Navy and being a Vietnam Veteran and serving in many other times of need by our Grand Country, and retiring from the Navy. Having lost many a good friends and my youngest son fighting for the freedom of others. So when I read that the Bangor Maine Housing Authority, had ordered a brother Vietnam Vet by the name of Arthur Brazeau, to stop flying and take down his U.S. Flag along with his U.S. Army, POW - MIA, and even the Maine State Flag, that he had hanging from his porch on a wooden brackt that he made with his own hands to Proudly display and attache and to fly them from the railing of his apartment. So I ask you. Are we becoming a Communist country and going to let all of our rights be taken away ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
          Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home!       ( In case anyone stop's by, I am not done with this post )     A very unusual aspect of Franklin's personality, at least by the standards of the 18th century, was his concern for personal hygiene.  From his youth he was an avid swimmer, and in his adult life he bathed as often as once a week practice considered scandalous at the time. Franklin not only brought the first bathtub to America but also improved its design and spent much of his time reading and writing while soaking. His concern for sanitation went beyond his own personal needs, and he was instrumental in creating America's first public sewer system in Philadelphia.
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
          Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home!   If you are a window blogger, then you give folk's a distinct perspective on the very workings of your industry to the outside world. Window bloggers are knowen for their honesty with folk's. Window bloggers are seen as being odd, but they always very respected. They do not pull any of their punches. A window bogger will always tell you like it really is, be it good or be it bad. They also go way beyond that by leting you know the reasons for decisions that are made and just way mistakes happen. A window blogger will thrive on context and loves communications. A window blogger can always provide you with the inside scoop on things going on and why they are, with out making you feel like it's a marketing pitch to y...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
          Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home! The signpost blogger is unusual in the fact they don't share their opinions with fok's, that is not their primary reason for their blogging existence. The sisnpost blogger will point out very cool things of interest in their industry. They may not really have a lot to say in their blog post's. But they will post dozens of shorter post's each day. As they come along very interesting tidbits to pass along to their reads. They can always point you to a site to read with very good information that they and you can use.   Lests have a little fun ok! Let me ask ya, what kind of blogger would write this post ? In case you have not noticed, all of the graphices and images that I use on my blog post's, has messages that wil...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
          Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home!   Using a trending system like BlogPulse you can track blog conversations from their starting point to their ending point, you are able to see how a conversation grows. It also will track specific terms for you over a period of time. You can compare the graph to other terms. You can also use a trending system to monitor how offten your Company is mentioned by folk's, versus how many times your competitors are mentioned over the net. You could even use them to see how bloggers are responding to new about a specific company.   Link to: Are You Tracking Your Blog-Part 2 of a 2 Part mini Series This posting and the contents that are written here are the intellectual property of Baker Home Inspection and Consulting. All...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
        Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home!   Using a system to track the activity on your blog is very helpful. Using a feed tracking system, This kind of tracking system relys on the feed that your blog publish. Feed reading and tracking systems, look for feeds to determine if theres anything new go en on in and on your blog. These systems tell ya all the blogs that have linked to your blog on an every day basis or you can have a list return that mention specific terms on a blog that visits ya. Now the largest of these systems, is PubSub they allow you to have search results returned to ya as a feed each and every day, so you do not have to search for the results yourself. Now wouldn't you like to have fun doing that ?   Link to : Are You Tracking Your Blog...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
          Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a worry Free Home! To buy or not to buy your Active Rain outside blog it's own domain name. Is a question that folk's have been asking them selves and asking others in the community. Some have been seeing that the search engines are not finding or picking up their outside blogs with it's own domain name. Even with have the same post's on it as they have on their Acrive Rain blog. You may be thing how can that be. Will it all has to do with ping. Pinging has to do with telling several services you have posted a new post to your blog. The ping, is used to get the word out to lists of all the most recent updated blogs on the net, to let PubSub and Technorati know to come on by to visit your blog and see what you have posted new and to h...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
          Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home! Marketing on Active Rain does work. I just got a call for an Inspection from my Active Rain Blog. I have been eagerly waiting for a new contact for an Inspection from my blog its self, here in the AR community. After we were done talken about the home they need Inspected, I asked him how he and his wife had came to find and pick me to call about their Home Inspection. He said that he had typed in Home Inspectors and looked at Home Inspector’s profiles, and read some of my blog post’s on Home Inspection’s, and some of my other ones in my Active Rain blog. And that he and his wife liked what I had written and had to say about things. They also liked the blog skin on my blog. Now talk about making one feel very proud....
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
           Knowledge is the Power for Your Freedom to a Worry Free Home! Don't just parrot the same comments over and over! Commenting on others blog post's When you have taken the time to read someone's blog's. The natural thing to start doing is to make comments on their occasional post's. You don't have to comment on each and every post they write, but it's nice if you do leave them a note or even an opinion on some of their post's over a few weeks or so. By doing this they will start recognizes your name, and in turn they will more than likely start checking through your blog to read and give you some comments. As you take the time to write a comment on someone's blog post, have your comment really count for sometime. Show them that you really took the time to read and enjoy their ...
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